EPS for Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (VAR) Expected At $1.03; MDC Partners (MDCA)’s Sentiment Is 1.49

April 19, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Analysts expect Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) to report $1.03 EPS on April, 25 after the close.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 15.73% from last quarter’s $0.89 EPS. VAR’s profit would be $94.04 million giving it 30.61 P/E if the $1.03 EPS is correct. After having $1.06 EPS previously, Varian Medical Systems, Inc.’s analysts see -2.83% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.50% or $3.08 during the last trading session, reaching $126.13. About 827,837 shares traded or 12.00% up from the average. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has risen 32.94% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.39% the S&P500.

MDC Partners Inc (MDCA) investors sentiment increased to 1.49 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.20, from 1.29 in 2017Q3. The ratio has increased, as 70 active investment managers opened new and increased holdings, while 47 cut down and sold holdings in MDC Partners Inc. The active investment managers in our database now hold: 45.41 million shares, up from 45.38 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding MDC Partners Inc in top ten holdings decreased from 4 to 1 for a decrease of 3. Sold All: 15 Reduced: 32 Increased: 40 New Position: 30.

It closed at $8.2 lastly. It is up 24.86% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.41% the S&P500.

MDC Partners Inc. provides marketing, advertising, activation, communications, and strategic consulting solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $487.47 million. It offers a range of customized services, including global advertising and marketing services; media buying, planning, and optimization; interactive and mobile marketing; direct marketing; database and customer relationship management; sales promotion; corporate communications; market research; data analytics and insights; corporate identity, design, and branding services; social media communications; product and service innovation; and e-commerce management. It has a 2.21 P/E ratio. The firm was formerly known as MDC Corporation Inc. and changed its name to MDC Partners Inc. in January 2004.

Act Ii Management Lp holds 4.65% of its portfolio in MDC Partners Inc. for 739,000 shares. Stanley Capital Management Llc owns 800,239 shares or 4% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Taylor Asset Management Inc has 3.32% invested in the company for 970,925 shares. The Connecticut-based Frontfour Capital Group Llc has invested 1.49% in the stock. Goldman Capital Management Inc, a New York-based fund reported 157,550 shares.

Analysts await MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $-0.06 EPS, up 71.43% or $0.15 from last year’s $-0.21 per share. After $0.22 actual EPS reported by MDC Partners Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -127.27% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.22, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 37 investors sold Varian Medical Systems, Inc. shares while 194 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 87.00 million shares or 3.31% less from 89.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 158,911 are held by Qv Invsts. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 0% of its portfolio in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Moreover, Morgan Dempsey Mgmt has 0.01% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Farmers & Merchants Invs Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Massachusetts-based Liberty Mutual Asset Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Royal Savings Bank Of Canada owns 416,368 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Jfs Wealth Advisors Ltd Company reported 53 shares. Tarbox Family Office has invested 0% of its portfolio in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Retirement Sys Of Alabama reported 92,798 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Lpl Financial Limited Liability reported 0.01% stake. Johnson Counsel Inc has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 8,797 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Sawgrass Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 220,145 shares stake. Raymond James Na owns 2,549 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Koch holds 0.27% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) or 16,399 shares.

Among 12 analysts covering Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE:VAR), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Varian Medical Systems Inc. had 37 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 14. On Thursday, November 12 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, April 27 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VAR in report on Monday, October 2 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 30 with “Hold”. The stock of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, January 12, the company rating was reinitiated by Barrington Research. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Monday, September 28 to “Sell”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, January 26 by Evercore. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $121 target in Monday, October 30 report.

Since October 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 insider sales for $22.18 million activity. Shares for $884,200 were sold by KUO JOHN W on Monday, January 8. On Thursday, March 1 WILSON DOW R sold $2.83 million worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) or 24,000 shares. 10,000 shares were sold by GUERTIN TIMOTHY E, worth $1.11M on Tuesday, January 2. $425,622 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) was sold by KENNEDY KOLLEEN T on Thursday, February 15. The insider LARET MARK R sold $274,383. $196,792 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) was sold by MOMSEN MAGNUS on Monday, March 12. BOSTROM SUSAN L also sold $235,413 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) on Thursday, February 22.

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. designs, makes, sells, and services medical devices and software products for treating cancer and other medical conditions worldwide. The company has market cap of $11.52 billion. It operates through two divisions, Oncology Systems and Imaging Components. It has a 94.76 P/E ratio. The Oncology Systems segment provides hardware and software products for treating cancer with radiotherapy, fixed field intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, and brachytherapy.

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