268.72 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:11PM EST
|Bid||247.21 x 1000|
|Ask||268.47 x 800|
|Day's Range||264.17 - 269.41|
|52 Week Range||208.62 - 269.41|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.07|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||68.20|
|Earnings Date||Feb 3, 2020 - Feb 7, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.16 (1.19%)|
|1y Target Est||269.00|
Becton Dickinson (BDX) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Today we'll evaluate Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to determine whether it could have potential as an...
Amid an overall bull market, many stocks that smart money investors were collectively bullish on surged through November 22nd. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 52% and 49% respectively. Our research shows that most of the stocks that smart money likes historically generate strong risk-adjusted returns. […]
All three companies are members of S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index, which have increased their dividends for at least 25 straight years.
The Board of Directors of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.79 cents per common share, an increase of 2.6 percent from the previous quarter. The dividend will be payable on December 31, 2019 to holders of record on December 10, 2019. The indicated annual dividend rate for fiscal year 2020 is $3.16 per share. In addition, the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $15.3125 per share on the 6.125% mandatory convertible preferred stock, Series A, payable on February 1, 2020 to holders of record on January 15, 2020. This represents $0.7656 per depositary share (NYSE: BDXA).
Louisville-based BrightSpring Health Service has named a new chief human resources officer. Joydeep Mutsuddi took on the role earlier in the month. In Louisville, the company has about 1,800 employees.
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it will present at the Evercore ISI 2nd Annual HealthCONx Conference on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 11:45 a.m. ET.
New antimicrobial stewardship technology will be demonstrated at ASHP 2019 Midyear Meeting FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. , Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading ...
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (BDX) announced today that it has been notified of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Investment Corporation ("TRC") to purchase up to 500,000 shares of BDX common stock at a price of $234.00 per share in cash. TRC's offer price is approximately 4.41 percent below BDX's closing price on November 8, 2019, the last closing price prior to the commencement of the offer. BD is not affiliated with TRC and does not endorse TRC's unsolicited offer.
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. , Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it will present at the Jefferies 2019 ...
[Editor's note: "9 Super-Safe-Growth Stocks for Long-Lasting Dividends" was previously published in October 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.]When the stock market marches higher, it pushes the prices of many companies higher along with it. But as investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend stocks for long-term investors.In this income-centric world, income-starved investors face great temptation to reach for high-dividend stocks that offer juicy yields. Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified the nine best dividend growth stocks that investors can rely on for secure, fast-growing income.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThese companies all have very healthy Dividend Safety Scores, which measure a firm's most important financial metrics to gauge how likely it is to cut its dividend in the future. * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 Let's take a look at nine of the safest dividend stocks in the market. These dividend-paying companies generate excellent free cash flow, maintain safe payout ratios, are committed to rewarding shareholders with healthy dividend increases and have bright long-term outlooks. Lowe's Companies (LOW)Dividend Yield: 2% Year-to-Date Gain: 18.7%Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) is the world's second-largest home improvement retailer.With more than 65 years of operations, this dividend stock has gained recognition as one of the trusted national brands. Over the years, Lowe's has developed an extensive line of thousands of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling and decorating across lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, lawn and garden, paint, kitchens, outdoor power equipment and home fashion categories.The company serves a wide spectrum of "do-it-yourself" and "do-it-for-me" customers, including homeowners, renters and professional contractors from different construction trades.A large footprint of conveniently located stores across the U.S., an extensive range of products, a well-known brand and a diversified customer base are Lowe's key competitive advantages.The home improvement industry is also poised to grow as consumer confidence remains high, employment continues rising and home prices climb higher. This should lead to better growth prospects for the company and its dividend.Lowe's has an impeccable record of not only paying but also increasing its dividend since 1961, growing it by over 20% annually in the last five years. Lowe's price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 34.6 seems reasonable for a company of this quality. Honeywell International (HON)Source: josefkubes / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 2% YTD Gain: 38%Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) is a diversified global technology and manufacturing company supplying industrial products, software and services to a diversified set of customers. Honeywell operates through four segments: aerospace; home and building technologies; performance materials and technologies and safety and productivity solutions.The company serves customers through a wide variety of products and services in aerospace, control, sensing and security. It also sells specialty chemicals and advanced materials as well as energy efficiency products.Simply put, Honeywell has invented key technologies that address some of the world's most critical challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity and urbanization. With a broad portfolio of physical products and software, the company has uniquely positioned itself to sell comprehensive solutions for homes and businesses across many industries.A