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Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.75

The New York-based Goldman Capital Management Inc has invested 2.33% in the stock. The hedge fund run by Bain Capital held 10,000 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.45M, down from 40,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rpc Inc now has $5.25 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.74% or $0.245 during the last trading session, reaching $33.375. About 586,124 shares traded. MDC Partners Inc. (MDCA) has declined 46.79% since December 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 11.47% the S&P500.

Crow Point Partners Llc increased Becton Dickinson And Company (BDX) stake by 263.55% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Mas Ribo Alberto also sold $1.50M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares. The institutional investor held 3,504 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $683,000, down from 5,670 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Saratoga Research & Investment Management who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $50.99 billion market cap company. 2,191,251 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,230,000. Another trade for 5,971 shares valued at $1.18 million was sold by Polen Thomas E Jr.

Becton Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Stonebridge Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $829.10 million and $381.08 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Dj Select Dividend Ind (DVY) by 3,665 shares to 43,142 shares, valued at $3.98M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Sichak Stephen had sold 11,787 shares worth $2.36M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.21, from 1.13 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 311 reduced holdings. Cantillon Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company by 30.3% in the first quarter. The institutional investor held 183,332 shares of the computer software & peripheral equipment company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $18.52 million, down from 215,392 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The firm has a market cap of $50,490.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 1.06. Fruth Investment Mgmt accumulated 1,140 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Covington Capital Mgmt invested 0.25% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Icon Advisers reported 0.06% stake. Jefferies Gp Llc invested in 0.01% or 8,422 shares. Endurant Capital Management LP now owns 70,201 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock worth $12,878,000 after purchasing an additional 23,201 shares during the period. Allstate Corporation reported 6,866 shares.

Aew Capital Management L P holds 2.82% of its portfolio in Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. for 5.48 million shares. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Cap Management owns 44,872 shares. 72,436 are owned by Fil Ltd. 163,650 are held by Financial Bank Of Nova Scotia. During a recent scan, we have spotted Span A above Span B. If this position holds, traders might be anticipating a bullish move higher. Fincl Architects Inc has invested 0.03% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). They expect $0.79 earnings per share, up 19.70% or $0.13 from last year's $0.66 per share. BDX's profit will be $562.05M for 22.60 P/E if the $2.45 EPS becomes a reality. Maryland-based Torray Limited Liability Co has invested 1.06% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Therefore 57% are positive. (NYSE:OAS), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold.

Among 17 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, October 24. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Thursday, August 3. The company was initiated on Thursday, January 7 by Suntrust Robinson. Citigroup maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, February 4 with "Neutral" rating. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Monday, August 15 with "Overweight". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 9 by Jefferies. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $22000 target. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $245.00 target price on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a research note on Friday, November 3rd.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $15.96 million activity. $1.84 million worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Strahlman Ellen R on Thursday, August 10. Rockefeller Serv Incorporated reported 1.92% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Friday, August 5. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be given a dividend of 0.75 per share by the medical instruments supplier on Friday, December 29th. Piermont Capital Management Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 28,220 shares. It also reduced Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) stake by 4,360 shares and now owns 95,390 shares. Acadia Healthcare Company In (NASDAQ:ACHC) was raised too. (NYSE:SAH) to report earnings on February, 20. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 24 investors sold WGO shares while 29 reduced holdings. Amalgamated National Bank & Trust stated it has 0.07% in Domino's Pizza, Inc.

Central Securities Corp holds 2.45% of its portfolio in Brady Corporation for 405,000 shares. Cutler Inv Counsel Limited Liability Com has invested 2.57% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Rothschild Invest Corp Il has invested 0.06% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.03% invested in Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD). Independent Port Consultants has 0.05% invested in RPC, Inc. Finally, NBT Bank N A NY raised its stake in shares of Becton Dickinson and by 0.3% in the second quarter. Birch Hill Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability holds 3.72% or 323,482 shares. 2,848 were reported by Ledyard State Bank. Brandywine Investment Mgmt Ltd Company holds 177,045 shares. Anchor Advsr invested in 0.02% or 3,432 shares. 6,149 were accumulated by Da Davidson And. Kbc Nv owns 0.02% invested in Domino's Pizza, Inc. 100 are owned by Tower Rech Cap Limited Liability Corp (Trc).



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