Searching For Real Value In Market Debris At Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE: BDX)

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As a NYSE listed company, BDX falls under the Healthcare sector while operating within the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry segment. The current market capitalization of Becton Dickinson & Co. is $64.70B. A total of 2.11 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.41M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Spoerel Thomas J sold 300 shares of BDX for 239.31 per share on Jun 10 ’24. After the transaction, the SVP,Controller&Chief Acct Off now owns 1,976 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 15 ’24, Goette Roland sold 3,300 shares at 236.73 per share. BDX shares that EVP and President EMEA owns now total 11,308.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Goette Roland disposed of 3,300 shares on May 13 ’24 at a per-share price of $236.70. This resulted in the EVP and President EMEA holding 14,608 shares of BDX after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Garrison Michael David sold 1,715 shares at $232.81 per share on Apr 30 ’24. Company shares held by the EVP & President Medical now total 5,381.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Becton Dickinson & Co. pays an annual dividend of $3.76, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.68%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 49.26. BDX’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/10/2024 when it declared a $0.95 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/28/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/29/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 3/7/2024. The BDX stock dividend was $0.95 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BDX has a high of $287.32 and a low of $220.65.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. BDX’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $2.29B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $17.61B in debt and $6.63B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $88.74, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $23.68B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for BDX is Buy with a score of 4.56.

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