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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) which is in the industry Medical Instruments & Supplies, gaining 0.34% today. In the last week its performance is 1.94%, and 12.03% for the past quarter. Currently, Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX has a target price of 178.63, so today’s gain of 0.34% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.66%.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX), has a market cap of 37507.15, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 84.50%.

At the current price of 176.53, it has a dividend yield of 1.50%, and its target price is 178.63. This is with a profit margin of 6.60%, and total debt/equity of 1.63. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has a P/E of 47.12, as well as a forward P/E of 18.63.

With a current EPS of 3.75, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.57%,Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -6.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 13.36%.

Performance for the year is 22.36%. Since its IPO date on 4/6/1983, the total performance to date is 15.52%.

Volume today for Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX), is 668400, while its average volume is 935.56. Whilst the total gain today was 0.34%, it did have a day high of -0.27%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.09%, and 1.33% for the month. The 52-week low for Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX has been 38.73%, while the 52-week-high has reached -0.27%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 5.20%, and its return on assets is 3.10%. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has an operating margin of 10.20%. With a sales growth of 49.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 1.42, and has a current ratio of 1.5 and 1.1 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Becton, Dickinson and Company? Well its PEG is 3.53, and the P/S is 3.07, along with a P/B of 4.89. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 21.92.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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