Insiders Selling, Short Interest Growing Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX)

It has underperformed by 33.21% the S&P500. The stock of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) earned "Hold" rating by Evercore on Wednesday, January 6.

Over the past five trading sessions shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) are 2.14%; 2.96% for the month; 6.09% for the last quarter; 9.92% for the past six-months; and 15.31% for the last 12 months. The Spf Beheer Bv holds 407,699 shares with $63.99 million value, down from 415,170 last quarter. The correct version of this news story can be viewed at The average 1-year price target for (VER) reveals an average price target of $9.39 per share. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. With 43,400 avg volume, 1 days are for AKBANK TURK ANO ADR (OTCMKTS:AKBTY)'s short sellers to cover AKBTY's short positions. Therefore 50% are positive. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Becton, Dickinson and in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) has "Sell" rating given on Friday, September 23 by Citigroup. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $230.0 target. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, August 10 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Raymond James on Thursday, January 5. Argus reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $185.00 target price on shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company in a research note on Friday, October 21st. Barclays reissued an "equal weight" recommendation and fixed a $210.00 price target (up prior from $205.00) on stocks of Becton, Dickinson and in a study note published on early Thur, Aug 10th. As per Friday, June 30, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, August 7.

In related news, EVP Linda M. Tharby sold 4,695 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. Current price places the company's stock -7.45% away from its 200-day simple moving average, -1.93%, away from the 50-day average and also 6.69% away from 20-day average. It also upped Alcobra Ltd (NASDAQ:ADHD) stake by 509,065 shares and now owns 4.48 million shares. Royal Dutch Shell Plc was reduced too.

Since May 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $5.35 million activity. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 48,605 shares of company stock worth $9,718,986. Airgain Inc (NASDAQ:AIRG) has 0.00% since September 10, 2016 and is. Its up 0.31, from 0.87 in 2016Q3.

Bank of The Ozarks held its stake in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) through out the 2nd period, according to The corporation in its latest document with the SEC (SEC). Tealwood Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company by 1.1% in the second quarter. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.44 by $0.02. On average, equities analysts predict that Becton, Dickinson and Company will post $9.46 earnings per share for the current year. The value of the investment in Becton, Dickinson and Company went from $5,815,000 to $7,321,753,000 a change of 125,811.5% for the reporting period.

As of the end of the quarter Edge Asset Management, Inc had disposed of 16,013 shares trimming its holdings by 3.0%.

Also, the company announced dividend for the quarter, expected to be paid on early Fri, Sep 29th. traders with a divided record date on Fri, Sep 8th will be given a dividend of $0.73 for a share. this indicates a $2.92 dividend on a yearly basis and a payout of 1.43%. Icon Advisers Comm accumulated 7,500 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Stratos Wealth Prns holds 0.05% or 5,226 shares. Cypress Cap Group has 2,500 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman Co reported 0.01% stake. The Tennessee-based State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.06% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Stevens First Principles Advsrs invested in 2.06% or 17,945 shares. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,283,068 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $602,246,000 after acquiring an additional 39,362 shares during the period. Pinnacle Associates Ltd, a New York-based fund reported 2.66 million shares. Duncker Streett Company holds 5,210 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio. Citigroup has "Neutral" rating and $146 target. Becton, Dickinson and posted earnings per share of $2.12 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 11.8%. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 24 by JP Morgan. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, August 3 with "Hold" rating. The rating was maintained by Chardan Capital Markets with "Buy" on Monday, November 7. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 14 with "Buy".

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