This Is (Another) Opportunity to Buy: Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX)

On 31 Jan 2020, Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) changed -2.12% to recent value of $275.18. The stock transacted 1708998 shares during most recent day however it has an average volume of 1235.96K shares. It spotted trading -3.09% off 52-week high price. On the other end, the stock has been noted 24.25% away from the low price over the last 52-weeks.

The Board of Directors of BD (BDX) has reported a quarterly dividend of $0.79 per ordinary share, payable on March 31, 2020 to holders of record on March 10, 2020.  The indicated yearly dividend rate is $3.16 per share.  In addition, the Board of Directors has reported a quarterly dividend of $15.3125 per share on the 6.125% mandatory convertible preferred stock, Series A, payable on May 1, 2020 to holders of record on April 15, 2020.  This represents $0.7656 per depositary share (NYSE: BDXA).

BDX has a gross margin of 47.90% and an operating margin of 10.20% while its profit margin remained 6.30% for the last 12 months. Its earnings per share (EPS) expected to touch remained 24.40% for this year while earning per share for the next 5-years is expected to reach at 9.57%.  The company has 271.43M of outstanding shares and 270.57M shares were floated in the market. According to the most recent quarter its current ratio was 1.2 that represents company’s ability to meet its current financial obligations. The price moved ahead of -0.51% from the mean of 20 days, 2.87% from mean of 50 days SMA and performed 9.35% from mean of 200 days price. Company’s performance for the week was -1.10%, 1.18% for month and YTD performance remained 1.18%.


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