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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 455.38, and so far today it has a volume of 344700. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 17.74%.

To help you determine whether CR Bard Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 43.9 and forward P/E is 19.62. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CR Bard Inc. has a value for PEG of 4.04. P/S ratio is 4.64 and the P/B ratio is 10.1. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 20.61 and 56.61 respectively.

At the current price CR Bard Inc. is trading at, 222.25 (0.40% today), CR Bard Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.47%, 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 11.43% 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 74, and the number of shares float is 73.31. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 90.60%. The float short is 1.92%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.09. 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 -7.07%, with 29.52% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.18% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.98%.

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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