Trust me, going to a 31 gauge needle does not improve comfort at all. This is just a marketing campaign! How many times do you see products that have a label proclaiming "New and improved"? That's what this is all about.
As far as BDX's stock price. Expect a move up to $75 by the end of the month as BDX will report stronger than expected earnings for Q2 and the market continues its march to 10000.
When was the last time BDX reported better then expected earnings for any quarter? Remember, this quarter contains revenues from a number of new businesses which is a one time shot versus a prior quarter. Also, look at share information from Q1. Shares for the first time in years have gone up from the previous year which means that repurchases are no longer happening which will not help EPS going forward as in the past.
$75 is a real push and perhaps it might get there, but will it hold after Q2 numbers? If it does, then we can talk about a stock split, but I think BD Buyer, it time to cash in on some profits or some covers until Q2 is released. I know I am.