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Morning Top Movers: C. R. Bard, Inc. (BCR)

Today’s top gainers include the company C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) which is in the industry Medical Instruments & Supplies, gaining 0.48% today. In the last week its performance is -0.46%, and 26.83% for the past quarter. Currently, C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR has a target price of 299.67, so today’s gain of 0.48% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.16%.

C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR), has a market cap of 22.19 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 92.50%.

At the current price of 306.39, it has a dividend yield of 0.34%, and its target price is 299.67. This is with a profit margin of 15.60%, and total debt/equity of 1.05. C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) has a P/E of 38.96, as well as a forward P/E of 23.73.

With a current EPS of 7.87, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 9.61%,C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 13.80%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 11.46%.

Performance for the year is 41.05%. Since its IPO date on 04/06/1983, the total performance to date is 36.65%.

Volume today for C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR), is 657707, while its average volume is 920.1. Whilst the total gain today was 0.48%, it did have a day high of -0.90%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.62%, and 1.69% for the month. The 52-week low for C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR has been 50.76%, while the 52-week-high has reached -0.90%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 17.30%, and its return on assets is 11.20%. C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) has an operating margin of 20.60%. With a sales growth of 7.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that C. R. Bard, Inc., BCR is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.68, and has a current ratio of 1.5 and 1.2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of C. R. Bard, Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.4, and the P/S is 5.87, along with a P/B of 13.4. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 24.92.

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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