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  • BDXemployee BDXemployee Feb 9, 1999 8:26 PM Flag

    Invest In The Company....

    don't just buy the stock. BDX is a global company
    growing their healthcare business for an aging
    population. Excellent buying opportunity exists for long term

    Good Luck BDX Shareholders

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    • Dear Bio;
      What happened today at the
      shareholders meeting? I have seen no news, and have not been
      able to get in touch with anyone at the company. What
      happened with the vote on the cumulative voting rights?
      How do earnings look? Were they guiding the analysts
      in any way? Any information would be greatly
      appreciated. Thanks in advance.

      • 1 Reply to JM_Options
      • Summary of the meeting;
        1. The 3 directors
        were re-elected.
        2. The independent auditors were
        3. The cumalitive voting proposal was
        Castellini commented that the company is still fundamentally
        sound and that the reason for the pullback in the price
        was primarily due to higher expectations from Wall
        Street in terms of sales revenues from the Ohmeda
        aquisition. He stressed that the performance of this division
        will improve looking forward. "The Ohmeda aquisition
        was in its infancy stage this quarter".

        also said that the company is still committed to
        reaching 5.5B in sales by 2002 while maintainig 15%
        earnings growth.

        The company is comfortable with
        the estimates of 1.55 to 1.60 per share for fiscal'99

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