Evercore ISI Initiates Coverage on Becton Dickinson and (BDX)

Dearborn Partners Llc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson And Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $59.80 billion market cap company. Closing price generally refers to the last price at which a stock trades during a regular trading session. About 1.39 million shares traded or 7.35% up from the average. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.49% the S&P500.

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc increased Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) stake by 1075.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing.

The stock's 50-day average volume has been 1,321,566 shares, with an average of 75% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. If a stock does not have good liquidity then it may take some time before a broker is able to negotiate a deal to buy or sell a stock and the broker may not be able to get the sell or buy price that the trader is looking for. On average, analysts expect that Becton, Dickinson and Company will post $9.45 EPS for the current year. The stock decreased 0.67% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $19.2.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has now crossed into technical strength - watch the technical oscillators for momentum gaps. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. 47 funds opened positions while 180 raised stakes.

First Light Asset Management Llc holds 7.32% of its portfolio in AtriCure, Inc. for 1.03 million shares. Security National Comm holds 0.01% or 171 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:CLGX). Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 105,392 shares or 0% of the stock. Parsons Cap Inc Ri holds 0.09% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) or 24,125 shares. Suntrust Banks reported 0.02% stake. Becton, Dickinson and Company's payout ratio is 64.75%. Farr Miller Washington Ltd Company Dc owns 1,758 shares. Drexel Morgan Communications owns 3,060 shares for 0.61% of their portfolio. Regentatlantic Ltd Liability Company stated it has 50,165 shares. Cap Guardian Trust reported 0.34% stake. Moreover, Motco has 0% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

Among 11 analysts covering CoreLogic Inc (NYSE:CLGX), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, February 4. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 18 with "Hold". The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 6 by Evercore. They set an "outperform" rating and a $245.00 target price on the stock. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 18 by Barclays Capital. (NYSE:CLGX) rating on Friday, September 8. KeyCorp started coverage on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a report on Friday, January 5th. Violich Inc has 1.26% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 23,563 shares. Comparatively, BDX posted earnings of $2.44 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. BDX's profit will be $647.39 million for 23.03 P/E if the $2.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by CoreLogic, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -32.31% negative EPS growth.

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Bernzott Capital Advisors, which manages about $528.67 million and $701.09 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) by 103,138 shares to 1.33 million shares, valued at $26.36M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed 1.75% and performed -0.12% over the last six months. 28 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. Sit Investment Associates Inc. owned 0.05% of Becton Dickinson and worth $30,667,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Etrade Mgmt Llc invested in 0.1% or 14,645 shares. As per Thursday, January 5, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. (AKRX) stock showed the move of 0.43% with the closing price of $33.51. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan owns 5,582 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 957,237 shares. Hsbc Public Ltd Company invested in 172,924 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Peak Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, Colorado-based fund reported 42,723 shares. 164.86 million shares or 4.78% more from 157.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hartford Investment Mngmt owns 59,182 shares or 0.07% of their U.S. portfolio. 246 were reported by Jnba. Vanguard Group Inc Inc has invested 0.02% in CoreLogic, Inc. Tealwood Asset Mngmt Inc reported 10,171 shares. Finally, Fundsmith LLP boosted its stake in Becton Dickinson and by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $15.96 million activity. Strahlman Ellen R sold $1.84 million worth of stock. REPR's SI was 8,900 shares in January as released by FINRA.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is a global medical technology company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of a range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products.

Becton, Dickinson and Company was covered by a number of analysts recently, 8 rated the stock as Buy, 7 rated Hold, 0 rated sell and 0 gave an Underperform. Therefore 27% are positive. RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $177.00 target price on shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company in a research report on Friday, January 6th. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Thursday, November 2. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, July 10.

Analysts on average have given a price target of $243.53 to Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) stock. They set an "overweight" rating and a $260.00 target price on the stock.

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