Becton Stock Today


USD 238.06  2.45  1.04%   

Market Performance
0 of 100
Odds Of Distress
Less than 34
Becton Dickinson is trading at 238.06 as of the 26th of November 2022; that is 1.04 percent increase since the beginning of the trading day. The stock's open price was 235.61. Becton Dickinson has about a 34 percent probability of financial distress in the next few years of operation and has generated negative returns over the last 90 days. Equity ratings for Becton Dickinson And are calculated daily based on our scoring framework. The performance scores are derived for the period starting the 27th of October 2022 and ending today, the 26th of November 2022. Click here to learn more.
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Business Domain
Health Care Equipment & Services
IPO Date
1st of January 1987
Health Care
Becton, Dickinson and Company develops, manufactures, and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products for healthcare institutions, physicians, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical industry, and the general public worldwide. The company has 285.2 M outstanding shares of which 2.95 M shares are currently shorted by investors with about 2.39 days to cover. More on Becton Dickinson And

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Becton Dickinson Stock Highlights

Most reasonable investors view market volatility as an opportunity to invest at a favorable price or to sell short against a bearish trend. Becton Dickinson's investment highlights are automatically generated signals that are significant enough to either complement your investing judgment regarding Becton Dickinson or challenge it. These highlights can help you better understand the position you are entering and avoid costly mistakes.
Becton Dickinson And generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Becton Dickinson And has a strong financial position based on the latest SEC filings
Over 90.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
On 30th of September 2022 Becton Dickinson paid $ 0.87 per share dividend to its current shareholders
Latest headline from Becton Dickinson Co. stock falls Wednesday, still outperforms market - MarketWatch
ESG Sustainability
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ChairmanThomas Polen
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Excise Tax ActivitiesAnimal TestingCatholic
Average Analyst Recommendation
Analysts covering Becton Dickinson report their recommendations after researching Becton Dickinson's financial statements, talking to executives and customers, or listening in on Becton Dickinson's conference calls. The current trade recommendation is based on an ongoing consensus estimate among financial analysts covering Becton Dickinson And. The Becton consensus assessment is calculated by taking the average forecast from all of the analysts covering Becton Dickinson.
Piotroski F Score
Piotroski F-Score is a popular financial indicator that puts together nine criteria to evaluate the financial strength of Becton Dickinson And based on its profitability, leverage, liquidity, source of funds, and operating efficiency. It is an academic score (developed by Joseph Piotroski in 2002) to determine the current strength of Becton Dickinson And financial position. Scores of 8 and 9 are usually classified as strong value stocks, whereas scores of 2 or below are considered weak value stocks.
Current ValueLast YearChange From Last Year 10 Year Trend
Weighted Average Shares Diluted237.8 M262.9 M
Moderately Down
Slightly volatile
Weighted Average Shares234.6 M260.4 M
Moderately Down
Slightly volatile
Return on Average Assets6.074.46
Significantly Up
Slightly volatile
Net Cash Flow from Operations4.5 B4.2 B
Significantly Up
Slightly volatile
Current Liabilities4.8 BB
Significantly Down
Slightly volatile
Total Liabilities21.9 B27.2 B
Significantly Down
Slightly volatile
Gross Margin56.4253.54
Notably Up
Very volatile
Total Debt17.7 B20.3 B
Fairly Down
Slightly volatile
Asset Turnover0.530.43
Fairly Up
Slightly volatile
Current Assets7.3 BB
Significantly Down
Slightly volatile
Total Assets52.3 B48.5 B
Significantly Up
Slightly volatile
Macroaxis Advice
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Financial Strength
Becton Dickinson's financial strength is of vital concern to both outside investors and internal stakeholders. Efficiency and cost control are keys to Becton Dickinson's success, along with its ability to generate sufficient cash flow to pay bills, repay debt, and make a consistent year-to-year profit.
Becton Dickinson's bond ratings measure its overall creditworthiness, which in many ways corresponds to the cost of borrowing for an issuer. These ratings assign a letter grade to all of Becton Dickinson's outstanding corporate bonds that indicate their credit quality. We use reports published by private self-sufficient rating services such as Standard & Poor's or Fitch Ratings Inc. to evaluate a bond issuer's financial strength or its ability to pay a bond's principal and interest.
Financial leverage usually refers to the use of borrowed funds to amplify returns from an investment. In general, analyzing the relationship between debt to total assets helps investors to understand Becton Dickinson's financial leverage. It provides some insight into what part of Becton Dickinson's total assets is financed by creditors.
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By using current balance sheet information, investors can analyze the liability, assets, and equity on Becton Dickinson's books and decide whether to invest or hold. Statistics such as return on equity (ROE), debt to equity (D/E) help investors determine how Becton Dickinson deploys its capital and how much of that capital is borrowed.
Becton Dickinson cash flow analysis is essential to understand how it generates and spends money over a specific period. It can also help you figure out where your money is going and how much cash you have available at a given moment. The company has 16.07 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 0.63, which is OK given its current industry classification. Becton Dickinson And has a current ratio of 1.02, demonstrating that it is in a questionable position to pay out its financial commitments when the payables are due. Debt can assist Becton Dickinson until it has trouble settling it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. So, Becton Dickinson's shareholders could walk away with nothing if the company can't fulfill its legal obligations to repay debt. However, a more frequent occurrence is when companies like Becton Dickinson And sell additional shares at bargain prices, diluting existing shareholders. Debt, in this case, can be an excellent and much better tool for Becton to invest in growth at high rates of return. When we think about Becton Dickinson's use of debt, we should always consider it together with cash and equity.

