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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 -1.54% today. In the last week its performance is 3.02%, and 6.13% for the past quarter. Currently, Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX has a target price of 182.25, so today’s gain of -1.54% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.28%.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX), has a market cap of 38568.73, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 84.40%.

At the current price of 173.98, it has a dividend yield of 1.49%, and its target price is 182.25. 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 47.17, as well as a forward P/E of 18.65.

With a current EPS of 3.75, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.53%,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 13.39%.

Performance for the year is 21.51%. Since its IPO date on 4/6/1983, the total performance to date is 15.64%.

Volume today for Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX), is 598850, while its average volume is 879.92. Whilst the total gain today was -1.54%, it did have a day high of -2.14%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.20%, and 1.34% for the month. The 52-week low for Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX has been 36.72%, while the 52-week-high has reached -2.14%.

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 3.52, and the P/S is 3.15, along with a P/B of 4.9. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 22.54.

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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