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How would you describe Cooper's business strategy?
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.
Would Cooper consider entering other areas of healthcare?
Yes, if it were attractive enough. In the near-term, however, we plan to concentrate on developing our two existing businesses.
Does Cooper have a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP) or Direct Stock Purchase Plan?
How do I buy Cooper stock?
To buy shares of Cooper stock, contact a brokerage firm. Cooper does not have a direct stock purchase plan.
What exchange does Cooper stock trade on?
Cooper common stock is traded on The New York Stock Exchange. The ticker symbol is COO.
Does Cooper pay a dividend on its common stock?
Yes, we pay an annual dividend of six cents per share payable semi-annually.
Who should I contact regarding my stock certificate(s)?
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
What is Cooper's CU.S.IP number?
Where can I look up the stock price on a specific day?
What is Cooper's fiscal year?
Cooper's fiscal year runs from November 1 to October 31.
What is a transfer agent?
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 (
How do I contact Cooper's Investor Relations?
How do I change my address on my account?

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


Fed-ex address:
6201 15th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11219

What year and where was Cooper incorporated?
Cooper was incorporated in the state of Delaware in March of 1980 as CooperVision, Inc. The present name was adopted on June 22, 1987.