Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oncology equipment maker Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Varian's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Founded (founded)||Palo Alto, Calif. (1948)|
|Market Cap||$6.8 billion|
|Industry||Health care equipment|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.7 billion|
|Management||CEO Timothy Guertin
CFO Elisha Finney
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||29%|
|Cash/Debt||$648.4 million / $161.8 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 400 members who have rated Varian believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I think the recent pull-back provides a good entry-point for [Varian]. Their revenue and EPS are as solid as ever and rumor is that their managment may be expecting increased demand. Varian has been an outperformer for years and I see no reason this trend will stop anytime soon.
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