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Is CR Bard Inc.(NYSE: BCR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CR Bard Inc. (NYSE: BCR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983. CR Bard Inc. is in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for CR Bard Inc., is 432.67, and so far today it has a volume of 260000. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 15.91%.

To help you determine whether CR Bard Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 43.21 and forward P/E is 19.36. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CR Bard Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.98. P/S ratio is 4.54 and the P/B ratio is 9.94. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 20.17 and 55.39 respectively.

At the current price CR Bard Inc. is trading at, 218.78 (-0.43% today), CR Bard Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.48%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 22.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.06, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.14% after growing -52.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 83.50%, and -44.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 73.55, and the number of shares float is 73.31. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 90.50%. The float short is 1.94%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.29. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.30%, and also a return on investment of 6.40%.

The ability for CR Bard Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.4, and quick ratio is 1.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.01 and total debt/equity is 1.01. In terms of margins, CR Bard Inc. has a gross margin of 62.50%, with its operating margin at 14.10%, and CR Bard Inc. has a profit margin of 9.10%.

The 52 week high is -8.52%, with 27.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.13% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.20%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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