C R Bard (BCR) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.19
News headlines about C R Bard (NYSE:BCR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. C R Bard earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 45.6032102045866 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
BCR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Barclays raised their target price on C R Bard from $245.00 to $337.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. ValuEngine cut C R Bard from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded C R Bard from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $372.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $320.83.
The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.72 and a quick ratio of 1.37. C R Bard has a 1-year low of $223.02 and a 1-year high of $337.73. The firm has a market capitalization of $24,140.00, a PE ratio of 43.64, a PEG ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 0.52.
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C R Bard Company Profile
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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