Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) is 2.87% away from 50-day simple Moving Average despite all headwinds

A new trading day began on August 04, 2022, with Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) stock priced at $245.46, up 3.09% from the previous day of trading. During the day, the shares moved up to $256.41 and dropped to $245.46 before settling in for the closing price of $244.93. BDX’s price has ranged from $229.24 to $277.29 over the past 52 weeks.


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A company in the Healthcare sector has jumped its sales by 10.20% annually for the last half of the decade. Meanwhile, its annual earnings per share averaged 152.40%. With a float of $282.74 million, this company’s outstanding shares have now reached $285.24 million.

In an organization with 75000 employees, it is important to assess its efficiency. In terms of profitability, gross margin is +46.80, operating margin of +16.15, and the pretax margin is +11.07.

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) Insider and Institutional Ownership

As we move forward, let’s examine how large-scale investors are investing in this stock of the Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. The insider ownership of Becton Dickinson and Company is 0.82%, while institutional ownership is 88.00%. The most recent insider transaction that took place on Jun 07, was worth 115,180. In this transaction VP Controller & Chief Acct Off of this company sold 443 shares at a rate of $260.00, taking the stock ownership to the 1,058 shares. Before that another transaction happened on May 06, when Company’s EVP & President, Life Sciences sold 475 for $256.00, making the entire transaction worth $121,600. This insider now owns 3,806 shares in total.

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) Latest Financial update

In its latest quarterly report, released on 3/30/2022, the company reported earnings of $3.18 per share, which was $0.1 higher than the consensus estimate of $0.26. In terms of return on equity, this company recorded -19.55% in contrast with 50.0% return on Investment (trailing twelve months). This company achieved a net margin of +10.33 while generating a return on equity of 8.82. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 2.8 per share during the current fiscal year.

According to the Wall Street analysts, stocks earnings will be around 152.40% per share during the next fiscal year. For the long-term projections, market analysts anticipate that the company’s EPS will surge by 4.90% during the next five years compared to 8.80% growth over the previous five years of trading.

Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) Trading Performance Indicators

Here are Becton Dickinson and Company’s current performance indicators. According to the last quarter’s results, the stock had a quick ratio of 1.00. In addition, a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for the trailing twelve months stands at 3.59. Likewise, its price to free cash flow for the trailing twelve months is 77.66.

For the trailing twelve months, Company’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) is 6.34, a number that is poised to hit 2.50 in the next quarter and is forecasted to reach 12.26 in one year’s time.

Technical Analysis of Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX)

Let’s dig in a bit further. During the last 5-days, its volume was 1.1 million. That was inferior than the volume of 1.21 million it reported in year-ago period. As of the previous 9 days, the stock’s Stochastic %D was 70.10%. Additionally, its Average True Range was 4.93.

During the past 100 days, Becton Dickinson and Company’s (BDX) raw stochastic average was set at 45.93%, which indicates a significant decrease from 82.65% during the past two weeks. Based on volatility metrics of the stock, it showed a historical volatility of 18.53% in the past 14 days, which was lower than the 24.52% volatility it showed in the past 100 days.

At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average is $245.38, while its 200-day Moving Average is $253.79. However, in the short run, Becton Dickinson and Company’s stock first resistance to watch stands at $257.46. Second resistance stands at $262.41. The third major resistance level sits at $268.41. If the price goes on to break the first support level at $246.51, it is likely to go to the next support level at $240.51. The third support level lies at $235.56 if the price breaches the second support level.

Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) Key Stats

With a market capitalization of 71.99 billion, the company has a total of 285,065K Shares Outstanding. Currently, annual sales are 20,248 M while annual income is 2,092 M. The company’s previous quarter sales were 5,011 M while its latest quarter income was 454,000 K.

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