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Is Becton, Dickinson and Company(NYSE: BDX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983. Becton, Dickinson and Company is in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Becton, Dickinson and Company, is 856.23, and so far today it has a volume of 199301. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 13.67%.

To help you determine whether Becton, Dickinson and Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 33.1 and forward P/E is 18.35. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Becton, Dickinson and Company has a value for PEG of 2.48. P/S ratio is 3.05 and the P/B ratio is 4.61. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 22.08 and 28.03 respectively.

At the current price Becton, Dickinson and Company is trading at, 173.04 (-0.38% today), Becton, Dickinson and Company has a dividend yield of 1.52%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 48.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.25, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.48% after growing -44.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 208.50%, and -48.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 216.27, and the number of shares float is 212.25. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 85.20%. The float short is 1.31%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.25. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.30%, and also a return on investment of 5.20%.

The ability for Becton, Dickinson and Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 1.31 and total debt/equity is 1.48. In terms of margins, Becton, Dickinson and Company has a gross margin of 43.50%, with its operating margin at 13.20%, and Becton, Dickinson and Company has a profit margin of 9.20%.

The 52 week high is -2.67%, with 35.98% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.39% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.27%.

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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