Institutional Investors Remain the Majority Holders of Company Stock: C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR)

Based on the lastest quarterly filings, institutions continue to be large stakeholders in C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR).  The big banks are holding 81.90% of the shares while company insiders are clinging to 0.30%.  Shares of C. R. Bard, Inc. are currently valued at $333.56 with a furture target price of $315.40 according to research brokerages.  

C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR)’s stock has been a favorite of “smart money” aka institutions, as of late.  Institutions are currently holders of 81.90% of the shares.  On the other hand, company insiders are holding 0.30%.  C. R. Bard, Inc.’s stock price currently sits at $333.56.

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR)’s stock was 48.47%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 0.50%, 4.43% over the last quarter, and  8.56% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, C. R. Bard, Inc. stock was -0.68% off of the high and 5.11% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -0.68% (High), 61.72%, (Low). 

C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 61.82.  RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.

Another important element to consider is the price target and recommendations from brokerage firm analysts.  On a consensus basis the Street sees the stock heading to 315.40 in the near term.  Based on a 1 to 5 integer scale, analysts have a 2.90 recommendation on the name.

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