Ami Asset Management Corp Has Decreased Holding in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) as Market Value Rose

June 19, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.02, from 0.9 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 52 investors sold BDX shares while 352 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 273 raised stakes. 169.86 million shares or 0.23% less from 170.25 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Sii Invs Incorporated Wi holds 0.02% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) or 1,490 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd Liability has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). 5,060 were reported by Benjamin F Edwards And Company. Baldwin Brothers Ma accumulated 651 shares. Amalgamated Bank & Trust accumulated 22,717 shares. Axa invested in 0.31% or 392,707 shares. Umb Natl Bank N A Mo reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Wheatland Advsrs has invested 1.23% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Vestor Lc stated it has 47,666 shares or 2.1% of all its holdings. The Nebraska-based First Comml Bank Of Omaha has invested 0.2% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Bluestein R H has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Triangle Securities Wealth Management holds 3,871 shares or 0.43% of its portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.25% or 187,828 shares in its portfolio. State Street stated it has 12.03M shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Alley Ltd holds 0.82% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) for 11,229 shares.

Since February 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $12.53 million activity. Another trade for 8,500 shares valued at $1.51 million was sold by Conroy Alexandre. On Wednesday, February 15 the insider SHERMAN JEFFREY S sold $5.66M.

Ami Asset Management Corp decreased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) by 8.32% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ami Asset Management Corp sold 20,369 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.79% with the market. The hedge fund held 224,371 shares of the health care company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $37.15 million, down from 244,740 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ami Asset Management Corp who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $43.45 billion market cap company. The stock rose 0.76% or $1.46 reaching $192.75. About 268,301 shares traded. Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Ami Asset Management Corp, which manages about $1.42 billion and $1.35B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Blackbaud Inc Com (NASDAQ:BLKB) by 91,829 shares to 159,822 shares, valued at $10.23 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing.

Analysts await Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on August, 3. They expect $2.44 EPS, up 3.83 % or $0.09 from last year’s $2.35 per share. BDX’s profit will be $549.96 million for 19.77 P/E if the $2.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.30 actual EPS reported by Becton Dickinson and Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.09 % EPS growth.

More notable recent Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “Fitch Rates Becton, Dickinson and Company’s Senior Euro Notes ‘BBB-‘; Outlook …” on May 23, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: “BRIEF-Becton Dickinson & Co and Bard get second requests from ftc under Hart …” published on June 09, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “BD Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance for Molecular Test for Harmful Intestinal …” on June 05, 2017. More interesting news about Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) were released by: Reuters.com and their article: “BRIEF-Becton Dickinson and Co says issued $725 mln aggregate principal amount …” published on June 06, 2017 as well as Moodys.com‘s news article titled: “Moody’s assigns Ba1 to Becton Dickinson’s senior unsecured notes related to Bard” with publication date: May 22, 2017.

Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 19 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Evercore downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 6 report. On Thursday, January 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”. The stock of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 5 by UBS. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, February 4 by Citigroup. Citigroup downgraded Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) on Friday, September 23 to “Sell” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, March 30 by Jefferies. The stock of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by JP Morgan. The stock of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, August 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Thursday, February 4. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, August 10.

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