Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Stocks Tumbling on Lethargic Results- Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX)

The Company ended its previous trading session at $137.03 with the gain of 1.69%. Becton Dickinson and Co has a 1-year low of $175.66 and a 1-year high of $248.39. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 5.1% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Capital Inv Lc has 2,168 shares. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Llc decreased Lilly Eli & Co (NYSE:LLY) stake by 481,459 shares to 24,204 valued at $2.07 million in 2017Q3. The institutional investor owned 17,648 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock after selling 1,792 shares during the period. Mitsubishi Ufj Hldgs reported 670 shares.

Returns and Valuations for Paychex, Inc. It has outperformed by 163.50% the S&P500. It also upped Gold Fields Ltd (NYSE:GFI) stake by 3.61 million shares and now owns 26.80 million shares.

Becton Dickinson and earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. The Illinois-based Heitman Real Estate Securities Llc has invested 5.18% in the stock. Hudson Bay Capital Lp accumulated 71,210 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems invested in 0.15% or 523,124 shares. Sii Invests Wi accumulated 0.02% or 1,634 shares. (BDX) Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" published on February 07, 2018 as well as's news article titled: "Becton, Dickinson adjusted profit beats views" with publication date: "February 06, 2018. (NYSE:HIL) for 123,212 shares. Truenorth reported 0.65% stake. Legacy Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Becton Dickinson and by 7,000.0% in the fourth quarter. (NYSE:HIL). Parametric Limited holds 65,781 shares or 0% of its portfolio. (NYSE:AVB) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, December 16 by Mizuho. (NYSE:TYL) for 73,669 shares. The total volume of 2.31 Million shares held in the session, while on average its shares change hands 1398.46 shares. (NYSE:LDL) for 402,241 shares. Bryn Mawr invested in 1.63% or 146,835 shares.

Among 42 analysts covering Visa Inc. Lmr Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership reported 0.09% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is 1.53. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.41 by $0.07. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 81% are positive. Laboratory Corp had 56 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. American Assets Capital Advisers bought 22,934 shares as the company's stock rose 4.91% with the market. (NYSE:SUI) on Tuesday, January 9 with "Buy" rating. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Becton Dickinson and from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Wheatland owns 6,800 shares.

Featured Stock for Investors: Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (APTS)
Preferred Apartment Communities now has a consensus target price of $17.63, indicating a potential downside of 11.34%. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $10.19 million activity. $1.24M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares were sold by Shabshab Nabil. Prudential Public Limited has 0.33% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 531,876 shares. Financial Architects Inc now owns 731 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $142,000 after purchasing an additional 54 shares in the last quarter. Perkins Coie Co has invested 0% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

In other news, Director Timothy M. Ring sold 269,661 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. Invesco, Georgia-based fund reported 1.33M shares. Shares for $1.50 million were sold by Mas Ribo Alberto.

Majedie Asset Management Ltd increased Ensco Plc Shs (NYSE:ESV) stake by 4.28M shares to 6.38M valued at $38.10 million in 2017Q3. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (AVB) has risen 6.66% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. Therefore 63% are positive. Becton Dickinson and's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 229.01%. The stock is a Buy among 8 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, July 18. They issued an "outperform" rating and a $245.00 target price on the stock. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Friday, August 5. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $213.00 target price on shares of Becton, Dickinson and in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 14.

ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICUI)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 3 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 4.7 percent. As per Thursday, February 8, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has "Buy" rating by Buckingham Research on Thursday, February 4. Sei Invs Commerce holds 0.19% or 443,845 shares in its portfolio. Its up 0.56, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Asml Holding Nv (NASDAQ:ASML) stake by 12,314 shares and now owns 84,398 shares. 74 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes.

Like this: