Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) went down by -2.37% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $286.72 and move down -19.72%, while BDX stocks collected -2.42% of loss with the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 4 hours ago that ROSEN, A TOP RANKED LAW FIRM, Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Becton, Dickinson and Company; Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100K to Contact the Firm – BDX

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) Worth an Investment?

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 100.00 times of increase in earnings at the present.

BDX Market Performance

BDX stocks went down by -2.42% for the week, with the monthly drop of -12.97% and a quarterly performance of -7.35%, while its annual performance rate touched -5.28%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -6.35% for BDX stocks with the simple moving average of -5.80% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BDX stocks, with Raymond James repeating the rating for BDX shares by setting it to “Outperform”. The predicted price for BDX socks in the upcoming period according to Raymond James is $283 based on the research report published on February 7, 2020.

KeyBanc Capital Markets, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BDX stock at the price of $283. The rating they have provided for BDX stocks is “Sector Weight” according to the report published on February 7, 2020.

Cowen gave “ Market Perform” rating to BDX stocks, setting the target price at $283 in the report published on February 7, 2020.

BDX Stocks -10.38% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BDX to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Becton, Dickinson and Company was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -16.47% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 2.88%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 3.83%.

In addition, Becton, Dickinson and Company saw -11.94% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further losses.

BDX Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX), starting from Fraser Claire, who sold 1,500 shares at the price of $258.72 back on Feb 11. After this action, Rushing now owns 20,939 shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company, valued at $388,074 with the latest closing price.

Campion Simon D, the EVP and Segment President of Becton, Dickinson and Company, sold 8,085 shares at the value of $285.09 during a trade that took place back on Feb 04, which means that Campion Simon D is holding 10,773 shares at the value of $2,304,953 based on the most recent closing price.

BDX Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +16.74 for the present operating margin and +47.94 for gross margin. The net margin for Becton, Dickinson and Company stands at +7.14. Total capital return value is set at 6.98, while invested capital returns managed to touch 3.12. Equity return holds the value 3.60%, with 1.50% for asset returns.

Based on Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX), the company’s capital structure generated 91.98 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 47.91. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 37.46 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 4.24 and long-term debt to capital is 85.78.

The value for Enterprise to Sales is 4.80 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.22. The receivables turnover for Becton, Dickinson and Company is 7.41 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.33. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.18.