Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX): Some of the key technical areas

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Several research analysts have recently commented on BDX shares.

Now the shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) has a trading volume of 4.02 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 2080 shares - with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $155.09, and the company's shares hitting a 52 week high of $ 186.40. Royal Bank of Canada restated a hold rating and set a $177.00 target price on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a report on Thursday, April 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Becton Dickinson and from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating and reduced their target price for the company from $190.00 to $175.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd.

On 4/24/2017, Evercore ISI released a statement for Becton Dickinson and Co. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The consensus price target of $189.14 also implies significant upside from the current price of $184.83. The company had a trading volume of 2,552,552 shares.

On the close of 04/25/2017 Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) jumped 1.13% to hit $179.07. The company has market cap of $38.56 billion. The stock closing price is now trading downward to its 50 day moving average with change of -5.53%, tumbled to its 20 day moving average with figure of -5.79% and behind its 200 day moving average with value -9.80%. The FCF Score of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) is 0.939477. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 2.29 and lower end at 2.14 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 2.28.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) stands at 10.48 while the industry's and the sector's growth for next 5 years ticked at 11.06 and 10.7 respectively. The firm had revenue of $2.92 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.86 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.96 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Becton Dickinson and will post $9.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This report was originally posted by Chaffey Breeze and is owned by of Chaffey Breeze. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and issued a $180.00 price target (down previously from $200.00) on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a report on Thursday, January 5th.

The stock has actually made strong gains in the past year, as the company has gathered a 13.54% return in the past twelve months. It indicates oversold and overbought price levels for a stock. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 22,094 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,977,361.88. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.30% of the company's stock. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of Becton Dickinson and during the fourth quarter worth $253,005,000. YHB Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 9,416 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $1,692,000 after buying an additional 646 shares during the period. Conning Inc. raised its stake in Becton Dickinson and by 1.0% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 669,945 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock worth $120,410,000 after buying an additional 25,651 shares in the last quarter. Generation Investment Management LLP raised its position in shares of Becton Dickinson and by 81.8% in the third quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 624 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock worth $113,000 after buying an additional 5 shares in the last quarter. Wagner Bowman Management Corp raised its position in shares of Becton Dickinson and by 6.6% in the third quarter. Finally, Bollard Group LLC raised its stake in Becton Dickinson and by 0.4% in the third quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 874 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 666 shares in the last quarter.

Becton, Dickinson and Company's short ratio is at 2.75 and the float short is at 1.33%.

About BD BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care.

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