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C.R. BARD, INC. (BCR) News

C.R. Bard, Inc. (BCR) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $989.81 Million

Brokerages expect C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) to announce $989.81 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Eight analysts have made estimates for C.R. Bard’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $986.40 million and the highest is $997.00 million. C.R. Bard reported sales of $941.90 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 5.1%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th.

On average, analysts expect that C.R. Bard will report full-year sales of $989.81 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $3.92 billion to $3.95 billion. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will post sales of $4.15 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $4.09 billion to $4.23 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover C.R. Bard.

C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.84 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $979.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $976.53 million. C.R. Bard had a return on equity of 48.70% and a net margin of 14.99%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $2.54 earnings per share.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on BCR. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of C.R. Bard in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub cut C.R. Bard from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut C.R. Bard from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $317.00 price target on shares of C.R. Bard in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $292.00.

In other C.R. Bard news, insider John P. Groetelaars sold 23,687 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $318.73, for a total value of $7,549,757.51. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 31,445 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,022,464.85. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of BCR. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in C.R. Bard by 10.2% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 294,759 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $73,259,000 after purchasing an additional 27,308 shares in the last quarter. Airain ltd boosted its stake in C.R. Bard by 302.6% in the first quarter. Airain ltd now owns 11,957 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $2,972,000 after purchasing an additional 8,987 shares in the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC boosted its stake in C.R. Bard by 72.4% in the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 14,559 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $3,618,000 after purchasing an additional 6,116 shares in the last quarter. First National Trust Co. acquired a new position in C.R. Bard in the first quarter worth $220,000. Finally, Baird Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in C.R. Bard by 14.5% in the first quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 32,027 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $7,960,000 after purchasing an additional 4,049 shares in the last quarter. 79.22% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) opened at 318.75 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $23.16 billion, a PE ratio of 41.85 and a beta of 0.60. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $320.07 and a 200-day moving average price of $299.22. C.R. Bard has a 1-year low of $203.63 and a 1-year high of $324.58.

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