Were Analysts Bullish Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) This Week?

Xavier Trudeau
Juin 10, 2017

Disney Walt Co now has $164.16 billion valuation. Amica Retiree Tru accumulated 719 shares or 0.05% of the stock. About 250,196 shares traded. ABIOMED, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD) has risen 40.97% since June 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.76% the S&P500.

05/08/2017 - Varian Medical Systems, Inc. was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at BTIG Research. Magnetar Limited Liability Company holds 14,444 shares.

Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas holds 0.03% or 41,734 shares.

03/28/2016 - Varian Medical Systems, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Robert W. Baird. The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $72.06.

About 60,487 shares traded. (NYSE:VAR) has risen 29.46% since June 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.27% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:VSAT) for 553,370 shares. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Leerink Swann on Wednesday, May 4. On Monday, May 8 the insider PUHY DOROTHY E sold $1.77 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.10, from 1.03 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 10 investors sold Immune Design Corp shares while 15 reduced holdings. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd Co holds 10,519 shares. It also upped Adobe Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE) stake by 55,106 shares and now owns 366,022 shares. Godshalk Welsh Cap Mgmt invested in 7,100 shares or 0.5% of the stock. Bradley Foster Sargent Ct reported 0.01% stake. 610,000 were reported by Nwi Mgmt Limited Partnership. (NASDAQ:VSAT). Manufacturers Life Insurance The holds 0.01% of its portfolio in ViaSat, Inc. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 12,637 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. (NYSE:FE) for 103,328 shares. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 1,093 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 25 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:FE). Natixis reported 0.29% in FirstEnergy Corp. The stock has "Buy" rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, August 18. Therefore 86% are positive. Saia had 12 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Varian Medical Systems from a "c+" rating to a "b+" rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th.

VAR has been the subject of several other research reports. Citigroup upgraded the shares of VAR in report on Monday, May 8 to "Buy" rating. On Tuesday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Benchmark with "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus maintained Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) rating on Wednesday, January 6. The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 22 by RBC Capital Markets. VAR's profit will be $87.49 million for 27.49 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality.

05/16/2017 - Goldman Sachs began new coverage on Varian Medical Systems, Inc. giving the company a "neutral" rating.

Iberiabank Corp increased Vf Corp (NYSE:VFC) stake by 50,856 shares to 59,619 valued at $3.18M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) stake by 49,049 shares and now owns 436,691 shares. Wal (NYSE:WMT) was raised too.

Since January 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $11.82 million activity. $878,038 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. They set a "hold" rating and a $85.00 price objective on the stock.

In other news, EVP Kolleen T. Kennedy sold 56,573 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 1st. 2,938 shares were sold by Del Toro Melinda Michele, worth $191,293 on Friday, March 17. (NYSE:VAR) for 461,647 shares. (NYSE:VAR) on Friday, March 17. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 29% are positive. Equities analysts expect that Varian Medical Systems will post $3.90 EPS for the current year. (NYSE:VAR) on Wednesday, September 28 with "Neutral" rating.

Among 33 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 18 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. On Tuesday, February 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Underweight". The stock has "Outperform" rating by Barrington Research on Friday, January 27. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on shares of Varian Medical Systems from $82.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock a "sector perform" rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. The company was maintained on Friday, January 27 by Barrington Research. The company was initiated on Thursday, November 12 by Citigroup. On Monday, May 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Drexel Hamilton to "Sell". (NYSE:VAR) on Thursday, January 26 to "Sell" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.01, from 0.89 in 2016Q3. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Varian Medical Systems from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. (NYSE:VAR). Clearbridge Invests Llc, a New York-based fund reported 6,300 shares. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 27,912 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,453,185.68. 5,694 are owned by Old National National Bank In. Mufg Americas accumulated 1,180 shares. Finally, World Asset Management Inc increased its stake in shares of Varian Medical Systems by 0.6% in the third quarter. (NYSE:VAR). Moreover, Jensen Mgmt has 0.01% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Johnson stated it has 821 shares. The correct version of this story can be accessed at https://www.thestockobserver.com/2017/06/09/citizens-financial-group-inc-ri-decreases-position-in-varian-medical-systems-inc-var.html. (NYSE:VAR) shares were sold by WILSON DOW R. 7,739 were reported by Aqr Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Varian Medical Systems by 324.5% in the first quarter. (NYSE:VAR) on Thursday, January 5. Macquarie Ltd stated it has 4,100 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The stock rose 0.37% or $0.53 reaching $142.59 per share.

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