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Becton, Dickinson Expected to Earn $2.58 a Share

Tom Bemis

is expected to report quarterly earnings of $2.58 a share on sales of $4.2 billion before the market opens on Thursday, based on a FactSet survey of 19 analysts. The stock has fallen 4.1% since the company last reported earnings on Feb. 5. Becton, Dickinson is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 17.9 based on the 12-month estimates of 20 analysts surveyed by FactSet.