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Shares in Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) Purchased by Pinebridge Investments LP

Shares in Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) Purchased by Pinebridge Investments LP

Becton Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Dana Investment Advisors Inc decreased Albemarle Corp (ALB) stake by 91.87% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Fiduciary Management Inc sold 199,234 shares as the company's stock declined 7.36% while stock markets rallied. Carret Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.41% in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). The stock increased 4.49% or $0.023 during the last trading session, reaching $0.535. About 309,270 shares traded. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 57.33% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Dollar General Corp. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of BDX in report on Thursday, February 11 to "Buy" rating. Therefore 43% are positive. Apache Corporation had 102 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Among 29 analysts covering Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), 7 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 16 Hold. (NYSE:BCE) on Friday, August 7 with "Hold" rating. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. BB&T Capital upgraded Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Friday, November 20 to " rating. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Nomura Asset Mngmt Communications invested in 0.17% or 67,682 shares. BDX's profit will be $692.23 million for 21.68 P/E if the $2.60 EPS becomes a reality. GWM Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Becton Dickinson and by 2.8% during the fourth quarter. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 8,780 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 126,800 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Russell 2000 Index (IWM).

The institutional investor acquired 1,425 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock, valued at approximately $305,000. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 56 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. (NYSE:WMT) for 1,158 shares. The Massachusetts-based Acadian Asset Management Llc has invested 0.01% in the stock. Paragon Management Ltd stated it has 1,584 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Partnervest Advisory Svcs Limited Liability Corp owns 10,338 shares for 0.29% of their portfolio. Buckhead Capital Ltd Liability Co holds 40,090 shares. Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America accumulated 934 shares. Burgundy Asset Ltd has invested 1.48% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). California-based Interest Ca has invested 0.34% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). National Asset reported 1,024 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Legacy Advisors LLC now owns 497 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 490 shares during the period. Bank & Trust Of Mellon Corporation owns 3.75M shares or 0.08% of their U.S. portfolio. Mark Sheptoff Fin Planning Ltd Liability reported 27 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

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Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $2.18 million activity. $38,416 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by RING TIMOTHY M. Borzi James W also sold $910,726 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Monday, February 26. ELLIOTT ANITA C sold $186,747 worth of stock.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $2.16 million activity. 5,355 Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares with value of $1.21M were sold by Gallagher John E. Therefore 44% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 153 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Friday, June 9. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Corp owns 0.16% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 341,158 shares. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 4 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, December 20 by Cowen & Co. They set a "market perform" rating and a $249.00 target price on the stock. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, May 26. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Becton Dickinson and in a research note on Monday, March 5th.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q3 2017. PROV's profit will be $1.50 million for 23.03 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. Legacy Advisors LLC raised its stake in Becton Dickinson and by 7,000.0% during the fourth quarter. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.41 by $0.07. Family Firm invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Natixis Asset Management sold 3,733 shares as the company's stock rose 1.79% with the market. Focused Wealth Management has 350 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Comgest Glob Sas holds 2.43% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 534,050 shares. Sector Pension Board holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 12,192 shares. Moreover, Tnb Fincl has 0.1% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). The New Hampshire-based Wendell David Assocs Inc has invested 0.58% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Moreover, Weybosset Research & Management Llc has 5.21% invested in the company for 62,447 shares. 2,863 are held by Crawford Invest Counsel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) rating on Thursday, March 17. Almanack Investment Partners LLC. purchased a new position in Becton Dickinson and during the fourth quarter valued at $109,000. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Citigroup. Willingdon Wealth holds 1.13% or 15,890 shares in its portfolio.

BDX's mean recommendation on Reuter's scale improved from 1.95 thirty days ago to 2 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. Ingalls & Snyder Ltd Llc invested in 63,193 shares.

Kings Point Capital Management, which manages about $448.23 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nielsen Hldgs Plc Shs by 74,185 shares to 3,907 shares, valued at $162,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.


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