Published: Fri, April 06, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) Receives $239.21 Consensus Price Target from Analysts


For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 5.2%, while the company's earnings per share has grown -0.3%. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Thursday, February 4. Mining majors traded lower, with Rio Tinto sliding 1.19 percent.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is a global medical technology company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of a range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. It has outperformed by 4.37% the S&P500.

Philadelphia Trust Company decreased its stake in Time Warner Inc (TWX) by 87.2% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Apg Asset Management Nv bought 107,127 shares as the company's stock declined 1.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,898 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.33M, up from 6,940 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bush Odonnell Investment Advisors Inc who had been investing in Magellan Midstream Ptn for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.46B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.43% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $62.31. About 4.88M shares traded. It has underperformed by 30.33% the S&P500.

In related news, Director Timothy M. Ring sold 176 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, February 23rd. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 26,892 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,735,681.20. It also reduced its holding in Schlumberger Nv (NYSE:SLB) by 56,825 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 73,518 shares, and cut its stake in Wal (NYSE:WMT).

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)'s underwent a drastic change in their shares price and moved 0.62% during the last trading session. Therefore 11% are positive. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy". $248.64's average target is 13.65% above currents $218.78 stock price. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, August 3 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, January 3. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of BDX in report on Friday, November 3 with "Equal-Weight" rating. The Earnings Yield for Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) is 0.027860.

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) Shares Sold by Franklin Resources Inc
The semiconductor company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.65. It improved, as 25 investors sold MXIM shares while 131 reduced holdings. 69 funds bought holdings and 141 increased holdings.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has a Price to Book ratio of 2.758670. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, February 6. Leerink Swann reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. They use historic price data to observe stock price patterns to predict the direction of that price going forward. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, January 25.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.62, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 294 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. During the same period previous year, the company earned $2.33 earnings per share. Deltec Asset Limited Liability Company invested 0.52% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Bokf Na owns 0.16% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 27,502 shares. 223,074 are held by Hilton Cap Mngmt Llc. Becton Dickinson had 52 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 15.92% since April 5, 2017 and is uptrending. Artemis Inv Mngmt Llp invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Following the sale, the director now owns 295,753 shares in the company, valued at approximately $64,420,918.46. Central Fincl Bank Co reported 7,125 shares stake. Quadrant Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 2.66% or 17,648 shares in its portfolio. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.41 by $0.07. Salem Capital Mgmt holds 1,193 shares. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 731 shares of the company's stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Exane Derivatives stated it has 702 shares. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th were paid a $0.75 dividend. Its down 0.14, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 63 investors sold SBUX shares while 449 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 265 raised stakes. If we take a long term observation, shares have been trading at a distance of 3.44% from the 200-day moving average. Royal Bancorp Of Canada reported 5.53M shares stake. 810,295 are owned by Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab. Mechanics State Bank Trust Department holds 0.28% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 71,819 shares. (NYSE:T) for 23,000 shares. Lincoln accumulated 3,551 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 25,265 are held by Rafferty Asset Management Ltd Liability Com. Boston Family Office Ltd Liability holds 0.06% or 6,000 shares. 4,880 were accumulated by Spinnaker. Verition Fund Management Ltd Liability Co invested in 9,490 shares.

Among 31 analysts covering AT&T Inc. Finally, Argus upped their target price on Becton Dickinson and to $235.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Therefore 29% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 52 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. However, analysts' mean recommendation for this stock stands at 2.10. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $255.0 target. The stock of Time Warner Inc. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 24 by Wells Fargo. UBS maintained the shares of KMB in report on Wednesday, July 26 with "Neutral" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, November 15. The firm has "Strong Buy" rating given on Friday, June 30 by Raymond James.

Analysts await Time Warner Inc. Epoch Inv Partners owns 1.83M shares or 0.43% of their USA portfolio. BDX's profit would be $692.22 million giving it 21.04 P/E if the $2.60 EPS is correct. After $1.04 actual EPS reported by Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.88% negative EPS growth. Becton Dickinson and had a net margin of 7.82% and a return on equity of 24.44%. Cl. B (BRKB) by 22,705 shares to 114,118 shares, valued at $22.62 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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