Analysis – CR Bard Inc. Increases Dividend by 8%

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CR Bard Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.26, an 8 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.24 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on July 29, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on July 18, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
7/18/2016 0.26
4/28/2016 0.24
1/21/2016 0.24
10/22/2015 0.24
7/16/2015 0.24
4/23/2015 0.22
1/22/2015 0.22
10/16/2014 0.22
7/17/2014 0.22
4/24/2014 0.21
1/16/2014 0.21
10/17/2013 0.21
7/18/2013 0.21
4/25/2013 0.2
1/17/2013 0.2
10/18/2012 0.2
7/19/2012 0.2
4/26/2012 0.19
1/19/2012 0.19
10/20/2011 0.19
7/21/2011 0.19
4/28/2011 0.18
1/20/2011 0.18
10/21/2010 0.18
7/22/2010 0.18
4/29/2010 0.17
1/21/2010 0.17

Analysis of Valuation of CR Bard Inc. (Symbol BCR).

CR Bard is trading at the top of its average price/sales (P/S) range.  CR Bard is trading at the bottom of its average historical dividend yield.

Price 6/9/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$226.52 0.43% 7.5% 50.35 4.50 2.33 4.50 0.89% 0.43%

CR Bard Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks.  Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years. Further information on dividend investing and evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

One thought on “Analysis – CR Bard Inc. Increases Dividend by 8%

  1. Always happy to read about a dividend increase from a stock in my portfolio. I have held BCR for many years and plan to keep this name for the foreseeable future. While it has a very low current yield it has increased quite a bit just from a price perspective. Thanks for sharing.

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