What's Becton Dickinson & Company (NYSE:BDX) Upside After This Short Interest Increase?

Mae Love
December 8, 2017

The Kdi Capital Partners Llc holds 33,780 shares with $6.59 million value, up from 19,363 last quarter.

BDX traded at an unexpectedly high level on 06/12/2017 when the stock experienced a -0.07% loss to a closing price of $218.92.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) opened at $217.81 on Friday. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Analysts expect SUPERVALU Inc. BDX's profit will be $558.55M for 22.23 P/E if the $2.45 EPS becomes a reality.

The stock increased 1.15% or GBX 11 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 965.5. Raymond James Financial Services Advsrs stated it has 133,041 shares. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be paid a $0.75 dividend. It has underperformed by 63.39% the S&P500.

Leading up to this report, we have seen a -1.48% fall in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 9.7% increase over the past 3 months. Its up 0.04, from 0.64 in 2017Q1. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of BDX. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Becton, Dickinson and by 2,427.8% during the 1st quarter. 195.76 million shares or 16.43% more from 168.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ibm Retirement Fund stated it has 127,762 shares or 3.82% of all its holdings. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno invested in 0.27% or 11,851 shares. Can owned 0.10% of Becton, Dickinson and worth $41,889,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The Connecticut-based Dock Street Asset Management Inc has invested 2.14% in the stock.

Becton, Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. Sprucegrove Inv Mgmt Limited holds 0.75% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 63,850 shares. Aristotle Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 1,200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Fruth Inv Management owns 1,140 shares or 0.1% of their United States portfolio. BDX's total short interest was 13.73M shares in December as published by FINRA. Dnb Asset Mngmt As reported 0% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Fruth Invest invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 70,821 shares in the company, valued at $13,171,289.58.

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Among 17 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. On Wednesday, June 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Avondale to "Market Outperform". The same goes for P/S and P/B, you want these value to be lower, to represent a potential undervalued company, and they have a P/S and P/B of 4.13 and 3.86 respectively. The stock has a market capitalization of $49,909.01, a PE ratio of 23.07, a P/E/G ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.07. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, November 2 with "Buy" rating. On Thursday, November 12 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with "Neutral". (NASDAQ:TERP) on Tuesday, February 14 to "Neutral" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q2.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $161,193 activity. Credit Agricole S A invested in 0.31% or 478,071 shares. Northern Tru reported 947,151 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. (NYSE:ELS). Security Capital Research accumulated 7,860 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada invested in 0% or 37,589 shares. Apg Asset Nv invested in 625,490 shares. The total volume of 963719 shares held in the session, while on average its shares change hands 1221.07 shares. Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning Ltd Com reported 27 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt LP invested 0.38% in Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. Fifth Third National Bank & Trust reported 500 shares. (NYSE:ELS) for 2,847 shares. (NYSE:SVU). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd reported 26,500 shares.

Among 12 analysts covering Terraform Power Inc (NASDAQ:TERP), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.12 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Becton, Dickinson and Company will post 10.63 EPS for the current fiscal year. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Tuesday, August 22. The stock has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, October 24 with "Outperform". The firm has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 9.

The stock of TerraForm Power, Inc. On Monday, January 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Equal-Weight". Berenberg maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, September 1 report.

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