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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 0.76% today. In the last week its performance is 0.93%, and 5.49% for the past quarter. Currently, Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX has a target price of 183.18, so today’s gain of 0.76% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.03%.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX), has a market cap of 37389.67, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 84.90%.

At the current price of 175.47, it has a dividend yield of 1.50%, 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 33.44, as well as a forward P/E of 18.54.

With a current EPS of 5.25, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.47%,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 24.86%. Since its IPO date on 4/6/1983, the total performance to date is 14.83%.

Volume today for Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX), is 977492, while its average volume is 834.71. Whilst the total gain today was 0.76%, it did have a day high of -1.30%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.08%, and 1.21% for the month. The 52-week low for Becton, Dickinson and Company, BDX has been 37.89%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.30%.

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 -48.80% 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 2.5, and the P/S is 3.04, along with a P/B of 4.65. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 21.98.

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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