Media stories about C R Bard (NYSE:BCR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. C R Bard earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 45.5936292919565 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
BCR has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of C R Bard from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $372.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of C R Bard from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $320.83.
The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a current ratio of 1.72. C R Bard has a 52 week low of $223.02 and a 52 week high of $337.73. The company has a market capitalization of $24,140.00, a P/E ratio of 43.64, a PEG ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 0.52.
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About C R Bard
C. R. Bard, Inc (Bard) is engaged in designing, manufacturing, packaging, distribution and sale of medical, surgical, diagnostic and patient care devices. The Company operates through the manufacture and sale of medical devices segment. It sells a range of products to hospitals, individual healthcare professionals, extended care facilities and alternate site facilities on a global basis.
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