Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) : Hamilton Point Investment Advisors scooped up 50 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 Aug 11, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 22,168 shares of Becton Dickinson and Co which is valued at $3,856,789.Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approximately 2.45% of Hamilton Point Investment Advisors’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Advisor Partners boosted its stake in BDX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 146 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,761 shares of Becton Dickinson and Co which is valued at $654,339. Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approx 0.22% of Advisor Partners’s portfolio. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning added BDX to its portfolio by purchasing 27 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $4,771.Murphy Capital Management Inc reduced its stake in BDX by selling 1,275 shares or 8.95% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 12,968 shares of BDX which is valued at $2,279,515. Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approx 0.34% of Murphy Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.Blb&b Advisors reduced its stake in BDX by selling 100 shares or 2.86% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,399 shares of BDX which is valued at $597,476. Becton Dickinson and Co makes up approx 0.11% of Blb&b Advisors’s portfolio.
Becton Dickinson and Co opened for trading at $174.75 and hit $176 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $174.91, with a gain of 0.26% or 0.45 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 6,88,449 shares. Company has a market cap of $37,243 M.
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.
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.