Becton Dickinson and (BDX) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy

Kenny Tucker
January 13, 2018

The stock had a trading volume of 1,554,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,643,650. Liberty Mutual Group Incorporated Asset Management holds 0.18% of its portfolio in NVR, Inc.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX), there were 59 new positions totaling 1,322,162 shares of the company's stock. About 1.55 million shares traded or 18.84% up from the average. The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has risen 20.49% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Pier Capital Llc decreased Tri Pointe Group Inc (TPH) stake by 15.74% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Aviva Plc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $60.16B market cap company. The stock increased 1.94% or $1.44 during the last trading session, reaching $75.69. About 542,683 shares traded. REPR's SI was 8,900 shares in January as released by FINRA. It has underperformed by 10.21% the S&P500. Harfst & Associates Inc. now owns 697 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock worth $135,000 after purchasing an additional 221 shares during the period. They expect $2.43 earnings per share, up 4.29% or $0.10 from last year's $2.33 per share. $2.36 million worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Sichak Stephen on Friday, September 8. Comparatively, BDX posted earnings of $2.44 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. Therefore 11% are positive. Finally, Fundsmith LLP boosted its stake in Becton Dickinson and by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $230.20. On Monday, July 24 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Thursday, August 3. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Monday, January 4 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) earned "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 26. As per Tuesday, December 15, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. As per Thursday, February 4, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.37 by $0.03. 146,835 were reported by Bryn Mawr Tru. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department accumulated 78,011 shares or 0.08% of the stock.

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Zuckerman Investment Group Llc increased Adams Diversified Equity Fund (ADX) stake by 294,958 shares to 415,877 valued at $6.33M in 2017Q3. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have performed -4.54%.

According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at 2.85 percent, SMA50 is 2.45 percent, while SMA200 is 12.56 percent. Dodge Cox reported 7,730 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The institutional investor held 112,787 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $22.10M, up from 105,248 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pax World Management Ltd Com has 0.02% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 1,926 shares. Utd Asset Strategies reported 1,725 shares stake. Asset Mngmt invested in 0.15% or 23,724 shares. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv has invested 0.06% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $15.96 million activity. As per Thursday, January 5, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. 3,500 shares were sold by Lim James C, worth $714,210 on Friday, September 8. The insider Polen Thomas E Jr sold $1.18 million. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 68% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo given on Friday, September 22. The stock of Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 20 by Canaccord Genuity. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform". (NYSE:MPW) rating on Friday, April 7. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Tuesday, February 21 by Wedbush. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 7th. Neuberger Berman Gru Ltd Llc holds 854,309 shares. It also reduced its holding in First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE:AG) by 145,022 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 19,036 shares, and cut its stake in Gold Fields Ltd New (NYSE:GFI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.18, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 14 investors sold MTDR shares while 80 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 177 raised stakes. Etrade Mgmt Llc invested in 0.1% or 14,645 shares. 33,050 were reported by Oregon Employees Retirement Fund. Amarillo Bancorporation holds 142,635 shares or 1.33% of its portfolio. The Ontario - Canada-based Manufacturers Life Insur The has invested 0.01% in Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR). When we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 1.56% whereas Month Volatility is at 1.34%. National Ins Tx reported 7,091 shares. Optimum Invest invested in 0.39% or 34,860 shares. (NYSE:TPH). Motley Fool Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.13% invested in TRI Pointe Group, Inc. Rathbone Brothers Pcl reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). Jefferies Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR).

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