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CR Bard, Inc. (BCR) Shares Sold by Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd.

BCR's SI was 728,800 shares in October as released by FINRA. Mufg Americas invested in 1,655 shares. The SI to CR Bard Incorporated's float is 1.01%. The stock rose 0.17% or $0.55 reaching $321.3. Finally, Virtus Investment Advisers Inc. purchased a new position in shares of C R Bard during the third quarter worth $1,016,000. It has outperformed by 24.00% the S&P500. After $-2.04 actual EPS reported by Tesla Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.96% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.80% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $31.32. About 462,788 shares traded or 7.04% up from the average. It has outperformed by 108.11% the S&P500. The company has a market capitalization of $23.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.12 and a beta of 0.59. The Firm 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. Investors of record on Monday, May 1st were issued a $0.26 dividend. Its down 0.30, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 99 investors sold C R Bard Inc shares while 273 reduced holdings.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. As of quarter end Farmers Trust Co had sold a total of 32 shares trimming its stake by 5.1%. Parkwood Lc owns 801 shares. 2,214 are held by Natixis Asset Mgmt. Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag holds 0.12% or 512,219 shares in its portfolio.

Short traders are more bearish on the company lately if you pay attention to the uptick in short interest. Adage Capital Partners Group Lc owns 573,900 shares or 0.44% of their United States portfolio. Sigma Inv Counselors holds 1,154 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Grandfield & Dodd Ltd Liability Company stated it has 1,311 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of C.R. Bard by 0.7% during the first quarter. Sector Pension Invest Board holds 0.12% of its portfolio in C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) for 45,133 shares.

Ares Management, L.P.is an alternative asset manager. Wfg Advsr LP reported 246 shares. Lincoln National has invested 0.02% in C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR). C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) has risen 40.70% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. Therefore 27% are positive. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, August 27 by Goldman Sachs.

Ls Investment Advisors Llc decreased Bard C R (BCR) stake by 11.19% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The stock of C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) earned "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 28. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $292.00. The stock has "Hold" rating by Needham on Friday, September 22. Evercore initiated the shares of BCR in report on Thursday, September 15 with "Buy" rating. On average, equities research analysts forecast that C.R. Bard, Inc. will post $11.81 earnings per share for the current year. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Tuesday, September 12. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $317.00 price target on shares of C.R. Bard in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. The company has market cap of $12.02 billion. It combines software with hardware to enable sellers to turn mobile devices and computing devices into payments and point-of-sale solutions. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 39% are positive. The stock of C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 12 by Citigroup. As per Thursday, March 31, the company rating was downgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt. Morgan Stanley has "Overweight" rating and $260 target. As per Thursday, January 5, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of BCR in report on Monday, July 10 with "Hold" rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, September 29 report. BMO Capital Markets downgraded it to "Market Perform" rating and $245 target in Wednesday, April 26 report.

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