Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) went up by 0.37% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $286.72 and move down -40.83%, while BDX stocks collected -13.26% of loss with the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 9 hours ago that SHAREHOLDER ALERT: WBK BDX XP: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Reminds Investors of Important Class Action Deadlines

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 85.01 times of increase in earnings at the present.

BDX Market Performance

BDX stocks went down by -13.26% for the week, with the monthly drop of -17.04% and a quarterly performance of -25.55%, while its annual performance rate touched -17.57%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -12.43% for BDX stocks with the simple moving average of -19.81% 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 Citigroup repeating the rating for BDX shares by setting it to “Neutral”. The predicted price for BDX socks in the upcoming period according to Citigroup is $260 based on the research report published on March 5, 2020.

Raymond James, 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 “Outperform” according to the report published on February 7, 2020.

KeyBanc Capital Markets gave “ Sector Weight” rating to BDX stocks, setting the target price at $283 in the report published on February 7, 2020.

BDX Stocks -19.78% 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 -28.99% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 6.00%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 7.18%, while the shares sank at the distance of -17.29% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by -26.29% lower at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, BDX went down by -13.26%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -15.24% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $230.36. In addition, Becton, Dickinson and Company saw -25.14% 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 Khichi Samrat S., who sold 4,349 shares at the price of $224.53 back on Mar 16. After this action, Rushing now owns 5,262 shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company, valued at $976,481 with the latest closing price.

Fraser Claire, the Director of Becton, Dickinson and Company, sold 1,500 shares at the value of $258.72 during a trade that took place back on Feb 11, which means that Fraser Claire is holding 20,939 shares at the value of $388,074 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.