Becton Dickinson (BDX) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS

The company has market cap of $62.22 billion. The stock increased 0.79% or $1.84 during the last trading session, reaching $233.71. ITUS's SI was 2.11 million shares in May as released by FINRA. Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) has risen 5.01% since May 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.08% the S&P500.

Amica Mutual Insurance Company increased its stake in Becton Dickinson And Co (BDX) by 194.27% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. B & T Capital Management Dba Alpha Capital Management bought 3,633 shares as the company's stock rose 9.39% while stock markets declined. New York State Teachers Retirement System who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $60.54B market cap company. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $91.36. About 242,261 shares traded. Norris Perne And French Ltd Liability Partnership Mi has invested 1.74% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). It has outperformed by 4.37% the S&P500. Legacy Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Becton Dickinson by 7,000.0% during the 4th quarter. Polen Thomas E Jr had sold 1,877 shares worth $426,079 on Tuesday, March 13.

Among 23 analysts covering Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Becton Dickinson and will report full year sales of $4.12 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $15.75 billion to $15.90 billion. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 3 with "Hold". Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 15.92% since May 1, 2017 and is uptrending. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $23000 target. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price target on Becton Dickinson from $245.00 to $250.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Autus Asset Management Ltd has 0.29% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 7,399 shares. On Friday, October 13 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with "Hold". On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood with "Buy". The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Tuesday, April 10 to "Buy". RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $38.0 target in Tuesday, January 16 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.48, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. 50 investors sold all, 294 reduced holdings as Becton, Dickinson and Company ratio improved. 147 funds bought positions and 386 increased positions. Funds hold 215.77 million shares thus 9.23% more from 2017Q3's 197.53 million shares. Troy Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 587,500 shares or 5.19% of its portfolio. Carnegie Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Denali Advsrs Limited Liability reported 100 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Essex Services Inc owns 0.25% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 4,979 shares. Goelzer invested in 0.03% or 1,386 shares.

In other Becton Dickinson news, Director Timothy M. Ring sold 269,661 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 9,391 shares in the company, valued at $2,123,117.28. Atlantic Trust Lc, Georgia-based fund reported 179,664 shares. 3,119 were accumulated by Tiverton Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company. Prudential Fincl Inc stated it has 138,806 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Paragon Mgmt stated it has 1,584 shares. Geode Cap Ltd owns 234,270 shares. 576,023 are held by Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Bk Corporation.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in Q4 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.54 and a quick ratio of 0.93. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue sold 39,690 shares as the company's stock declined 11.40% with the market. 65 funds opened positions while 208 raised stakes. Choate Advsr reported 121,145 shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. For a total of 293,202 shares it reduced its holding in Halliburton Co (NYSE:HAL) by 260,199 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in Sherwin Williams Co (NYSE:SHW). Class A (NYSE:V) by 11,000 shares to 311,000 shares, valued at $35.46M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Westchester Capital Mngmt reported 40,734 shares. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company's stock. Moors And Cabot holds 1,918 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. London Of Virginia has 8.45M shares. Eagleclaw Cap Managment Limited Liability reported 0.54% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 544 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 290 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 88,800 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $19.01 million, up from 63,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Skba Capital Management Lc owns 1,400 shares. Staley Cap Advisers holds 0.03% or 1,950 shares. Sit Inv Assocs Inc stated it has 554 shares.

Among 38 analysts covering Skyworks Solutions Inc. Investors of record on Friday, June 8th will be given a $0.75 dividend. Therefore 68% are positive. Skyworks Solutions Inc. had 110 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, December 25. In Tuesday, April 10 report Citigroup upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating. As per Monday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, July 18 with "Buy". Another trade for 198 shares valued at $48,025 was made by Shine Kenneth Irwin on Friday, January 19. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 4 by Citigroup.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 29th. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of BDX in report on Monday, August 14 with "Buy" rating.

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