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Morning Recap: Becton, Dickinson and Company, (BDX)

Friday February 24th 2017: Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Instruments & Supplies in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX  has a market cap of 44.74 B. Since its IPO date on the 04/06/1983, Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX performance year to date is 21.18%. Today Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 200.62.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 45.10%. Return of assets are at 5.30%, with return on investment at 6.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.14. While Total debt/equity is 1.29. With a profit margin of 10.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 48.60%, and operating margin of 15.20%. Becton, Dickinson and Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX has seen a EPS growth of 34.00%. A performance for the year of 13.65%. The 52-week high is 0.00%, and the 52-week low is 24.38%. The average volume for Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX is 0.

With a target price of 204, can Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX. Becton, Dickinson and Company has a P/E of 33.24 and a forward P/E of 19.37. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.34. Becton, Dickinson and Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.63 and 5.38 respectively. For P/cash, Becton, Dickinson and Company has a value of 80.46, while it is 35.39 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 200.62, Becton, Dickinson and Company has a dividend yield of 1.46%. We see a return on equity of 16.80%.

Looking more long-term Becton, Dickinson and Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.95%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.62% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 34.00% for this year and for the last five years a -3.30% growth has been seen.

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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