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Morning Traders Watch: C. R. Bard, Inc., (BCR)

Friday February 24th 2017: C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Instruments & Supplies in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR  has a market cap of 23.13 B. Since its IPO date on the 04/06/1983, C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR performance year to date is 41.92%. Today C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 318.83.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 89.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 12.70%. Return of assets are at 11.20%, with return on investment at 17.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.68. While Total debt/equity is 1.05. With a profit margin of 15.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 62.80%, and operating margin of 20.60%. C. R. Bard, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR has seen a EPS growth of 297.20%. A performance for the year of 35.34%. The 52-week high is -0.21%, and the 52-week low is 56.57%. The average volume for C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR is 112852.

With a target price of 300.85, can C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR. C. R. Bard, Inc. has a P/E of 40.54 and a forward P/E of 24.69. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.54. C. R. Bard, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.12 and 13.94 respectively. For P/cash, C. R. Bard, Inc. has a value of 25.97, while it is 56.12 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 318.83, C. R. Bard, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.33%. We see a return on equity of 35.30%.

Looking more long-term C. R. Bard, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.46%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.61% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 297.20% for this year and for the last five years a 13.80% growth has been seen.

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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