NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- C.R. Bard (NYSE: BCR) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $101.27, above its previous 52-week high of $101.25 with 202,409 shares traded as of 12:11 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 686,500 shares over the past 30 days.

C.R. Bard has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

C. R. Bard, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, packaging, distribution, and sale of medical, surgical, diagnostic, and patient care devices worldwide. It offers vascular, urology, oncology, and surgical specialty products. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.4.
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TheStreet Ratings rates C.R. Bard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full C.R. Bard Ratings Report.

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