Stock To Watch: Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX)


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $183.18 on Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) stock. This price level, which is estimated to be attained in one-year, indicates the mean of stock opinions given by the companies included in the First Call survey. The renowned research firms have predicted earnings of $2.17 a share for the upcoming quarter and $8.57 for the current fiscal.

Technical View

The technical analysis of Becton, Dickinson and Company C plainly substantiates that the 50-day moving average of Becton, Dickinson and Company C is $173.59, and stock is trading $-0.51 points away or -0.29% from its 50-day moving average of $173.59. Further it is trading $12.36 or +7.69% away its 200-day moving average of $160.72. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) 52-week high is $177.78 and the 52-week low is $128.87.

This explains if the stock moves $-4.70, it will post a 52-week high. In event of +34.31% decline, a 52-week low will be hit.

Taking the valuation aspect to emphasize the valuation of Becton, Dickinson and Company C, shareholders can apply financial tool known as price-to-earnings ratio. This financial ratio assesses stock’s valuation by considering the relative expense of the stock. Following this ratio, Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) ratio came in at 33.03.

The stock last ended the trading session at $173.08 and registered a market cap of $36.85B. To appraise firm’s growth, the shareholders take help of the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio. When a stock has a higher PEG ratio, it is suggestive of lower stock appreciation in approaching sessions. A stock comes in the group of undervalued stocks when its PEG ratio falls in between 0 and 1. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) PEG ratio is at 1.52.

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