Operating Cash Flow

4.51 Billion
Becton Dickinson And (BDX) is traded on New York Stock Exchange in USA and employs 77,000 people. The company currently falls under 'Large-Cap' category with total capitalization of 67.19 B. Market capitalization usually refers to the total value of a company's stock within the entire market. To calculate Becton Dickinson's market, we take the total number of its shares issued and multiply it by Becton Dickinson's current market price. To manage market risk and economic uncertainty, many investors today build portfolios that are diversified across equities with different market capitalizations. However, as a general rule, conservative investors tend to hold large-cap stocks, and these looking for more risk prefer small-cap and mid-cap equities. Becton Dickinson And runs under Healthcare sector within Medical Instruments & Supplies industry. The entity has 285.2 M outstanding shares of which 2.95 M shares are currently shorted by investors with about 2.39 days to cover. Becton Dickinson And has about 1.01 B in cash with 2.77 B of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 3.56.
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Becton Dickinson holds a total of two hundred eighty-five million two hundred thousand outstanding shares. The majority of Becton Dickinson And outstanding shares are owned by other corporate entities. These outside corporations are usually referred to as non-private investors looking to acquire positions in Becton Dickinson And to benefit from reduced commissions. Consequently, institutional investors are subject to a different set of regulations than regular investors in Becton Dickinson. Please pay attention to any change in the institutional holdings of Becton Dickinson And as this could imply that something significant has changed or about to change at the company. Please note that no matter how much assets the company secures, if the real value of the firm is less than the current market value, you may not be able to make money on it.

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Becton Stock Price Odds Analysis

Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of Becton Dickinson jumping above the current price in 90 days from now is about 43.65%. The Becton Dickinson And probability density function shows the probability of Becton Dickinson stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days. Considering the 90-day investment horizon Becton Dickinson has a beta of 0.9275 suggesting Becton Dickinson And market returns are sensitive to returns on the market. As the market goes up or down, Becton Dickinson is expected to follow. Additionally, the company has a negative alpha, implying that the risk taken by holding this instrument is not justified. Becton Dickinson And is significantly underperforming DOW.
  Odds Below 238.06HorizonTargetOdds Above 238.06
56.13%90 days
Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of Becton Dickinson to move above the current price in 90 days from now is about 43.65 (This Becton Dickinson And probability density function shows the probability of Becton Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days) .

Becton Stock Institutional Holders

Institutional Holdings refers to the ownership stake in Becton Dickinson that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Institutions may purchase large blocks of Becton Dickinson's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management. Institutional holders may also work to push the share price higher once they own the stock. Extensive social media coverage, TV shows, articles in high-profile magazines, and presentations at investor conferences help move the stock higher, increasing Becton Dickinson's value.
InstituionSecurity TypeTotal SharesValue
Zwj Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares1.8 K400 K
Zwj Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares1.8 K443 K
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Becton Dickinson Historical Income Statement

Becton Dickinson And Income Statement is one of the three primary financial statements used for reporting Becton's overall financial performance over a current year or for a given accounting period. An Income Statement sometimes referred to as the statement of Becton Dickinson And revenue and expense. Becton Dickinson Income Statement primarily focuses on the company's revenues and expenses during a particular period.
Becton Dickinson Net Income is fairly stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Becton Dickinson reported Net Income of 1.88 Billion in 2021. Net Income Common Stock is likely to rise to about 1.9 B in 2022, whereas Direct Expenses is likely to drop slightly above 7.8 B in 2022. View More Fundamentals

Becton Stock Against Markets

Picking the right benchmark for Becton Dickinson stock is fundamental to making educated investment choices. Many naive investors compare their positions with the S&P 500 or with the Nasdaq. But these benchmarks are not all-inclusive and generally should be used only for large-capitalization equities or stock offerings from large companies. When the price of a selected benchmark declines in a down market, there may be an uptick in Becton Dickinson stock price where buyers come in believing the asset is cheap. The opposite is true when the market is bullish; so, accurately picking the benchmark for Becton Dickinson is critical whether you are bullish or bearish towards Becton Dickinson And at a given time.

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Becton Dickinson Corporate Directors

Becton Dickinson corporate directors refer to members of a Becton Dickinson board of directors. The board of directors generally takes responsibility for the Becton Dickinson's affairs and long-term direction of the entity. A corporate director does not make decisions for the corporation on his own. As a member of the board of directors, she or he must function as a part of a group that makes decisions on behalf of the business only by the board of directors' meetings. To pass a resolution, a majority of Becton Dickinson's board members must vote for the resolution. The Becton Dickinson board of directors' duties also include the election, removal, and supervision of officers, including the adoption, amendment, and repeal of bylaws.
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Is Becton Dickinson's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Becton Dickinson. If investors know Becton will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Becton Dickinson listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
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Market Capitalization
67.7 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
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The market value of Becton Dickinson And is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Becton that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Becton Dickinson's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Becton Dickinson's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Becton Dickinson's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Becton Dickinson's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Becton Dickinson's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Becton Dickinson value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Becton Dickinson's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.