Shares of Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) sank in after-hours trading yesterday as Wall Street reacted to shrinking profits during the company’s 1st quarter for fiscal 2012.
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based oncology and X-ray products maker posted $625 million in sales during the three months ended Dec. 30, 2011, up 7.8% from $580 million sold in the same period in 2010.
SonoSite (NSDQ:SONO) CFO Marcus Smith stands to pull down more than $3 million now that he’s retired from the Bothell, Wash.-based ultrasound device maker.
The company said Smith’s resignation, which went into effect yesterday, was to pursue other opportunities.
The former Philips Medical Systems exec will end up with more than $3 million in the bank after he receives all of his separation benefits, according to a company filing with the SEC.
Lower margins for Smith & Nephew’s (NYSE:SNN) bread-and-butter orthopedics division drove the British company’s third-quarter profits down nearly 3 percent for the three months ended Oct. 1.
Smith & Nephew posted profits of $133 million, or 14.9 cents per share, on sales of $1.03 billion for the quarter – a top-line increase of 9.7 percent when compared with the $941 million in revenues reported for the same period last year. But Q3 2010 profits were $137 million, or 15.4 cents per share.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Rochester Medical Implants (http://www.rmi.us.com), a contract manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and precision products, announced today that it has relocated corporate offices and manufacturing operations to their new facility in Noblesville, Indiana. In acknowledgement of the location change, the company will change its name to RMI. Website and email addresses will be unaffected….
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A company that began life in the pharmaceutical sector is venturing forth into devices in its quest to become a more diversified health care company.