Sit Investment Associates Inc. Cuts Position in Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX)

Alicia Farmer
January 13, 2018

Becton Dickinson and's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 64.52%. The stock exchanged hands with 1,275,268 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 1.29M shares.

Becton Dickinson and (NYSE BDX) traded up $0.60 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $226.42. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc increased Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) stake by 1075.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Pier Capital Llc sold 71,535 shares as Tri Pointe Group Inc (TPH)'s stock rose 5.55%. Tri Pointe Group Inc now has $2.89B valuation. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $224.83. About 88,829 shares traded. After a recent check, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Deep diving into the technical levels for Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX), we note that the equity now has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 125.60. It has outperformed by 14.75% the S&P500. During the same period last year, the business posted $2.12 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Becton Dickinson and will post 10.89 EPS for the current year. They expect $-0.21 earnings per share, up 22.22% or $0.06 from last year's $-0.27 per share. BDX's profit will be $647.39M for 23.09 P/E if the $2.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by CoreLogic, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -32.31% negative EPS growth. BDX is down around 25.02% from its 12-month high of $168.37 notched on Jan 11, 2017 but is 110.43% above its highest point the past 12 months of $-23.42 a share. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed 1.75% and performed -0.12% over the last six months. It worsened, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 197.53 million shares or 0.90% more from 195.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 2,500 are held by Bluestein R H. Proshare Advsr Limited Liability Corp, Maryland-based fund reported 315,043 shares. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 831 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $162,000 after purchasing an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. State Street holds 9.94M shares. The Massachusetts-based Foster Dykema Cabot And Inc Ma has invested 0.77% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Bernzott Capital Advisors sold 26,245 shares as the company's stock rose 16.38% with the market.

Caledonia Investments Plc holds 8.92% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company for 157,800 shares. ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Becton, Dickinson and Company during the second quarter worth $170,000. Drexel Morgan Communications owns 3,060 shares for 0.61% of their portfolio. It also increased its holding in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) by 5,646 shares in the quarter, for a total of 79,877 shares, and has risen its stake in Kellogg Co (NYSE:K). Credit Suisse Ag reported 432,617 shares. Becton Dickinson and's revenue was down 2.0% on a year-over-year basis.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 sales for $15.96 million activity.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $7.60 million activity. Its up 535.71% from 1,400 shares previously.

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Becton, Dickinson and Company develops, makes, and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products worldwide. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 7,953 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,307,791.32.

Several equities research analysts have commented on BDX shares.

Trading volume is a gauge of how many times a stock is bought and sold in a given time period (most commonly, within a day of trading, known as the average daily trading volume - ADTV).

Among 15 analysts covering Catalent (NYSE:CTLT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $177.00 target price on shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company in a research report on Friday, January 6th. 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. Scotia Capital maintained Kinross Gold Corporation (TSE:K) on Thursday, November 3 with "Sector Perform" rating. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $23000 target. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $23000 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. As per Tuesday, November 24, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, January 18 by Buckingham Research.

Becton, Dickinson and Company was covered by a number of analysts recently, 8 rated the stock as Buy, 7 rated Hold, 0 rated sell and 0 gave an Underperform. It also upped Zillow Group Inc (Call) stake by 116,129 shares and now owns 124,500 shares.

Psagot Invest House Ltd invested in 0.03% or 3,600 shares. Its down 0.02, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,813,937 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $549,028,000 after buying an additional 106,966 shares during the period. 47 funds opened positions while 180 raised stakes. Fiera has 2.69 million shares. Avalon Advsr Lc holds 0.66% or 105,402 shares. Ig Inv Management Ltd stated it has 0% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Joel Isaacson Ltd Llc reported 3,825 shares stake. (NYSE:TPH). 230,410 were accumulated by Wells Fargo & Comm Mn. Etrade Mgmt Llc invested in 0.1% or 14,645 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 32,030 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

In recent trading day Akorn, Inc. Hsbc Public Ltd Company invested in 172,924 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc Ct owns 6,550 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. (NYSE:TPH) for 328,336 shares. Hartford Investment Mngmt owns 59,182 shares or 0.07% of their USA portfolio. Central Securities has 700,000 shares.

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