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Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$256.13 USD


+0.38 (0.15%)

Updated Aug 2, 2021 04:00 PM ET

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1Strong Buy25.57%
5Strong Sell3.16%

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B Value C Growth F Momentum C VGM

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Top 36% (91 out of 252)

Industry: Medical - Dental Supplies

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Company Summary

Based in Franklin Lakes, NJ, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) commonly known as BD, is a medical technology company engaged principally in the development, manufacture and sale of medical devices, instrument systems and reagents.

In fiscal 2020, BD’s revenues fell 1% to $17.11 billion.

Earlier, BD’s operations consisted of three business segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. However, the company’s organizational structure was realigned to form two principal business segments: BD Medical, BD Life Sciences and BD Interventional.

BD Medical (28.1% of fiscal 2020 revenues): BD Medical&...

General Information

Becton, Dickinson and Company



Phone: 201-847-6800

Fax: 201-847-6475


Email: NA

Industry Medical - Dental Supplies
Sector Medical
Fiscal Year End September
Last Reported Quarter 6/30/2021
Next EPS Date 8/5/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 2.46
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 12.81
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 8.80
Next EPS Report Date 8/5/2021

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 255.75
52 Week High 284.97
52 Week Low 219.50
Beta 0.76
20 Day Moving Average 970,885.19
Target Price Consensus 277.67


% Price Change
4 Week 2.94
12 Week 6.83
YTD 2.21
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 1.93
12 Week 2.88
YTD -12.65
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 290.82
Market Capitalization (millions) 74,376.83
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 8/21/1998
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 1.30%
Annual Dividend $3.32
Payout Ratio 0.26
Change in Payout Ratio -0.03
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 6/8/2021 / $0.83

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 19.96
Trailing 12 Months 20.09
PEG Ratio 2.27
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 25.10%
vs. Previous Quarter -29.89%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 15.38%
vs. Previous Quarter -7.68%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 3.00
Price/Cash Flow 14.41
Price / Sales 3.94
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 15.53
12/31/20 15.32
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 6.94
12/31/20 6.62
Current Ratio
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 1.86
12/31/20 1.36
Quick Ratio
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 1.32
12/31/20 0.96
Operating Margin
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 20.02
12/31/20 19.65
Net Margin
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 8.98
12/31/20 8.79
Pre-Tax Margin
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 9.82
12/31/20 9.60
Book Value
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 85.36
12/31/20 84.87
Inventory Turnover
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 3.52
12/31/20 3.50
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 0.71
12/31/20 0.65
Debt to Capital
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 41.65
12/31/20 39.47