broad portfolio of technology, extensive products and services, a global distribution network, and a presence in growing areas like the Internet of Things and energy efficiency are Honeywell's key strengths. * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 A track record of strong financial performance and a healthy payout ratio have enabled the company to grow its dividend by 13% per year over the last five years. Honeywell has paid uninterrupted dividends for more than two decades. Apple (AAPL)Source: NYC Russ / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 1.17% YTD Gain: 67%Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is one of the world's most valuable companies and one of the largest positions in Warren Buffett's dividend stock portfolio.Apple is the world's second-largest smartphone company, accounting for more than 10% of the global market share. The iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV are Apple's key products, with the iPhone representing over the majority of its 2018 sales. These products are globally recognized for their high quality, premium brand and ease-of-use, allowing Apple to enjoy substantial pricing power.In addition, the company also owns a portfolio of consumer and professional software such as iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS operating systems that act as key differentiators. Apple's products and solutions are known for their innovative design, user-friendly experience and seamless integration.All these innovative products have established Apple's supremacy in the mobile space, and the company invests around 5% of its revenues on R&D activities to stay ahead of competitors.Moreover, only Apple devices run iOS, which means that if customers want to remain within the Apple ecosystem, they must continue buying iOS devices. This results in sticky customer relationships. Its sales of games, music and other digital content through the iTunes store is another high-margin cash flow stream that keeps growing every year.A leading brand name, global geographical presence, impressive product portfolio and super-sticky customer relationships have helped form a huge moat around Apple's business.Apple started paying dividends again in 2012 and it has seen its payout grow by approximately 11% annually over the last three years.Given Apple's leading market share, loyal customers, innovative products and hoard of cash on the balance sheet, the company should continue raising its dividend at a strong pace in the future as well. Medtronic (MDT)Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 2.00% YTD Gain: 20%Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is a leading medical technology, services and solutions company serving hospitals, physicians, clinicians and patients worldwide. It owns a portfolio of medical products, therapies and procedures for a wide range of medical disciplines.Medtronic's operating segments are classified into cardiac and vascular, minimally invasive therapies, restorative therapies and diabetes groups. The U.S. is Medtronic's largest market, followed by Western Europe, Japan and emerging markets.With nearly seven decades of existence, Medtronic has developed a strong reputation globally and claims to improve the lives of two people every second. Some of Medtronic's key innovations include the world's smallest pacemaker and artificial pancreas.As a leader in medical technology and solutions, Medtronic stands to benefit from growing healthcare needs as the global population ages. The business also benefits from meaningful barriers to entry created by various regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other government agencies.Thanks to its product innovation and conservative management, the company has increased its dividend for 40 years in a row and last raised its dividend by 8% in June. * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 Given the company's technology leadership and unmatched breadth and scale, Medtronic should be able to continue its dividend growth streak at a high-single-digit rate going forward. Investors can learn more about Medtronic's competitive advantages and business profile here. Texas Instruments (TXN)Source: Katherine Welles / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 3% YTD Gain: 25%Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) is one of the largest designers and sellers of semiconductors globally. It develops analog integrated circuits and embedded processors that are subsequently sold to electronics manufacturers.The company's product portfolio consists of tens of thousands of products that are used to accomplish many different things, such as converting and amplifying signals, interfacing with other devices and managing and distributing power.Texas Instruments' focus on these segments provides a combination of stability and strong cash generation, owing to the products' long product life cycles and low capital-intensive manufacturing.Leading industry products, a diverse portfolio, unique technologies and manufacturing scale and a strong reputation enable Texas Instruments to generate stable and recurring cash flows.As a result, Texas Instruments has paid uninterrupted dividends since 1962 and it has recorded an impressive annual dividend growth rate of approximately 34.2% over the last three years.Last year marked the company's 14th consecutive year of dividend increases, wherein Texas Instruments raised its dividend by nearly 25%.Given its predictable cash flow generation, impressive dividend track record and reasonable payout ratio,, the company should be able to continue rewarding shareholders with double-digit dividend growth in the years ahead. Costco Wholesale (COST)Source: Helen89 / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 0.9% YTD Gain: 49%Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) is a membership warehouse club with more than 500 U.S. store locations that provide merchandise at low prices to its members. Costco sells a wide range of products, including packaged foods, groceries, appliances, cleaning supplies, clothing and electronics.The company is the world's second-largest retailer by sales and it generates the majority of its sales in North America. Costco's membership base is growing with a renewal rate of over 90% as of its December 2018 quarter.Over its 35 years of existence, Costco has succeeded in providing a great customer experience by blending together the convenience of specialty departments and a selection of wide merchandise at affordable prices. It has become a trusted name owing to its low cost and quality merchandise.The company buys directly from many producers of national