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Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) Volatility At 2.58%, Should You Add A Position?

Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) is -3.20% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $215.90 and a high of $277.29 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The BDX stock was last observed hovering at around $235.61 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 1.73%.

Currently trading at $237.34, the stock is 4.58% and 3.14% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.98 million and changing 0.73% at the moment leaves the stock -4.49% off its SMA200. BDX registered -1.27% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -5.88%.

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The stock witnessed a 5.16% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -8.72%, and is 6.87% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.58% over the week and 2.36% over the month.

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) has around 75000 employees, a market worth around $65.98B and $18.87B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 44.12 and Fwd P/E is 17.83. Profit margin for the company is 10.50%. Distance from 52-week low is 9.93% and -14.41% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (6.00%).

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) Analyst Forecasts

Becton Dickinson and Company is expected to release its quarterly report on 02/02/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 152.40% this year

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 285.44M, and float is at 283.94M with Short Float at 1.04%.

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) Insider Activity

A total of 20 insider transactions have happened at Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 11 and purchases happening 9 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Hickey David, the company’s EVP & President, Life Sciences. SEC filings show that Hickey David sold 475 shares of the company’s common stock on Aug 15 at a price of $265.00 per share for a total of $0.13 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 3331.0 shares.

Becton Dickinson and Company disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Aug 15 that Polen Thomas E Jr (Chairman, CEO and President) sold a total of 9,500 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Aug 15 and was made at $265.13 per share for $2.52 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 28878.0 shares of the BDX stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Aug 09, Polen Thomas E Jr (Executive Vice President) disposed off 1,652 shares at an average price of $260.00 for $0.43 million. The insider now directly holds 28,878 shares of Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX).

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Danaher Corporation (DHR) that is trading -16.00% down over the past 12 months and Medtronic plc (MDT) that is -30.31% lower over the same period. DexCom Inc. (DXCM) is -23.44% down on the 1-year trading charts.

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