NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- C.R. Bard (NYSE: BCR) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $108.51, above its previous 52-week high of $108.36 with 78,354 shares traded as of 9:46 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 695,700 shares over the past 30 days.

C.R. Bard has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 17% year to date as of the previous trading day's close.

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 19.1, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.2.
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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, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. 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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