brand-name merchandise and sends products directly to its warehouses, eliminating multi-step distribution costs. High sales volumes, rapid inventory turnover, efficient distribution and self-service warehouse facilities also ensure high operational efficiency. * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 A large and loyal customer base, economies of scale, a diverse mix of merchandise, and strategically-located warehouses are Costco's major competitive advantages.Analysts expect Costco's sales growth to sit in the mid-single-digits range over the long-term, which could result in 8%-9% annual earnings growth in the coming years. Costco could, therefore, continue its solid pace of dividend growth. American Tower (AMT)Source: Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 1.7% YTD Gain: 33%American Tower (NYSE:AMT) is a leading owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate. The company was formed in 1995 as a unit of American Radio Systems and it was spun off in 1998 when that company merged with CBS Corporation.American Tower reports its results in five segments U.S. (59% of 2016 sales), Asia (14%), EMEA (9%) and Latin America (17%) property, and services (1%). It owns a portfolio of over 170,000 communications sites.American Tower leases space on its communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, government agencies and tenants in a number of industries. Its top tenants include well-known names like AT&T (NYSE:T), Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), T-Mobile US (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE:S).The real estate investment trust derives most of its revenue from tenant leases, which typically have an initial non-cancellable term of ten years with multiple renewal terms, as well as provisions for annual price increases. It is difficult for tenants to find suitable alternative sites and as such the lease renewal rates are generally high.Moreover, the incremental operating costs associated with adding new tenants to an existing communications site are relatively low and annual capital expenditures to maintain communications sites are also not high. All these factors provide high cash-flow visibility and excellent profitability for American Tower.American Tower should keep growing its earnings as demand for wireless services and data grows in the coming years. A global asset base, recession-proof demand for its sites, long-standing relationships with customers and low cash-flow volatility provide a moat around American Tower's business.Simply put, wireless tower companies possess many attractive qualities. That's probably why Crown Castle International (CCI), one of American Tower's peers, is a position in Bill Gates' dividend stock portfolio.Given American Tower's history of double-digit growth in property revenue and the near-tripling of its dividend in just the past five years, shareholders can likely expect at least 20% annual dividend growth in the years ahead. Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 1.23% YTD Gain: 9%Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) is a global medical technology company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. The company uses independent distribution channels to distribute its products both in the U.S. and internationally.Europe, EMA, Greater Asia, Latin America and Canada are Becton Dickinson's major international markets. Becton Dickinson is also growing its presence in emerging markets.The company has major R&D facilities located in North America, China, France, India, Ireland and Singapore. BDX's customer base is also quite diverse, ranging from healthcare institutions, life science researchers and the pharmaceutical industry to clinical laboratories and the general public.Diversification across geographies, customers and products, strong R&D capabilities and a portfolio of successful brands are Becton Dickinson's key competitive advantages. With more than a century's worth of operating experience, the company is known for providing integrated products and services that seamlessly support healthcare providers across care areas. * 7 Next-Gen Growth Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains Its acquisition of C.R. Bard is also expected to create a stronger company in the future.Becton Dickinson is a dividend aristocrat with 46 years of consecutive dividend growth. It has grown its dividend at an impressive 10% compound annual growth rate over the last five years. Automatic Data Processing (ADP)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 1.9% YTD Gain: 29%Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) is a top global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise.Automatic Data Processing's business can be categorized into two reportable segments -- Employer Services and Professional Employer Organization Services. By geography, the U.S. is its largest market, accounting for most of its revenues followed by Europe, Canada and other .Automatic Data Processing provides a host of services ranging from recruitment to talent management to retirement that help customers improve their business results and alleviate the pain from non-core, administrative tasks.The company serves over hundreds of thousands of clients ranging from small and mid-sized to large organizations operating in more than 110 countries around the world. It caters to the needs of more than 70% of the Fortune 500 companies.Automatic Data Processing is responsible for making payments to approximately one out of every six U.S. workers and nearly 13 million workers internationally. In addition, its mobile applications enable over 10 million of its clients' employees to easily access to their HR information.With six decades of experience, Automatic Data Processing has developed deep insights and cutting-edge technologies that have transformed human resources from a back-office administrative function to a strategic business advantage.A client-centric approach, long-standing customer relationships, extensive experience in payroll services and a growing demand for cloud platforms are Automatic Data Processing's biggest advantages.The company has raised its dividend for 43 years in a row.As of this writing, Brian Bollinger was long LOW, MDT, AMT, BDX, and ADP. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What * 7 Stocks to Buy to Ride the Vegan Wave * 4 Safe Stocks to Buy Amid Trade War Turbulence The post 9 Super-Safe-Growth Stocks for Long-Lasting Dividends appeared first on InvestorPlace.
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. , Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that it has submitted a pre-market approval ...
