Price T Rowe Associates INC Lifted Its Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) Stake by $521.86 Million

January 23, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 197.53 million shares or 0.90% more from 195.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tctc Holdg holds 1,500 shares. Staley Capital Advisers Incorporated holds 0.03% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 1,950 shares. Zwj Invest Counsel owns 7,022 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv holds 196,890 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Ronna Sue Cohen accumulated 22,980 shares. Assets Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.2% or 5,000 shares. Glenview Savings Bank Dept invested in 6,940 shares. Fjarde Ap accumulated 54,059 shares. Mcdaniel Terry & Company has invested 2.66% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Drexel Morgan And Company stated it has 3,060 shares or 0.61% of all its holdings. Baker Ellis Asset Mgmt holds 800 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Invest Mgmt Llc holds 68,067 shares. Colony Group Ltd Company holds 0.16% or 11,621 shares. 47,173 are owned by Busey Trust Co. Reinhart Ptnrs stated it has 1,836 shares.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 selling transactions for $15.96 million activity. COHEN GARY M had sold 15,512 shares worth $3.16M on Monday, September 11. On Monday, August 14 Mas Ribo Alberto sold $1.50M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 7,463 shares. Another trade for 9,283 shares valued at $1.84M was sold by Strahlman Ellen R. Shares for $941,254 were sold by Tharby Linda M on Tuesday, August 22. Shares for $2.36M were sold by Sichak Stephen on Friday, September 8. Polen Thomas E Jr had sold 5,971 shares worth $1.18 million.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc increased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) by 9.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Price T Rowe Associates Inc bought 2.68 million shares as the company’s stock rose 1.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 30.14 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.91 billion, up from 27.47 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $62.53 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.84% or $2 during the last trading session, reaching $234.71. About 1.18M shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc, which manages about $585.46 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Wabco Hldgs Inc (NYSE:WBC) by 95,524 shares to 1.48M shares, valued at $219.39 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Acceleron Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:XLRN) by 693,288 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.15 million shares, and cut its stake in Smucker J M Co (NYSE:SJM).

More notable recent Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “KeyBanc Initiates Becton, Dickinson And Co. With Bullish Stance” on January 05, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Becton, Dickinson, Mid-America Apartment Communities and …” published on January 09, 2018, Gurufocus.com published: “Salem Capital Management Inc Buys AT&T Inc, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co, Becton …” on January 16, 2018. More interesting news about Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Becton, Dickinson & Co. (BDX) Q4 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on November 02, 2017 as well as Usatoday.com‘s news article titled: “FDA warns 2nd company of ‘significant violations’ in lead tests” with publication date: January 12, 2018.

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

Among 19 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 47 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. On Friday, June 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Strong Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Friday, September 22 with “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of BDX in report on Tuesday, October 24 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, December 29. Raymond James downgraded Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, January 5 to “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, September 22. Deutsche Bank maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Monday, August 10. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $155.0 target. On Tuesday, September 26 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets.

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