Becton Dickinson and Company

Xavier Trudeau
Juillet 20, 2017

Cantillon Capital Management LLC now owns 1,344,427 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $246,622,000 after buying an additional 312,926 shares during the last quarter. 614,659 shares of the company's stock were exchanged. About 5.24 million shares traded. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has risen 46.45% since July 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI continued to hold its stake in shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. BDX's profit will be $549.88 million for 20.60 P/E if the $2.44 EPS becomes a reality.

Analysts await Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on August, 3 before the open. Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) has risen 12.32% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.35% the S&P500. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust boosted its position in shares of Becton, Dickinson and by 1.4% in the first quarter. It also upped Qts Rlty Tr Inc (NYSE:QTS) stake by 36,940 shares and now owns 136,580 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.05 in 2016Q3. The total value of its holdings increased 6.3%. 139 funds opened positions while 483 raised stakes. Northstar Group Inc. now owns 2,985 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $550,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the last quarter. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 9th were given a dividend of $0.73 per share. Santa Barbara Asset Mgmt Lc has 1.41M shares. Its down 0.2% from 11.60 million shares previously. Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj reported 0.49% of its portfolio in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Texas-based Linscomb And Williams Incorporated has invested 0.05% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Bancshares Of Stockton reported 7,179 shares.

Comgest Global Investors Sas increased Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS) stake by 15,700 shares to 82,400 valued at $3.96 million in 2016Q4.

Fort Lp decreased Vmware Inc (VMW) stake by 7% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Fmr Lc invested in 0.01% or 1.27 million shares.

BDX has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Denver Invest Ltd Com invested in 0.1% or 14,104 shares. Td Capital Limited stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG). VMware Inc had 96 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $2.53 and as low as $2.38 per share. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.23 by $0.07. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 38% are positive. Raymond James downgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Thursday, January 5 report. Raymond James had a markedly different take on 05/01/2017, proposing that BDX is now considered Outperform versus prior Strong Buy rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, June 2. The company was downgraded on Friday, September 23 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Hold" on Friday, July 14. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 7th.

On February 4 Citigroup left the company rating at "Neutral" and lowered the price expectation from $153.00 to $146.00. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, August 19 by Argus Research. The company has a market capitalization of $42.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.38 and a beta of 1.05. The Firm operates through two divisions: BD Medical and BD Life Sciences. The BD Medical segment produces an array of medical technologies and devices that are used to help improve healthcare delivery in a range of settings. GHP Investment Advisors Inc.'s holdings in Becton, Dickinson and were worth $593,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. BidaskClub raised Becton, Dickinson and from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th.

Shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) traded up 0.36% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $201.73. As per Tuesday, January 3, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. On Thursday, November 12 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with "Neutral". The firm has "Hold" rating by Evercore given on Wednesday, January 6. Becton, Dickinson and's payout ratio is 48.26%. The stock of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) earned "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, July 10.

The California-based Phocas Financial Corp. has invested 0.8% in the stock. Its up 0.02, from 0.9 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 50 investors sold SYK shares while 331 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 273 raised stakes. Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc., a Maryland-based fund reported 50,000 shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in shares of Becton, Dickinson and by 6.5% in the first quarter. Prudential Public Ltd stated it has 534,175 shares. Cwm Limited Liability holds 0.35% of its portfolio in QUALCOMM, Inc. Cypress Asset Mngmt Tx holds 7,530 shares.

More notable recent Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: "Becton Dickinson (BDX) Granted FDA 510 (k) Clearance for New Immunological ..." on July 19, 2017, also Gurufocus.com with their article: "Waverton Investment Management Ltd Buys Becton, Dickinson and Co, Honeywell ..." published on July 11, 2017, Zacks.com published: "Becton, Dickinson (BDX) Poised on CR Bard Acquisition" on July 10, 2017. Amalgamated Comml Bank holds 0.02% or 5,102 shares in its portfolio. Glg Ltd owns 11,921 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. NY boosted its position in Becton, Dickinson and by 9.2% in the first quarter. Moreover, Bar Harbor Svcs has 2.94% invested in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX).

The company is up by 0.34% since yesterday's close of $201.01. Mackenzie Fincl reported 1.04% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX).

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