U.S. stocks keep cruising higher. All three broad market indices closed Thursday at all-time highs. It's not hard to see why.Source: Shutterstock Earnings season impressed, with Disney (NYSE:DIS) the latest major company to deliver an impressive report. Trade war negotiations are heading in the right direction. The "risk-on" trade has returned, as lower-risk treasuries and gold both sit a three-month low.But as Friday's three big stock charts show, a rising market tide doesn't always lift all boats. These three names all have charts that suggest near-term downside risk -- and all have fundamental questions. Broad market strength could reverse recent trading, but at least for now, investors should exercise caution.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Shopify (SHOP)As a business, Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) continues to impress. Q3 earnings, despite a headline miss caused by a one-time tax miss, were solid. Revenue grew a staggering 45% year-over-year.But as a stock, SHOP is in trouble, as the first of our big stock charts shows: * Thursday's 3% decline sent the stock just below support. Meanwhile, SHOP stock already has reversed below the 20- and 50-day moving averages, and it's fast approaching the 200DMA. If SHOP falls through that support level, the declines can not only continue, but accelerate. * Again, the sell-off is coming amid a market clearly willing to take on risk. But it's also a market that seems more focused on valuation. Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), which along with SHOP stock had been one of the two best large-cap stocks of 2019, started falling at the same time. Its bounce, too, has faded, and ROKU shares declined 16% on Thursday despite what looked like a blowout report. That response, and the concurrent decline in Shopify stock, suggest that valuation concerns persist. * Those concerns aren't close to being mitigated. SHOP stock has pulled back 30% from its highs. It's still more than doubled so far this year, and still trades at 23x trailing twelve-month revenue. Increasingly, it looks like the days of investors paying any price for growth have ended. If that's the case, SHOP stock could bust through support and continue its reversal. Ameren (AEE)Lower treasury prices mean higher yields -- and thus usually ofter demand for safe, dividend-paying utility stocks like Ameren (NYSE:AEE). The pullback in AEE stock seems likely driven at least in part by the decline in treasuries -- but whatever the cause, the second of our big stock charts shows a stock that needs a reversal: * AEE stock clearly has fallen out of its uptrend, and through all three moving averages. The support line around $74 is the next key test; if AEE falls through that level, the declines could accelerate. * Click to EnlargeMeanwhile, the industry's ETF, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLU) is pulling back after a bearish double top formation. Sector pressure thus could continue on AEE stock, and potentially push it through support. * Ameren stock is reasonably attractive on a fundamental basis. And utilities are less volatile than the broader market, so downside risk is manageable. But amid the sector-wide sell-off, there are other options. American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), for instance, has a stronger chart and a higher dividend yield. Investors looking to buy the dip in utilities thus might want to look elsewhere. Becton Dickinson (BDX)From a long-term perspective, there's probably not much need to worry about medical supplies manufacturer Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Becton Dickinson has been a phenomenal value creator over time: shares of the Dividend Aristocrat have tripled in roughly seven years. Healthcare end markets provide protection against macro swings, and the company's enormous scale limits competitors' ability to undercut it on pricing.That said, BDX stock clearly has stalled out. And the third of our big stock charts suggests that this attractive business might soon be available at a cheaper price: * Thursday's 2.5% decline suggests a reversal out of a bearish rising wedge pattern. BDX stock is testing support at $245, with another potential level at $240, which acted as support earlier this year and resistance in the spring. At the least, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the stock slip to that $240 level -- which will provide a key test. * BDX stock already has fallen below moving averages. Volume has been moderately higher than usual in recent sessions as well. Both factors generally bode poorly for near-term performance. * Meanwhile, the recent selling has come in response to the company's fiscal fourth quarter this week -- which looks a bit soft. Notably, fiscal 2020 earnings per share guidance of $12.50-$12.65 was below Street consensus of $12.71. Here, as with the chart, there isn't necessarily cause for panic. But the market's reaction so far -- BDX stock is down 6% since earnings -- does suggest that investors were looking for more. They might not get it until at least next year.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Sell Before They Roll Over * 5 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy That Could Be Saved By An Acquisition * 4 Startup Stocks Getting Smashed The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Shopify, Ameren, and Becton Dickinson appeared first on InvestorPlace.
- As reported, full fiscal year revenues of $17.290 billion increased 8.2 percent. - On a comparable, currency-neutral basis, revenues increased 5.1 percent for the full fiscal year. - As reported, full ...
Investing.com - Wall Street looked to open at another record on Tuesday after closing on Monday at an all-time high due to strong earnings, upbeat economic data and trade optimism.
Investing.com - Becton Dickinson reported fourth quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday and revenue that topped forecasts.
Medical supplier Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE: BDX ) is scheduled to release fiscal fourth-quarter results Tuesday ahead of the market open. The Thesis Becton is likely to wrap the year on a strong note ...
Encouraging growth in the emerging markets despite the ongoing Sino-US trade tensions is likely to favor revenues in the medical products space this earnings season.
Headwinds in the DCB business and unfavorable foreign exchange rates might have partially impacted Becton, Dickinson's (BDX) fiscal Q4 performance.