West Coast Financial buys $7,265,821 stake in C R Bard Inc (BCR)

C R Bard Inc (BCR) : West Coast Financial scooped up 152 additional shares in C R Bard Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 2, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 33,052 shares of C R Bard Inc which is valued at $7,265,821.C R Bard Inc makes up approximately 2.53% of West Coast Financial’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , World Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in BCR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 49 additional shares and now holds a total of 10,528 shares of C R Bard Inc which is valued at $2,314,370. C R Bard Inc makes up approx 0.09% of World Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.Smithfield Trust Co boosted its stake in BCR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 991 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,109 shares of C R Bard Inc which is valued at $248,117. C R Bard Inc makes up approx 0.05% of Smithfield Trust Co’s portfolio.Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reduced its stake in BCR by selling 100 shares or 2.04% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,800 shares of BCR which is valued at $1,073,520. C R Bard Inc makes up approx 0.05% of Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s portfolio.Checchi Capital Advisers boosted its stake in BCR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 35 additional shares and now holds a total of 740 shares of C R Bard Inc which is valued at $170,200. C R Bard Inc makes up approx 0.04% of Checchi Capital Advisers’s portfolio.

C R Bard Inc closed down -1.06 points or -0.48% at $221.46 with 3,28,066 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $222.19, the shares hit an intraday low of $220.61 and an intraday high of $222.77 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, C R Bard Inc reported $2.34 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.17 according to the earnings call on Apr 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.17. The company had revenue of $873.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $847.53 million. The company’s revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.10 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on C R Bard Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Jul 27, 2016 to “Hold”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 240 from a previous price target of $234 .Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Jul 27, 2016 to “Equal Weight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 235 from a previous price target of $224 .C R Bard Inc was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Jul 8, 2016.

C. R. Bard Inc. (Bard) and its subsidiaries are engaged in the design manufacture packaging distribution and sale of medical surgical diagnostic and patient care devices. . The Company reports its sales in four major product group categories: vascular urology oncology and surgical specialty. The Company also has a product group of other products. The Company’s vascular products cover a range of minimally invasive devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease and heart arrhythmias. Its urology products include basic urology drainage products fecal and urinary continence products urological specialty products and Targeted Temperature Management products. Its oncology products cover a range of devices used in the treatment and management of various cancers and other diseases and disorders. Its surgical specialty products include implanted patches and fixation devices for hernia and other soft tissue repairs in addition to hemostats and surgical sealants.

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