Will Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) benefit from Wall Street bulls Calls?

Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE: BDX) is -0.19% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $228.62 and a high of $287.32 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 $243.75 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.38%.

Currently trading at $243.37, the stock is 2.50% and 2.07% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.45 million and changing -0.16% at the moment leaves the stock -4.34% off its SMA200. BDX registered -0.76% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -13.79%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $4.37 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $19.90.

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The stock witnessed a 3.56% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 4.79%, and is 3.53% 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 1.91% over the week and 1.80% over the month.

Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) has around Mar 07 2024 employees, a market worth around $70.31B and $19.49B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 57.56 and Fwd P/E is 16.96. Profit margin for the company is 6.25%. Distance from 52-week low is 6.45% and -15.30% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (3.09%).

Becton Dickinson & Co. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $2.96 with sales reaching $5.04B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 6.08% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 4.70% year-over-year.

Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) Top Institutional Holders

2,042 institutions hold shares in Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX), with institutional investors hold 90.75% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 290.39M, and float is at 288.49M with Short Float at 0.85%. Institutions hold 90.48% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 25.41 million shares valued at $6.71 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 8.76% of the BDX Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 22.68 million shares valued at $5.99 billion to account for 7.82% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc which holds 14.24 million shares representing 4.91% and valued at over $3.76 billion, while State Street Corporation holds 4.40% of the shares totaling 12.76 million with a market value of $3.37 billion.

Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) Insider Activity

A total of 7 insider transactions have happened at Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 6 and purchases happening 1 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Garrison Michael David,the company’sEVP & President Medical. SEC filings show that Garrison Michael David sold 1,239 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 11 at a price of $232.46 per share for a total of $0.29 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 7274.0 shares.

Becton Dickinson & Co. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Nov 28 that Byrd Richard (EVP & President Interventional) sold a total of 2,156 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Nov 28 and was made at $238.47 per share for $0.51 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 4120.0 shares of the BDX stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Sep 05, Byrd Richard (EVP & President Interventional) disposed off 459 shares at an average price of $274.48 for $0.13 million. The insider now directly holds 3,444 shares of Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX).

Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Danaher Corp. (DHR) that is trading 7.15% up over the past 12 months. Medtronic PLC (MDT) that is 0.81% higher over the same period.