The institutional investor held 60,157 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $11.74M, up from 2,051 at the end of the previous reported quarter. MD boosted its position in Becton Dickinson and by 3.1% in the third quarter.
Shares of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) traded down -0.43% in the last session while performance was up 118.12% in the last five days. About 172,328 shares traded. Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500. This company shares are 10.14% off its target price of $219 and the current market capitalization stands at $44.73B. The Company's IoT services and products are created to track, monitor and manage security for a range of assets, such as trailers, trucks, rail cars, sea containers, generators, fluid tanks, marine vessels, diesel or electric powered generators (gensets), gas and oil wells, pipeline monitoring equipment, irrigation control systems, and utility meters, in industries for transportation and supply chain, heavy equipment, fixed asset monitoring, maritime and government. It has a 56.77 P/E ratio. The Utility is engaged in the sale and delivery of electricity and natural gas to customers. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.23 by $0.07.
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In related news, insider Thomas E. Polen, Jr. sold 5,971 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. Moreover, Commonwealth Bank Of Australia has 2.97% invested in the company for 4.44 million shares. Hennessy Advisors Inc, a California-based fund reported 1.04 million shares.
About 72,022 shares traded.
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More notable recent Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Ex-Dividend Reminder: Abbott Laboratories, Becton, Dickinson and Pennymac ..." on October 10, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: "Retractable Technologies, Inc". It has underperformed by 11.52% the S&P500.
The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as 1% to the upside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates. Its up 0.31, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 311 reduced holdings.
A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in BDX. 195.76 million shares or 16.43% more from 168.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Price T Rowe Associates Md invested in 27.47 million shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Becton, Dickinson and from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $225.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Ancora Limited Company invested in 6,885 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust And Banking Corp, a Japan-based fund reported 497,086 shares. SPERLING EDWARD K sold 4,480 shares worth $205,009. Da Davidson & owns 31,544 shares or 0.14% of their U.S. portfolio. Rampart Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Co has invested 0.21% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). It also reduced Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) stake by 750,000 shares and now owns 1.80M shares. 9,600 were accumulated by Trexquant Investment Lp. Carret Asset Management Lc has invested 0.41% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Ftb holds 107 shares. Cypress Asset Mgmt Tx has 15,250 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Keating Counselors reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). They expect $2.37 EPS, up 11.79% or $0.25 from last year's $2.12 per share. BDX's profit would be $540.87 million giving it 20.93 P/E if the $2.37 EPS is correct. Becton Dickinson has $23000 highest and $146 lowest target. First Natl Trust holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) for 1,650 shares. Therefore 53% are positive. The stock of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 9. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Hold" rating and $155.0 target in Monday, August 10 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, April 7. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BDX in report on Thursday, February 4 with "Sector Perform" rating. The stock of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 19 by Argus Research. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to "Buy" on Tuesday, September 8. As per Thursday, November 12, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, July 29 with "Equal-Weight". Finally, Wells Fargo & Company started coverage on shares of Becton, Dickinson and in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Sky Inv Grp Limited Liability Company has invested 2.21% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). After $2.46 actual EPS reported by Becton Dickinson and Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.66% negative EPS growth.
Since May 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $5.35 million activity.
Chilton Investment Co Llc increased Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) stake by 448,212 shares to 983,214 valued at $54.50M in 2017Q2.