Google the following:
BD Hypodermic Notice
Then look to the right and you will see Important Legal Notice: Advertising Injunction regarding Hypodermic Needles
IMHO, BDX, who prides themselves on ethical behavior, can't be trusted.
This is suppose to be an ethical company ? Check out BDX's website under hypodermic needles and hit United States. It's amazing that BDX has been able to get away with this for all these years.
Thanks for making a profit and helping to pay my taxes. I have owned BDX since before 2002 and, with all dividends reinvested, I am up 268% and my original cost was under 30$ a share. I don't need any assistance thanks. I'll be here for a a couple of more decades. Buying and holding and reinvesting my dividends has been a compounding miracle for me.
I feel great because I sold then when the downtrend turned positive I bought back in. Is there anything else I can assist you with?
The payout ratio is smallish and the yield is too low so I am hoping they double the dividend to reward long term buy and hold investors. I am wishing ore than I am complaining but there are lots of companies out there that will pay you a 4% dividend and give you growth. If you are reinvesting your dividend as I do you like the compounding effect of a strong dividend.
I buy and hold for DECADES…sometimes you win and sometimes you loose…I will never catch up on the mistakes I have made with BAC, the "ultimate window and orphans" stock. HAH!! BDX will be in my estate when I die,
I had owned this stock many years ago in the 60's. Yahoo does me the honor of putting this chart in an advertisement on my screen, so I click on it just to see what's been going on. Well phooey....another one I should have held onto for the long haul just like SKX in the 3's.
Nevertheless, I hope many if not all of you have done well in this company!