C.R. Bard increases quarterly dividend 5% to 22c C. R. Bard increased the quarterly dividend on Bard's common stock by 5% to 22c per share. The dividend is payable on August 1 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 21.
C.R. Bard upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan JPMorgan upgraded C.R. Bard to Neutral on expectations drug-coated balloons growth in the U.S. is likely to exceed consensus expectations. The firm raised its price target for shares to $178 from $162.