4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Varian Medical Systems

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.

Varian facts

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
Competitors Accuray
Elekta
Siemens

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.  

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, troym72, tapped Varian as a rather timely bargain opportunity:

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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