Evercore ISI Initiates Coverage on Becton Dickinson and (BDX)

Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 831 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock worth $162,000 after purchasing an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Becton, Dickinson and Company's quarterly revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. The stock 0.46% or $0 during the last trading session, reaching $1. About 615,850 shares traded. Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams Inc owns 4,394 shares or 0.63% of their United States portfolio. Prudential Financial Inc, New Jersey-based fund reported 39,162 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Incorporated Asset Management holds 0.18% of its portfolio in NVR, Inc. Tri Pointe Group Inc now has $2.89B valuation. The stock increased 1.00% or $35.04 during the last trading session, reaching $3550.89. 9,283 shares valued at $1.84 million were sold by Strahlman Ellen R on Thursday, August 10. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.40, from 1.64 in 2017Q2. Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Holding Limited holds 0.63% or 670 shares. 272.94 million shares or 3.67% less from 283.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 230,733 were reported by Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Com. Utd Asset Strategies reported 1,725 shares stake. Finally, Fundsmith LLP raised its holdings in shares of Becton Dickinson and by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Stellar Capital Management Ltd Liability Co holds 1.21% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) or 26,773 shares. Georgia-based Acg Wealth has invested 0.04% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 48,238 are held by Piedmont Advisors Limited Liability Corp. Goodwin Daniel L sold 47,400 shares as the company's stock declined 0.60% while stock markets rallied. Churchill Mngmt reported 24,117 shares. Honeywell Intl owns 72,728 shares. King Luther Capital Mngmt holds 0.03% or 121,765 shares in its portfolio. Girard Prtnrs holds 0.12% or 2,878 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:CLGX) to report earnings on February, 28. OXY's profit will be $229.57M for 63.08 P/E if the $0.30 EPS becomes a reality. State Street Corp raised its holdings in shares of Becton Dickinson and by 3.5% during the 2nd quarter. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR) on Wednesday, June 29 to "Buy" rating. Therefore 14% are positive.

According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at 2.85 percent, SMA50 is 2.45 percent, while SMA200 is 12.56 percent. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $176.39. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 18 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $15 target. UBS downgraded the shares of UNP in report on Monday, April 18 to "Neutral" rating. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.01% or 49,472 shares. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, November 6 by Tudor Pickering. Harvest Fund Management Co. Fiera has 2.69 million shares. It also upped Welbilt Inc stake by 61,867 shares and now owns 348,392 shares. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was raised too. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 27% are positive. Wells Fargo & Co assumed coverage on Becton Dickinson and in a research report on Friday, September 22nd.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, July 10 with "Buy".

6 analysts on average are expecting Becton, Dickinson and Company to report earnings of $2.94 per share for the current quarter. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, August 10 with "Hold". The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, July 18. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, August 7. The other 9 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 22. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.12 EPS. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,025 shares of the company's stock worth $174,000 after buying an additional 825 shares during the period.

Northern Trust Corp decreased Zimmer Biomet Hldgs Inc (ZMH) stake by 77,943 shares to 3.93 million valued at $460.44M in 2017Q3. The average 1-year price target for (TER) reveals an average price target of $45.85 per share.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 22 investors sold CLGX shares while 71 reduced holdings.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in BDX. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.37 by $0.03. 27,574 are owned by Pineno Levin And Ford Asset. Argus upped their target price on Becton Dickinson and to $235.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a "hold" rating and issued a $210.00 target price on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. World Asset Mgmt Inc accumulated 23,359 shares.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Sit Investment Associates Inc". Notis invested in 0.51% or 7,050 shares. Millennium Mngmt holds 2.39 million shares. Jefferies maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Friday, June 9. Mcdaniel Terry & Co bought 11,643 shares as the company's stock rose 1.79% with the market. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with "Equal-Weight" rating in Tuesday, October 31 report.

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