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BusinessWeek: Top Stock Picks for 2010

Posted on: Monday,  Feb 15, 2010  8:32 PM ET by BusinessWeek: Top Stock Picks for 2010

BusinessWeek: Top Stock Picks for 2010 rated Buy Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) on 12/13/2009, when the stock price was
$46.28. Since then, Varian Medical Systems, Inc. has gained 76.79% as of 01/12/2016's recent price of $81.82.
If you would have followed this BusinessWeek: Top Stock Picks for 2010's recommendation on VAR, you would have gained 76.79% of your investment in 2221 days.

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California is the world's leading supplier of equipment and software for treating cancer. The company is also a premier supplier of components including X-ray tubes and flat-panel detectors for medical, scientific, and industrial imaging. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately three thousand nine hundtre people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America and Europe and in its 55 sales and support offices around the world.

For investors, 2009 was a year when hopes of economic recovery sent a wide swath of the stock market higher. Even the market's most troubled companies had shares that doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled their prices. In 2010 the emerging rebound will surely have influence, as Wall Street bets on the direction of the economy, interest rates, and inflation. But next year investors may also benefit from some smart stockpicking. Strong individual results—especially unexpected earnings and sales growth—could help certain stocks stand out from the crowd. Bloomberg BusinessWeek asked experienced investors and market experts for their favorite stock picks of 2010. Not all the 16 stocks featured here will do well—in fact, our experts based their predictions on widely varying outlooks for 2010—but all have the potential to offer shareholders lucrative surprises next year. Click ahead for the diverse group of equities they chose. (Data from Bloomberg and Capital IQ. Sources currently own the stocks they recommend, unless otherwise noted.)
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
12/13/2009 4:00 PM Buy
as of 12/31/2009
1 Week up  52.29 %
1 Month up  54.29 %
3 Months   
1 YTD up  54.29 %

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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