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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 1.21% today. In the last week its performance is 3.14%, and 5.83% for the past quarter. Currently, Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX has a target price of 183.18, so today’s gain of 1.21% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.35%.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX), has a market cap of 38837.18, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 84.90%.

At the current price of 181.55, it has a dividend yield of 1.45%, and its target price is 183.18. This is with a profit margin of 9.20%, and total debt/equity of 1.48. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has a P/E of 34.6, as well as a forward P/E of 19.18.

With a current EPS of 5.25, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.38%,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 13.37%.

Performance for the year is 32.50%. Since its IPO date on 4/6/1983, the total performance to date is 19.25%.

Volume today for Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX), is 674000, while its average volume is 820.58. Whilst the total gain today was 1.21%, it did have a day high of 1.07%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.25%, and 1.32% for the month. The 52-week low for Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX has been 43.20%, while the 52-week-high has reached 1.07%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 5.20%, and its return on assets is 4.30%. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has an operating margin of 13.20%. With a sales growth of 2.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 1.31, 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 2.59, and the P/S is 3.15, along with a P/B of 4.82. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 22.83.

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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