Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Evercore ISI Initiates Coverage on Becton Dickinson and (BDX)

Patty Aguilar | 13 January, 2018, 18:29

About 1.12M shares traded.

Welch & Forbes LLC lowered its stake in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) by 0.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The shares were sold at an average price of $168.82, for a total value of $302,694.26. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Umb Bank N A increased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) by 7.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Becton Dickinson and by 24.2% during the 2nd quarter. In the last quarter, insiders sold 14,777 shares of company stock valued at $2,558,488. Occidental Petroleu now has $57.92B valuation. The stock increased 2.27% or $5.02 during the last trading session, reaching $226.42. Shares of TER have increased 15.33% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has gained 6.66% in that time. TRI Pointe Group, Inc. 2017, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) delivered a 0.66% surprise with its net revenue. It has outperformed by 2.48% the S&P500.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. Welch Forbes Limited Liability accumulated 76,389 shares or 0.39% of the stock. BDX's profit will be $647.39 million for 23.16 P/E if the $2.43 EPS becomes a reality. The institutional investor held 17,270 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $469,000, up from 4,668 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

A 9 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:TER) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $15.96 million activity. It worsened, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in BDX. Ibm Retirement Fund has invested 0.22% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 2.85%, and a 50-day SMA of 2.45%. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested 0.08% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). 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. Davis R M Inc invested in 0.01% or 1,600 shares.

After rates held steady on Thursday, the Standard & Poor's 500 index marked its seventh gain in the last eight days. The Return on Investment (ROI) ratio of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) is 4.8 percent.

Aviva Plc, which manages about $18.58 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ:DLTR) by 96,038 shares to 143,023 shares, valued at $12.42 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc bought 28,910 shares as the company's stock declined 1.16% while stock markets rallied.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Zacks Investment Research Lowers Becton Dickinson and (BDX) to Hold" was originally published by The Lincolnian Online and is the property of of The Lincolnian Online. 601.66 million shares or 1.15% less from 608.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 602.00 million shares or 0.86% less from 607.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. After $1.50 actual earnings per share reported by Union Pacific Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.00% EPS growth. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, August 5 with "Buy". Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) has had a 20-day average volume of 1,383,800 shares, with an average of 60% of short term indicators pointed at Buy.

Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Becton Dickinson's analysts are positive. Therefore 11% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 46 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. They issued an "overweight" rating and a $260.00 price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Friday, November 3. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Friday, June 30 by Raymond James. 4 of them rate its stock a hold. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 6 by Evercore. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. (NYSE:CSL) stake by 31,938 shares to 115,883 valued at $11.62 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Zillow Group Inc (Call) stake by 116,129 shares and now owns 124,500 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.95, from 2.18 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 14 investors sold MTDR shares while 80 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. Its quick ratio for the most recent quarter is N/A. Analysts mean recommendation for the stock is 2.60. Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability has 0% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Moreover, Art Lc has 0.64% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Ahl Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 1,156 shares or 0.06% of the stock. (NYSE:TPH). 230,410 were accumulated by Wells Fargo & Comm Mn. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc Ct owns 6,550 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pitcairn Company invested in 0.04% or 11,560 shares. (NYSE:TPH). Cantab Capital Prtnrs Llp holds 0.06% or 32,418 shares. Willingdon Wealth owns 298 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. (NYSE:MPW). Nuveen Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.37% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) for 19,495 shares. Riverhead Capital Management Limited Liability holds 36,577 shares. Central Securities has 700,000 shares. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) rating on Friday, April 7. (NYSE:NVR) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, May 29 by Zelman.


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