BDX (Becton Dickinson and Company) dropped -1.53 at the last close: Is This Today’s Most Popular Stock?

A new trading day began on January 24, 2023, with Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) stock priced at $250.48, down -1.53% from the previous day of trading. During the day, the shares moved up to $250.685 and dropped to $245.53 before settling in for the closing price of $249.58. BDX’s price has ranged from $215.90 to $277.29 over the past 52 weeks.

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Healthcare Sector giant saw their annual sales surged by 9.30% over the last five years. Meanwhile, its annual earnings per share averaged 3.70%. With a float of $282.10 million, this company’s outstanding shares have now reached $284.66 million.

The firm has a total of 77000 workers. Let’s measure their productivity. In terms of profitability, gross margin is +44.92, operating margin of +13.31, and the pretax margin is +9.45.

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) Breakdown of a Key Holders of the stock

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 0.10%, while institutional ownership is 90.90%. The most recent insider transaction that took place on Aug 15, was worth 125,875. In this transaction EVP & President, Life Sciences of this company sold 475 shares at a rate of $265.00, taking the stock ownership to the 3,331 shares. Before that another transaction happened on Aug 15, when Company’s Chairman, CEO and President sold 9,500 for $265.13, making the entire transaction worth $2,518,735. This insider now owns 28,878 shares in total.

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX) Recent Fiscal highlights

In its latest quarterly report, released on 6/29/2022, the company reported earnings of $2.66 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 +8.66 while generating a return on equity of 6.68. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 2.92 per share during the current fiscal year.

According to the Wall Street analysts, stocks earnings will be around 3.70% per share during the next fiscal year. For the long-term projections, market analysts anticipate that the company’s EPS will surge by 8.85% during the next five years compared to 3.10% 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 0.60. In addition, a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for the trailing twelve months stands at 3.69. Likewise, its price to free cash flow for the trailing twelve months is 104.16.

For the trailing twelve months, Company’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) is 5.38, a number that is poised to hit 2.68 in the next quarter and is forecasted to reach 13.35 in one year’s time.

Technical Analysis of Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX)

Analysing the last 5-days average volume posted by the [Becton Dickinson and Company, BDX], we can find that recorded value of 1.0 million was lower than the volume posted last year of 1.13 million. As of the previous 9 days, the stock’s Stochastic %D was 14.60%. Additionally, its Average True Range was 4.26.

During the past 100 days, Becton Dickinson and Company’s (BDX) raw stochastic average was set at 59.23%, which indicates a significant increase from 1.53% during the past two weeks. Based on volatility metrics of the stock, it showed a historical volatility of 18.09% in the past 14 days, which was lower than the 25.50% volatility it showed in the past 100 days.

At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average is $246.74, while its 200-day Moving Average is $246.51. Now, the first resistance to watch is $249.11. This is followed by the second major resistance level at $252.48. The third major resistance level sits at $254.27. If the price goes on to break the first support level at $243.96, it is likely to go to the next support level at $242.17. Now, if the price goes above the second support level, the third support stands at $238.80.

Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) Key Stats

With a market capitalization of 69.68 billion, the company has a total of 284,268K Shares Outstanding. Currently, annual sales are 18,870 M while annual income is 1,779 M. The company’s previous quarter sales were 4,223 M while its latest quarter income was 288,000 K.


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