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CR Bard Inc. (NYSE: BCR) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

CR Bard Inc. (NYSE: BCR), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 16742.5. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for CR Bard Inc. is 226.77 (with a change from open of 0.44%), this in conjunction with a target price of 243.83. Volume today has so far reached 155129, with an average volume of about 452.73. The GAP for this stock, is -0.21%.

The P/E ratio is 44.69, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.97. The current EPS for CR Bard Inc., is 5.06, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -52.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 19.86%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for CR Bard Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 11.43% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.87%. Quarter over quarter is 83.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -44.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -19.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 90.50%. Shares outstanding is 74, while shares float is at a value of 73.31. Float short for CR Bard Inc. is 1.86% and the short ratio is 3.02.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.01, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.01. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.4, and the quick ratio is 1.9. The most recent gross margin is 62.50% and their operating margin is 14.10%. The profit margin is 9.10%.

CR Bard Inc. has seen returns on assets of 6.30%, and on investment, 6.40%. Return on equity is 21.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.11. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.73, with Price/book ratio coming to 10.28 and Price/cash is 20.99, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 57.63.

The simple moving averages are 1.41% and 9.49% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.18% and the 52 week low is 32.16%.

CR Bard Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.46%, with a current price of 226.77. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 22.00%. This is in an industry, Medical Instruments & Supplies, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. CR Bard Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry means that CR Bard Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 5.95%, with performance for the month coming to 3.70%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.65%, and for the half year the performance is 15.27%. Volatility for this week is 2.04% and for the month this is 1.35%.

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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