Cooper is a medical device company operating in two attractive specialty markets: contact lenses in the vision care market through CooperVision, and diagnostics and devices used in women's healthcare through CooperSurgical. In both these markets, we offer proprietary, patented and, where possible, differentiated products. At CooperVision, we develop new products and improve manufacturing processes through research and engineering. Our business development activities focus on geographic expansion and, occasionally, product acquisition. At CooperSurgical, we develop new products internally, license innovative technology and continue to consolidate the highly fragmented women's healthcare market through product and company acquisitions.
Yes, if it were attractive enough. In the near-term, however, we plan to concentrate on developing our two existing businesses.
To buy shares of Cooper stock, contact a brokerage firm. Cooper does not have a direct stock purchase plan.
Cooper common stock is traded on The New York Stock Exchange. The ticker symbol is COO.
Yes, we pay an annual dividend of six cents per share payable semi-annually.
You should contact Cooper's transfer agent, American Stock Transfer and Trust Company by one of these methods:
Phone: (800) 937-5449 or (718) 921-8261
Cooper's fiscal year runs from November 1 to October 31.
Go to Investor Kit to view or download a packet.
On Oct 31,2010 there were 45.8 million shares of common stock outstanding.
A transfer agent and registrar for a publicly held company keep record of every outstanding stock certificate and the name of the person to whom it is registered. When stock changes hands, the transfer agent transfers the ownership of the stock from the seller's name to the buyer's name. The registrar reconciles all transfer records and makes sure that the number of shares debited is equal to the number of shares credited. Cooper's transfer agent is American Stock Transfer and Trust Company (www.amstock.com).
If you own shares through a brokerage firm, you need to contact the brokerage
firm directly to change your account address. If you're a registered shareholder
and own shares through American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, you may contact
them by one of these methods to change your account address:
Phone: (800) 937-5449 or (718) 921-5449.
40 Wall Street, 46th Floor
New York, NY 10005
6201 15th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Cooper was incorporated in the state of Delaware in March of 1980 as CooperVision, Inc. The present name was adopted on June 22, 1987.
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