Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, medical device company C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at C.R. Bard and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

C.R. Bard facts

Headquarters (founded)

Murray Hill, N.J. (1907)

Market Cap

$8.5 billion


Health care equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Timothy Ring
President/COO John Weiland

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$809.1 million / $1.3 billion

Dividend Yield



Becton Dickinson
Boston Scientific

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 274 members who have rated C.R. Bard believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of weeks ago, one of those Fools, All-Star DrGoldin, succinctly summed up the C.R. Bard bull case for our community: "They're profitable. They're CONSISTENTLY profitable. They're in a sector that can only improve. The price is reasonable. What's not to like?"

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