2. As of noon trading, Varian Medical Systems ( VAR) is up $1.52 (2.1%) to $73.62 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Varian Medical Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 765,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.80-$73.73 after having opened the day at $71.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.11.

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services medical devices and software for treating cancer with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy worldwide. Varian Medical Systems has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Varian Medical Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Varian Medical Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Varian Medical Systems Ratings Report now.

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