Becton Dickinson and Company(BDX) trades as part of theHealthcaresector and is in theMedical Instruments & Equipmentindustry. Becton, Dickinson and Co is a healthcare company. It manufacture and sales medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. It operates in two segments BD Medical and BD Life Sciences.
Previous Intraday Trading Performance:
TheMedical Instruments & Equipmentcompany showed a previous change of0.86% with an open at225.51and a close of227.18. It reached an intraday high of227.82and a low of225.35.
The stock has a market cap of $60.7bwith shares outstanding, of which the float is265.8mshares. Trading volume reached783,724shares compared to its average volume of1,141,637shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity isgood.
Historical Trading Performance:
Over the last five trading days,Becton Dickinson and Companyshares returned2.63% and in the past 30 trading days it returned4.78%. Over three months, it changed3.64%. In one year it has changed24.49% and within that year its 52-week high was248.39and its 52-week low was180.44.BDX stock is 25.90% above its 52 Week Low.
Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of214.63and a 50 day moving average of223.56. CurrentlyBDXstock is trading5.85%aboveits 200 day moving average.
The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at4.65that ended onSeptember 30, 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 48.86. Based on12analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is2.40. The TTM EPS is9.64, which comes to a TTM PE of23.57.Historically, the PE high was 53.50 and the PE low was 13.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 127.23, which is a decrease of -44.00%.
The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
Mar 31, 2018: 2.65
Dec 31, 2017: 2.48
Sep 30, 2017: 2.40
Jun 30, 2017: 2.46
The dividend per share is currently 3.00, which is a dividend yield of 1.32%.
Indicators to Watch:
Based on the latest filings, there is 0.50% of insider ownership and 85.20% of institutional ownership.
Short-interest is5,071,468, which is1.90% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is4.49.This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.
The current calculated beta is1.12.
Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is -0.68%, return on assets is -0.25%, profit margin is 0.35%, price-to-sales is 4.46andprice-to-book is 2.85.
SeekingAlpha: Becton, Dickinson: More Than A Short-Term Bounce On The Cards?
SeekingAlpha: Dividend Income Update: April 2018
SeekingAlpha: McKesson To Acquire MSD For Medical Supply Distribution