As Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) Stock Value Rose, Diam Company LTD Increased by $3.05 Million Its Position

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2018 Q2. Its down 0.17, from 1.05 in 2018Q1. It turned negative, 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. Beaumont Limited Liability Corp reported 0.04% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). The Wisconsin-based A D Beadell Investment Counsel has invested 2.37% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). The California-based Santa Barbara Asset Ltd Liability Co has invested 2.73% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Rafferty Asset Mngmt Limited Co stated it has 3,538 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems invested in 412,865 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Tocqueville Asset Mgmt LP owns 21,936 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Farmers holds 0.07% or 1,018 shares in its portfolio. Sit Invest Associates accumulated 145,290 shares. 30,964 were reported by Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt. Linscomb And Williams accumulated 3,254 shares. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Company invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Foyston Gordon And Payne holds 0.28% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 6,300 shares. Burney has 11,735 shares. Moreover, Jaffetilchin Prtn Lc has 0.06% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Atalanta Sosnoff Cap invested in 2.1% or 266,702 shares.

Since November 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $18.75 million activity. The insider RING TIMOTHY M sold 42,000 shares worth $9.96 million. Polen Thomas E Jr had sold 5,243 shares worth $1.28M. 5,887 Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares with value of $1.49 million were sold by Borzi James W. Bodner Charles R sold $511,328 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Friday, November 16. On Wednesday, November 14 the insider Mas Ribo Alberto sold $1.07 million. $3.18M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares were sold by FORLENZA VINCENT A.

Diam Company Ltd increased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) by 2.94% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Diam Company Ltd bought 12,766 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 446,466 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $106.96 million, up from 433,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Diam Company Ltd who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $62.89B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.50% or $6.02 during the last trading session, reaching $234.44. About 1.18M shares traded or 4.04% up from the average. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 27.77% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.15% the S&P500.

Diam Company Ltd, which manages about $45.75B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Leidos Hldgs Inc (NYSE:LDOS) by 66,893 shares to 243,867 shares, valued at $14.38 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Grace W R & Co Del New (NYSE:GRA) by 109,444 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4,000 shares, and cut its stake in Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC).

More notable recent Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Research Report Identifies Intuitive Surgical, Coherent, Jabil, Becton, Dickinson, IHS Markit, and Grand Canyon Education with Renewed Outlook — Fundamental Analysis, Calculating Forward Movement – GlobeNewswire” on November 29, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Becton Dickinson (BDX) Raises Quarterly Dividend 2.7% to $0.77; 1.3% Yield – StreetInsider.com” published on November 19, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Becton, Dickinson declares $0.77 dividend – Seeking Alpha” on November 19, 2018. More interesting news about Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “10 Super Safe Growth Stocks for Long-Lasting Dividends – Investorplace.com” published on December 06, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Short list of expected dividend hikes next week – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 16, 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 had 8 analyst reports since June 21, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, November 8 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Thursday, June 21 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 8 by Citigroup. J.P. Morgan upgraded Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, June 21 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 4 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 13 by Citigroup.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) Institutional Positions Chart

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