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Stock Analysis Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX)


Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) trades as part of the Healthcare sector and is in the Medical Instruments & Equipment industry. 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:

The Medical Instruments & Equipment company showed a previous change of 0.86% with an open at 225.51 and a close of 227.18. It reached an intraday high of 227.82 and a low of 225.35.


The stock has a market cap of $60.7b with 267.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 265.8mshares. Trading volume reached 783,724 shares compared to its average volume of 1,141,637 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Becton Dickinson and Company shares returned 2.63% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 4.78%. Over three months, it changed 3.64%. In one year it has changed 24.49% and within that year its 52-week high was 248.39 and its 52-week low was 180.44BDX stock is 25.90% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 214.63 and a 50 day moving average of 223.56. Currently BDX stock is trading 5.85above its 200 day moving average.


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.65 that ended on September 30, 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 48.86. Based on 12 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 2.40. The TTM EPS is 9.64, which comes to a TTM PE of 23.57Historically, 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 is 5,071,468, which is 1.90% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 4.49This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.12.

Fundamental Indicators:

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 4.46 and price-to-book is 2.85.

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