Now Is The Time To Bet on Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)’s Stock

Campion Simon D, EVP and Segment President, subtracted 2,903 shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) from its portfolio at the rate of $236.94 per share valuing $687,837 on Jun 12. The insider left behind 9,408 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) was $237.04. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $238.36, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $239.67. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $235.19 and a 2nd Support Level at $233.33. Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) stock has gained $0.41, or 0.17%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $13.35, or 5.97%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$16.59, or -6.54%. This year-to-date, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) shares have gained $11.72, or 5.20%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) stock, 20% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

With 269,732 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $63,918,392K. Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) generates $15,983 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $311,000 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 2.06%, a 3-Year Total Return of 42.98%, and a 5-year Total Return of 100.10%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 51.52%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.770 per share on 06/06/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.30%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 3.08.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) reported earnings of $2.59 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $2.58 per share, representing a 0.01 difference and 0.43% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $2.70 represented a 0.09 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $2.61 per share, which was a 3.32% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $3.08 per share. This estimate came from a total of 12 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $3.22 and the low estimate was $2.96. In the year-ago quarter, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) generated per-share earnings of $2.91. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +5.84% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 6 purchases (32,835 shares in total) and 14 sale (37,582 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 20 insider buys amounting to 68,660 shares and 29 insider sales amounting to 83,750 shares. In the past full year, 49 insider purchases were made (involving 217,831 shares) and 65 insider sell-offs equivalent to 276,958 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) has a Current Ratio of 1.03, a Quick Ratio of 0.69 and a Cash Ratio of 0.17. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 102.39, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 50.59, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 39.88. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 90.00 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 44.47.