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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 16118.68. 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 217.66 (with a change from open of 0.26%), this in conjunction with a target price of 241.86. Volume today has so far reached 210183, with an average volume of about 462.68. The GAP for this stock, is -0.34%.

The P/E ratio is 43.02, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.23. 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 15.40%.

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 0.30% and institutional ownership is 90.60%. Shares outstanding is 74, while shares float is at a value of 73.31. Float short for CR Bard Inc. is 1.92% and the short ratio is 3.04.

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 3.96. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.55, with Price/book ratio coming to 9.9 and Price/cash is 20.2, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 55.49.

The simple moving averages are -1.79% and 3.37% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.99% and the 52 week low is 26.85%.

CR Bard Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.48%, with a current price of 217.66. 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 -1.60%, with performance for the month coming to 2.25%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -7.27%, and for the half year the performance is 16.30%. Volatility for this week is 2.02% and for the month this is 1.58%.

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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