As Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) Stock Price Declined, Price T Rowe Associates INC Has Increased Its Position by $534.62 Million

May 16, 2018 - By Orlando Souther

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.55 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.62, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 294 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. 215.77 million shares or 9.23% more from 197.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Amer Assets Inv Lc holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 5,000 shares. Mufg Americas holds 17,889 shares. Principal Fin Grp Inc holds 980,286 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Eagle Ridge Invest reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Drw Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 3,192 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Cwm Limited Liability Company holds 160 shares. Marshall And Sullivan Incorporated Wa reported 20,172 shares stake. Checchi Capital Advisers Limited Company stated it has 0.06% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Exxonmobil Inv Tx has invested 0.21% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Synovus Fincl Corp holds 3,824 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Mariner Wealth Advsr Limited Liability Com holds 2,398 shares. Profund Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 9,667 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Roberts Glore And Co Inc Il accumulated 5,909 shares. Savant Ltd Com invested in 0.07% or 1,506 shares. Moreover, Oppenheimer & has 0.18% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 32,460 shares.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 5 insider sales for $4.78 million activity. Polen Thomas E Jr sold 1,877 shares worth $426,079. Melcher David F bought 500 shares worth $112,535. Gallagher John E sold $1.21M worth of stock or 5,355 shares. Borzi James W also sold $910,726 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Monday, February 26. Shares for $2.31M were sold by Shabshab Nabil on Friday, May 11.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc increased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) by 8.29% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Price T Rowe Associates Inc bought 2.50 million shares as the company’s stock declined 1.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 32.64M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.99B, up from 30.14 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $60.15 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $225.11. About 487,539 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 15.92% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.37% the S&P500.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc, which manages about $616.43 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Crown Castle Intl Corp New by 118,280 shares to 60,202 shares, valued at $66.90 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lyondellbasell Industries N (NYSE:LYB) by 293,456 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 576,190 shares, and cut its stake in Compass Minerals Intl Inc (NYSE:CMP).

Another recent and important Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Becton, Dickinson: More Than A Short-Term Bounce On The Cards?” on May 10, 2018.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 13 analyst reports since December 14, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, December 20. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 8 with “Hold”. Citigroup upgraded Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Tuesday, April 10 to “Buy” rating. As per Friday, January 5, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, December 29 with “Buy”. Piper Jaffray maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Tuesday, February 6 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $250 target in Wednesday, February 7 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, February 6 by Jefferies.

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