West Coast Financial buys $6,813,991 stake in Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX)

Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) : West Coast Financial scooped up 737 additional shares in Becton Dickinson and Co during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 2, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 41,337 shares of Becton Dickinson and Co which is valued at $6,813,991.Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approximately 2.83% of West Coast Financial’s portfolio.

Becton Dickinson and Co closed down -0.37 points or -0.22% at $164.84 with 15,45,913 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $163, the shares hit an intraday low of $162.47 and an intraday high of $165 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Tradelink Capital sold out all of its stake in BDX during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 1,300 shares of BDX which is valued $214,292.Commerce Bank reduced its stake in BDX by selling 433 shares or 0.79% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 54,326 shares of BDX which is valued at $8,760,611. Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approx 0.14% of Commerce Bank’s portfolio.Cambridge Advisors reduced its stake in BDX by selling 50 shares or 1.53% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,215 shares of BDX which is valued at $518,451. Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approx 0.24% of Cambridge Advisors’s portfolio.Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reduced its stake in BDX by selling 600 shares or 4.05% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 14,200 shares of BDX which is valued at $2,289,892. Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approx 0.12% of Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Becton Dickinson and Co reported $2.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.17 according to the earnings call on May 5, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.01. The company had revenue of $3067.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3073.41 million. The company’s revenue was up 49.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.61 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Becton Dickinson and Co. Company shares were Upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Feb 11, 2016 to ” Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 163 from a previous price target of $155 .Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 4, 2016 to “Sector Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 153 from a previous price target of $162 .

Becton Dickinson and Company is a global medical technology company engaged in the development manufacture and sale of a range of medical supplies devices laboratory equipment and diagnostic products used by healthcare institutions life science researchers clinical laboratories pharmaceutical industry and the general public. The Company operates through two segments: BD Medical and BD Life Sciences. The Company’s Life Sciences segment consists of the BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences segments. The Company’s BD Medical segment focuses on providing solutions to reduce the spread of infection enhance diabetes treatment and advance drug delivery. The Company’s BD Diagnostics provides products for the safe collection and transport of diagnostics specimens as well as instruments and reagent systems. Its BD Biosciences provide diagnostic and research tools to life science researchers clinical researchers laboratory professionals and clinicians.

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