Mawer Investment Management LTD Has Decreased Its Stake in Becton Dickinson And Co (BDX) by $6.96 Million as Valuation Rose

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2018. Its down 0.17, from 1.05 in 2018Q1. It fall, as 38 investors sold BDX shares while 403 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 301 raised stakes. 222.19 million shares or 1.10% more from 219.77 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Addenda Capital stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Williams Jones And Assoc has invested 0.03% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Sg Americas Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.02% or 10,941 shares. Whitnell & Com reported 8,000 shares. Nbt Bank N A Ny holds 3,376 shares. Macquarie accumulated 113,874 shares. 31,359 were accumulated by Hamilton Point Invest Ltd Liability. Gemmer Asset Lc owns 87 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund holds 29,110 shares. Wellington Shields Cap Management stated it has 0.95% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 942,623 shares. 38,643 are owned by Oppenheimer Asset Inc. Burgundy Asset Mgmt has 769,245 shares. Mcf Advsr Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 17 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Europe) Limited owns 0.05% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 2,714 shares.

Since November 7, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $18.75 million activity. $3.18M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by FORLENZA VINCENT A on Wednesday, November 14. Shares for $1.07 million were sold by Mas Ribo Alberto on Wednesday, November 14. Polen Thomas E Jr had sold 5,243 shares worth $1.28 million. Bodner Charles R sold $511,328 worth of stock. Shares for $1.26 million were sold by Lim James C. RING TIMOTHY M had sold 42,000 shares worth $9.96 million on Wednesday, November 7.

Mawer Investment Management Ltd decreased its stake in Becton Dickinson And Co (BDX) by 1.66% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mawer Investment Management Ltd sold 29,101 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.72 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $411.92 million, down from 1.75 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Becton Dickinson And Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $64.71 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.51% or $3.69 during the last trading session, reaching $241.23. About 1.93M shares traded or 70.57% up from the average. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 27.77% since December 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.15% the S&P500.

Mawer Investment Management Ltd, which manages about $20.93 billion and $12.38 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE:CNQ) by 456,451 shares to 8.30M shares, valued at $299.99M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Intl Speedway Corp (NASDAQ:ISCA) by 209,658 shares in the quarter, for a total of 408,838 shares, and has risen its stake in Shopify Inc.

Analysts await Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on February, 5. They expect $2.66 EPS, up 7.26 % or $0.18 from last year’s $2.48 per share. BDX’s profit will be $713.57 million for 22.67 P/E if the $2.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.93 actual EPS reported by Becton, Dickinson and Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.22 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Deutsche Bank Starts Becton Dickinson (BDX) at Buy – StreetInsider.com” on December 06, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Becton, Dickinson declares $0.77 dividend – Seeking Alpha” published on November 19, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “UBS Starts Becton Dickinson (BDX) at Neutral – StreetInsider.com” on November 27, 2018. More interesting news about Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Becton Dickinson (BDX) Highlights Clinical Trial Data for LUTONIX 014 Drug-Coated Balloon Below-the-Knee IDE – StreetInsider.com” published on November 07, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Research Report Identifies Intuitive Surgical, Coherent, Jabil, Becton, Dickinson, IHS Markit, and Grand Canyon Education with Renewed Outlook — Fundamental Analysis, Calculating Forward Movement – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: November 29, 2018.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Becton Dickinson has $283 highest and $260 lowest target. $260’s average target is 7.78% above currents $241.23 stock price. Becton Dickinson had 8 analyst reports since June 21, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Thursday, June 21. Citigroup maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Tuesday, November 13. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $279 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of BDX in report on Thursday, November 8 with “Overweight” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 8 by Citigroup. On Thursday, June 21 the stock rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $280 target in Thursday, October 4 report.

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