Creative Planning Boosts Holdings in Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX)

Marco Green
January 19, 2018

The institutional investor held 215,800 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.38 billion, down from 291,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $62.50 billion. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $93.13. About 251,879 shares traded. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Becton Dickinson and by 8.5% during the 2nd quarter. (BDX) by 3.94% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The firm has a market cap of $61,640.50, a PE ratio of 49.92, a PEG ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 1.07. Moreover, Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. has 2.85% invested in the company for 717,254 shares.

Becton, Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd.

The stock increased 1.07% or $2.49 during the last trading session, reaching $234.61. About 4.95M shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.31% the S&P500.

The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 2.00 for TRXC and 1.90 for BDX, which implies that analysts are more bullish on the outlook for TRXC. Therefore 61% are positive. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, December 20 with "Buy". As per Thursday, January 5, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James.

Today, Bank of America reiterated its Buy rating on Becton Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) with a price target of $260.00. Teranga Gold Corp had 16 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Schulhoff And Inc has 17,055 shares for 1.09% of their portfolio. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $2.18 earnings per share. BDX's profit will be $647.39 million for 24.01 P/E if the $2.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.24 actual EPS reported by The AES Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $15.96 million activity.

Becton Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) pays an annual dividend of $3.00 with a yield of 1.29% and an average dividend growth of 9.60% based on a 3 Year Average. Wells Fargo & Co assumed coverage on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. $941,254 worth of stock was sold by Tharby Linda M on Tuesday, August 22. Shares for $1.24 million were sold by Shabshab Nabil on Monday, August 14. Tarbox Family Office owns 78 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. It also upped Platform Specialty Prods Cor (NYSE:PAH) stake by 50,210 shares and now owns 226,146 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down -0.11, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 183 raised stakes. The investment professionals in our partner's database now have: 115.24 million shares, up from 110.78 million shares in 2017Q2. State Street Corp grew its holdings in Becton Dickinson and by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter. Becton Dickinson and's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 64.52%. Knowledge Leaders Capital LLC lifted its holdings in Becton Dickinson and by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Mackenzie Fincl Corp holds 0.21% or 361,160 shares. They expect $1.42 EPS, up 16.39% or $0.20 from last year's $1.22 per share. Caxton Assoc Lp accumulated 3,600 shares. Horan Cap Advsrs Llc has 350 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio.

Becton Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) has insider ownership of 1.00% and institutional ownership of 75.54%. Capital One National Association, New York-based fund reported 2,921 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Teranga Gold Corp (TSE:TGZ), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. The Firm has ATR of 3.35 that is explaining range of a day's trading is high-low; ATR expands it to yesterday's closing price if it was outside of latest range. Many traders will use moving averages for different periods of time in conjunction with other indicators to help gauge future stock price action. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, March 30. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $245.00 price target on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a report on Friday, November 3rd. The stock of JPMorgan Chase & Co. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Monday, October 3 by Berenberg. Robert W. Baird downgraded JPMorgan Chase & Co. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 13 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has "Outperform" rating by CLSA given on Tuesday, August 25. On Thursday, February 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to "Buy". Berenberg initiated JPMorgan Chase & Co. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, October 13 by Barclays Capital.

American Securities Llc holds 48.25% of its portfolio in American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. for 25.69 million shares. It also increased its holding in Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) by 55,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 114,700 shares, and has risen its stake in Intel (NASDAQ:INTC).

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $60.43 million activity. About 348,650 shares traded. Haney Carl P. sold 9,139 shares worth $987,013. Shares for $1.84M were sold by Strahlman Ellen R on Thursday, August 10.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.28, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. Deltec Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 12,000 shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. Osher Van De Voorde Invest Mngmt holds 4.75% of its portfolio in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:EL) for 34,124 shares. 18,500 are owned by Art Advisors Limited Liability Co. Century Inc owns 5.32 million shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Ins stated it has 93,000 shares. Columbia Asset Mngmt has 36,760 shares. Private Na stated it has 4,066 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec owns 1.81M shares. Vontobel Asset Management stated it has 145,554 shares. Everence Management Inc has invested 0.07% in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES).

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