Gratus Capital adds Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) to its portfolio

Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) : Gratus Capital added new position in Becton Dickinson and Co during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 23,758 shares of Becton Dickinson and Co which is valued at $4,176,181 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 3, 2016 with the SEC.Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approximately 0.61% of Gratus Capital’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Ghp Investment Advisors boosted its stake in BDX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,226 shares of Becton Dickinson and Co which is valued at $567,066. Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approx 0.11% of Ghp Investment Advisors’s portfolio.Gw Henssler Associates Ltd reduced its stake in BDX by selling 4,940 shares or 12.03% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 36,139 shares of BDX which is valued at $6,360,464. Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approx 0.72% of Gw Henssler Associates Ltd’s portfolio.Confluence Investment Management boosted its stake in BDX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,715 additional shares and now holds a total of 67,819 shares of Becton Dickinson and Co which is valued at $11,836,450. Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approx 0.32% of Confluence Investment Management’s portfolio.State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue boosted its stake in BDX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,525 additional shares and now holds a total of 23,667 shares of Becton Dickinson and Co which is valued at $4,160,185. Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approx 0.43% of State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue’s portfolio.

Becton Dickinson and Co closed down -0.21 points or -0.12% at $173.52 with 7,51,750 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $173.73, the shares hit an intraday low of $172.76 and an intraday high of $173.85 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Becton Dickinson and Co reported $2.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.15 according to the earnings call on Aug 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.20. The company had revenue of $3198.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3202.11 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.05 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 26, 2016, Becton Dickinson and Co announced a cash dividend of $0.6600. The company’s management has announced Sep 7, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 9, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 30, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Becton Dickinson and Co. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 9, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 169 from a previous price target of $153 .

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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