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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: CR Bard Inc., BCR

CR Bard Inc., BCR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Instruments & Supplies in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, CR Bard Inc., BCR  has a market cap of 16265.2. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983, CR Bard Inc., BCR performance year to date is 16.45%. Today CR Bard Inc., BCR has gained 0.52%, with a current price of 219.8.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 90.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 22.00%. Return of assets are at 6.30%, with return on investment at 6.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, CR Bard Inc., BCR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.01. While Total debt/equity is 1.01. With a profit margin of 9.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 62.50%, and operating margin of 14.10%. CR Bard Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.4, while the quick ratio is 1.9.

For the last year CR Bard Inc., BCR has seen a EPS growth of -52.90%. A performance for the year of 14.47%. The 52-week high is -8.10%, and the 52-week low is 28.10%. The average volume for CR Bard Inc., BCR is 451340.

With a target price of 241.86, can CR Bard Inc., BCR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of CR Bard Inc., BCR. CR Bard Inc. has a P/E of 43.41 and a forward P/E of 19.4. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.99. CR Bard Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.59 and 9.99 respectively. For P/cash, CR Bard Inc. has a value of 20.39, while it is 55.99 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 219.8, CR Bard Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.47%. We see a return on equity of 21.40%.

Looking more long-term CR Bard Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.87%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.43% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -52.90% for this year and for the last five years a -19.80% growth has been seen.

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