Your rumor is fine, but I have a better one: Johnson & Johnson is acquiring BDX.... (dream on)
This board is always moribund, but not as bad as The Motley Fool's board. That one is really a graveyard. I don't know why BDX does not stimulate shareholders in the same way as other companies. Maybe it's just that few people know of its existence. I think the company would do well to beat its own drum and enhance its image via a public relations effort.