Varian Medical Systems Inc. (VAR)

130.88
NYSE : Health Technology
Prev Close 132.08
Day Low/High 130.61 / 132.35
52 Wk Low/High 101.42 / 142.50
Avg Volume 563.90K
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 90.95M
Market Cap 12.01B
EPS 1.60
P/E Ratio 31.90
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

Varian Medical Systems Becomes #55 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing Ameren

The most recent short interest data has been released for the 02/28/2017 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.

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Here's How Health-Care Reform Will Affect This Cancer Care Company

Here's How Health-Care Reform Will Affect This Cancer Care Company

One health-care CEO says corporate tax reform would be more meaningful to his company than replacing the Affordable Care Act.

Corporate Tax Reform Could Be a Bigger Deal for This Company Than the ACA

Corporate Tax Reform Could Be a Bigger Deal for This Company Than the ACA

A cancer treatment provider discusses how Washington policies may impact business.

Here Are the Biotech Stocks Moving Ahead of the Opening Bell

Here Are the Biotech Stocks Moving Ahead of the Opening Bell

McKesson, Bristol-Myers and Varian were having a busy morning.

PerkinElmer Medical Imaging Unit Sale Could Be in the Works

PerkinElmer Medical Imaging Unit Sale Could Be in the Works

Investors would also like to see the life science and tools company be more aggressive with its free cash flow.

3 Stocks Pushing The Health Services Industry Higher

3 Stocks Pushing The Health Services Industry Higher

TheStreet highlights 3 stocks pushing the health services industry higher today.

Facebook, Google and 14 More S&P 500 Companies That Could Initiate a Dividend Soon

Facebook, Google and 14 More S&P 500 Companies That Could Initiate a Dividend Soon

Which companies have the ability to initiate a dividend? There are 16 companies in the S&P 500 that have room to do so, says Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

Why You Should Find Refuge in Wide Moat Stocks

Why You Should Find Refuge in Wide Moat Stocks

Weary investors, hoping to stop the bleeding in their portfolios from the volatility and selloffs in the broader market, might look at "wide moat stocks" for protection.

Finding Refuge in Wide Moat Stocks

Finding Refuge in Wide Moat Stocks

Weary investors, hoping to stop the bleeding in their portfolios from the volatility and selloffs in the broader market, might look at 'wide moat stocks' for protection.

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Stock Price Target Lowered at Jefferies

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Stock Price Target Lowered at Jefferies

Varian Medical Systems' (VAR) price target was lowered to $90 from $100 at Jefferies on Tuesday.

Varian Medical Systems Stock Sees Short Interest Increase 10.2%

Varian Medical Systems Stock Sees Short Interest Increase 10.2%

The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 09/15/2015 settlement date, which shows a 737,560 share increase in total short interest for Varian Medical Systems, Inc. , to 7,981,706, an increase of 10.18% since 08/31/2015.

Analysts' Actions -- Citigroup, BlackBerry, Caterpillar and More

Analysts' Actions -- Citigroup, BlackBerry, Caterpillar and More

Here are Monday's top research calls, including upgrades for Citigroup and estimate, target cuts for BlackBerry and Caterpillar.

See How Varian Medical Systems Ranks Among Analysts' Top Picks With Strong Buyback Activity

See How Varian Medical Systems Ranks Among Analysts' Top Picks With Strong Buyback Activity

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Varian Medical Systems, Inc. is the #83 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity.

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Showing Signs Of Being Water-Logged And Getting Wetter

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Showing Signs Of Being Water-Logged And Getting Wetter

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Varian Medical Systems (VAR) as a "water-logged and getting wetter" (weak stocks crossing below support with today's range greater than 200%) candidate

Varian Medical Systems Becomes #46 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing Rockwell Automation

Varian Medical Systems Becomes #46 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing Rockwell Automation

The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 06/30/2015 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.

10 Worst Health Care Stocks in the S&P 500

10 Worst Health Care Stocks in the S&P 500

Are there bad stocks in the health care sector?

See How Varian Medical Systems Ranks Among Analysts' Top Picks With Strong Buyback Activity

See How Varian Medical Systems Ranks Among Analysts' Top Picks With Strong Buyback Activity

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Varian Medical Systems, Inc. is the #85 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity.

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Hits New Lifetime High

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Hits New Lifetime High

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Varian Medical Systems (VAR) as a new lifetime high candidate

Stick With Mylan Laboratories, Whether Teva Buys It or Not

Stick With Mylan Laboratories, Whether Teva Buys It or Not

Mylan will generate a higher stock price for its shareholders in the coming months, deal or no deal.

Deal or No Deal, Stick With Mylan

Teva bid highlights M&A action in health care sector.

Deal or No Deal, Stick With Mylan

Deal or No Deal, Stick With Mylan

Teva bid highlights M&A action in health care sector.

The New #24 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component: Varian Medical Systems

The New #24 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component: Varian Medical Systems

The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 03/31/2015 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.

Analyst Favorites With Strong Buyback Activity: Varian Medical Systems Ranks As a Top Pick

Analyst Favorites With Strong Buyback Activity: Varian Medical Systems Ranks As a Top Pick

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Varian Medical Systems, Inc. is the #23 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity.

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Reaches New Lifetime High Today

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Reaches New Lifetime High Today

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Varian Medical Systems (VAR) as a new lifetime high candidate

Varian Medical Systems Takes Over #411 Spot From Navient

Varian Medical Systems Takes Over #411 Spot From Navient

In the latest look at the underlying components of the S&P 500 ordered by largest market capitalization, Varian Medical Systems, Inc. has taken over the #411 spot from Navient Corp , according to The Online Investor.

4 Stocks Triggering Breakout Trades With Unusual Volume

4 Stocks Triggering Breakout Trades With Unusual Volume

Keep these stocks rising on unusual volume on your breakout trading radar.

Today's Post-Market Laggard: Varian Medical Systems (VAR)

Today's Post-Market Laggard: Varian Medical Systems (VAR)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Varian Medical Systems (VAR) as a post-market laggard candidate

Potential Healthcare Takeover Targets

Potential Healthcare Takeover Targets

There may be a wave of consolidation.

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Is Water-Logged And Getting Wetter Today

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Is Water-Logged And Getting Wetter Today

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Varian Medical Systems (VAR) as a "water-logged and getting wetter" (weak stocks crossing below support with today's range greater than 200%) candidate

TheStreet Quant Rating: B (Buy)