Consensus Buy Analysis: Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)

Its EPS was $2.49 while outstanding shares of the company were 271.96M. Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in At&T Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $230.45B market cap company. The stock increased 0.80% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $77.84. About 433,760 shares traded. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 16.28% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 46.28% the S&P500.

Spf Beheer Bv decreased its stake in Becton Dickinson And (BDX) by 2.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waverton Investment Management Ltd bought 35,776 shares as the company's stock declined 1.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 301,005 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $64.43 million, up from 277,414 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Comcast Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $154.64B market cap company. BDX reached $225.37 on during the last trading session after $1.92 change.Currently Becton, Dickinson and Company is uptrending after 15.92% change in last April 15, 2017. BDX has 962,181 shares volume.

At the time of writing, the 14-day ADX for Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) is 16.66. It has outperformed by 4.37% the S&P500.

Becton, Dickinson and Company registered $2.59 million net activity with 0 insider buys and 4 sales since February 23, 2018. Shares for $1.21 million were sold by Gallagher John E. Commercial Bank reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 1.55. It has change of 0.62, from 2017Q3's 0.93. It increased, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 294 reduced holdings. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. 275.71 million shares or 1.91% less from 281.08 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Scholtz & Limited Liability Company invested in 0.15% or 937 shares. Great Lakes Advisors Limited Company has 15,833 shares. They expect $2.60 earnings per share, up 13.04% or $0.30 from last year's $2.3 per share. Janney Cap Ltd Co has invested 0.01% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). A company with a high P/E ratio usually indicated positive future performance and investors are willing to pay more for this company's shares. Neuberger Berman Ltd Llc accumulated 0.21% or 871,346 shares. Sfe Investment Counsel invested in 2.3% or 26,658 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 559,551 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock worth $119,776,000 after acquiring an additional 430,127 shares during the period.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) now has an average analyst recommendation of 1.90 according to analysts. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of XOM in report on Monday, June 26 with "Hold" rating. Kornitzer Capital Mngmt Ks holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 16,102 shares. The Rhode Island-based Newman Dignan Sheerar has invested 0.13% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Consulate Inc holds 0.16% or 1,473 shs. Rothschild Corp Il owns 2,680 shares or 0.06% of their USA portfolio.

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The Leverage Ratio of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) is 0.572232. The positive are 79%. Exxon Mobil had 91 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Citigroup. On Tuesday, March 13 Polen Thomas E Jr sold $426,079 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 1,877 shs. Bank of America reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $260.00 price objective on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a research note on Friday, January 19th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, January 7. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was upgraded by Moffett Nathanson. Its market capitalization is $60599.59. The company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 3. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, August 3 with "Hold" rating. The stock has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 8. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on May, 1. BDX's profit will be $692.23M for 22.08 P/E if the $2.60 EPS becomes a reality. Glenmede Tru Na reported 0% in The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $3.42 million activity. On Tuesday, October 24 the insider SANDVOLD TORE I sold $219,205. About 10.92M shares traded. The share price has climbed the ladder moving past the Stochtastic Momentum Index of +40, indicating possible overbought territory. On Thursday, February 1 the insider Lapointe Jean-Pierre bought $2,225.

Among 39 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 8. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, June 9 with "Buy". The Value Composite Two of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) is 68. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Jefferies. On Wednesday, December 20 the company was maintained by Cowen & Co.

Peninsula Asset Management Inc, which manages about $196.40M and $134.88 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in S&P Mid Cap 400 Ishares (IJH) by 3,245 shares to 82,821 shares, valued at $15.72 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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