Shares of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) currenty have a 10 year dividend growth rate of 3.01%. This number is calculated using the geometric average which provides the typical value of dividend growth over the specified period using the product of their values. The geometric average is defined as the nth root of the product of n numbers.

Solid dividend growth may be one sign of a healthy stock. Investors may be watching different time periods to assess dividend growth rates. The stock currently has an 8 year dividend growth rate of 2.11%, a 5 year of 0.00%, and a 3 year of -3.20%.

**Quant Scores**

Checking in on some valuation rankings, C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) has a Value Composite score of 71. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios. These ratios are price to earnings, price to cash flow, EBITDA to EV, price to book value, and price to sales. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. In general, a company with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued company. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is currently sitting at 63.

C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) has a current MF Rank of 4392. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks.

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR). The name currently has a score of 15. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.

C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) currently has a Montier C-score of 5. This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were cooking the books in order to appear better on paper. The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Montier used six inputs in the calculation. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day’s sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth.

**FCF**

Free Cash Flow or **FCF**, may be used to gauge the true profitability of a company. FCF measures the amount of cash a company generates after accounting for capital expenditures, and it may be a useful indicator for assessing financial performance. C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR)‘s FCF growth is presently at -0.074401.

This is calculated by subtracting FCF from the previous year from FCF this year, divided by FCF from last year. The company has an FCF score of 0.577238. The FCF score is an indicator that is derived by combining free cash flow stability with free cash flow growth. In general, a higher FCF score value would signal high free cash flow growth. The current FCF quality score is 4.244396. The free quality score assists with estimating free cash flow stability. FCF quality is calculated as the 12 ltm cash flow per share over the average of the cash flow numbers. With this number, a lower ratio is typically preferred. Looking a bit further, the company has an FCF yield of 0.023878, and a 5-year average FCF yield of 0.027002. The first is simply FCF divided by enterprise value, and the second is the five year average FCF divided by the current enterprise value.

**SMA Cross**Technical traders and investors may be looking at the simple moving average 50/200 cross on shares of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR). At the time of writing, the SMA 50/200 Cross value is 1.09445.

If the value is greater than one, the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average, which may signal positive stock price momentum. A value less than one would indicate that the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day, which may indicate negative share price momentum.

**Range**

Investors often keep track of key stock price levels when doing equity research. Two standard levels are the 52-week high and 52-week low. Shares tend to come under increased scrutiny when approaching either of the two marks. After a recent check, the current stock price divided by the 52-week high for shares of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR), gives us a value of 0.999.