Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)


On the stock's most recent trading day, the company's shares ended the regular session at $225.82, which is 1.68% lower than its 52-week high. Thomas Story & Son Llc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $59.62 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.96% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $31.56. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp raised its holdings in shares of Becton Dickinson and by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. REPR's SI was 8,900 shares in January as released by FINRA. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500. Goodwin Daniel L sold 47,400 shares as the company's stock declined 0.60% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 78,188 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.32 million, up from 72,761 at the end of the previous reported quarter. About 615,850 shares traded. NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR) has risen 38.86% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500. Therefore 11% are positive. Harfst & Associates Inc. lifted its position in shares of Becton Dickinson and by 46.4% in the 2nd quarter. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Evercore. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "buy" rating and set a $245.00 target price on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BDX in report on Monday, July 10 with "Hold" rating. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) earned "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 1. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $23000 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with "Equal-Weight" rating in Friday, November 3 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, June 30 by Raymond James.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $15.96 million activity. It turned negative, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. There were 74 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 1,281,964 shares. 197.53 million shares or 0.90% more from 195.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Street Corp now owns 10,270,221 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $2,003,834,000 after buying an additional 342,873 shares during the period. Another trade for 15,512 shares valued at $3.16M was sold by COHEN GARY M. $1.84M worth of stock was sold by Strahlman Ellen R on Thursday, August 10. Qci Asset Mngmt Ny holds 0.02% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 695 shares. Pennsylvania Tru holds 7,830 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Company reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

Hgk Asset Management Inc decreased Occidental Petroleu (OXY) stake by 4.77% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Argentus Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Becton, Dickinson and Company during the third quarter worth $167,000. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability reported 76,116 shares. Needham Investment Management Llc sold 2,500 shares as the company's stock rose 1.79% with the market. They expect $2.43 earnings per share, up 4.29% or $0.10 from last year's $2.33 per share. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $213.00 price target on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th.

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Saba Capital Management L.P. holds 1.24% of its portfolio in Invesco High Income Trust II for 807,399 shares.

Impala Asset Management Llc, which manages about $2.53 billion and $2.24B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Trinity Inds Inc (NYSE:TRN) by 167,491 shares to 2.13 million shares, valued at $67.97 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) stake by 58,774 shares and now owns 972,734 shares. About 869,722 shares traded. BDX's profit will be $647.39 million for 23.16 P/E if the $2.43 EPS becomes a reality. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Evercore. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Tuesday, July 11 by Barclays Capital. Through this figure traders can analyze that BDX show whether or not a stock now most active and standing in buying side or sell side. Also, insider Stephen Sichak sold 2,632 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, December 5th.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. 89 funds opened positions while 264 raised stakes. Orleans Capital Mgmt La reported 2.9% stake. 48,238 are held by Piedmont Advisors Limited Liability Corp. After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 0.20% shares. Liberty Mutual Group Incorporated Asset Management holds 0.18% of its portfolio in NVR, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) for 328,336 shares. World Asset Mngmt holds 265 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 32,030 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. (NYSE:TPH) for 6,090 shares. Wesbanco Bancorporation invested in 0.05% or 16,244 shares. The firm owned 143,265 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock after selling 34,110 shares during the period. Blue Chip Prtn owns 70,096 shares or 1.45% of their United States portfolio. Citigroup has invested 0% in TRI Pointe Group, Inc. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv reported 0.15% stake. Gru One Trading Limited Partnership accumulated 98,541 shares or 0.03% of the stock. The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, February 27. Therefore 68% are positive. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform" on Friday, August 7. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, August 5 with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold" on Monday, August 10. Jefferies upgraded Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $23000 target.

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