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Appointments, Stock Price Updates, Acquisitions, Financial Results and Technology Deployments - Analyst Notes on Stryker, ArthroCare, Novavax, Cooper, and Varian

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NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), ArthroCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTC), Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX), The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO), and Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


Stryker Corporation Analyst Notes

On March 7, 2014, Stryker Corporation (Stryker) reported that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Pivot Medical Inc. According to Stryker, as indicated previously on February 19, 2014, the transaction is expected to be neutral to its 2014 earnings per share excluding acquisition, integration-related and intangible amortization charges. The full analyst notes on Stryker Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


ArthroCare Corporation Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, shares of ArthroCare Corporation (ArthroCare) increased 0.02% to close at $48.18. ArthroCare's shares dropped slightly 0.15% over the previous three trading sessions, while the Nasdaq Composite Index dipped 1.03% during the same period. The full analyst notes on ArthroCare Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


Novavax, Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 10, 2014, Novavax, Inc. (Novavax) announced that it has appointed John J. Trizzino as Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, effective immediately. According to the Company, Trizzino will be responsible for developing and implementing the commercialization strategy in support of the Company's product candidates, including its RSV F, quadrivalent seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccine candidates. Prior to his appointment, Trizzino served as Novavax' Senior Vice President of International and Government Alliances, beginning in 2009 and its Senior Vice President of Business Development from 2010 to 2011. Stan Erck, President and CEO of Novavax, said, "With our success in product development in the clinic, and our expectations around future development plans, we recognize the need to maximize the value of our vaccine candidates through a fully developed commercialization strategy. John's knowledge of the vaccine industry, with specific experience in vaccine commercialization, distribution and reimbursement, provide us with the insight needed to develop that commercialization strategy. We are very excited to have John return to the team and look forward to his contributions to our success."  The full analyst notes on Novavax, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


The Cooper Companies, Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 6, 2014, The Cooper Companies, Inc. (Cooper) released its Q1 FY 2014 financial results (period ended January 31, 2014). For the quarter, Cooper reported a 6.6% YoY rise in net sales of $405.0 million. Q1 FY 2014 net income attributable to Cooper's stockholders stood at $71.8 million or $1.47 per diluted share, compared with $74.7 million or $1.50 per diluted share in Q1 FY 2013. "We are very pleased to report a strong first quarter. CooperVision continued to gain share in all geographies and modalities with silicone hydrogel products showing especially strong growth led by Biofinity®. CooperSurgical also continued to post solid revenue growth in fertility. Our businesses continue to perform well and we remain excited about the future," commented Robert S. Weiss, Cooper's President and CEO. The full analyst notes on The Cooper Companies, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (Varian) reported that Meridian Health of New Jersey has initiated a program to deploy TrueBeam™ technology from the Company across its network of cancer treatment clinics. The Company stated that Meridian plans to install seven TrueBeam machines at its five sites, together with Varian's ARIA® data management and Eclipse™ treatment planning software. The network will be integrated and centrally managed using Varian's FullScale™ cloud-based oncology IT data hosting solution. Commenting on the development, Mark J. Krasna, M.D., Corporate Medical Director for Meridian Cancer Care, said, "These new technologies will support our multi-disciplinary team of experts us as we continue to expand our state of the art radiation therapy program at Meridian. The TrueBeam machines help enhance our radiosurgery capabilities to patients throughout central and southern New Jersey, offer many patients shorter treatments, and add arc therapy to the range of treatment options we currently utilize." The full analyst notes on Varian Medical Systems, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


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