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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 04/06/1983. CR Bard Inc. is in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for CR Bard Inc., is 468.31, and so far today it has a volume of 498300. Performance year to date since the 04/06/1983 is 25.51%.

To help you determine whether CR Bard Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 105.04 and forward P/E is 21.06. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CR Bard Inc. has a value for PEG of 9.72. P/S ratio is 5.06 and the P/B ratio is 12.02. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 22.94 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price CR Bard Inc. is trading at, 237.17 (-0.77% today), CR Bard Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.44%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.26, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.90% after growing -52.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -16.70%, and 6.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 74, and the number of shares float is 73.18. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 90.90%. The float short is 1.58%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.47. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 6.40%.

The ability for CR Bard Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.78 and total debt/equity is 1.14. In terms of margins, CR Bard Inc. has a gross margin of 62.20%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and CR Bard Inc. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -0.91%, with 39.43% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.17% and the 200 day simple moving average is 19.57%.

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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