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


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $178.63 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 $2.22 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 $167.55, and stock is hovering 2.09 or +1.24% distant from $167.55. It is noted that the 200-day MA is $154.99, and Becton, Dickinson and Company C stock is $14.65 or +9.45% off from this point. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) 52-week high is $172.20 and the 52-week low is $128.87. This explains if the stock moves $-2.56, it will post a 52-week high. In event of $+31.64% points 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 45.35. The stock last ended the trading session at $169.64 and registered a market cap of $36.00B. 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 1.48.

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