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Becton, Dickinson and Co BDX Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 07, 2023, 12:32 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 250.16
  • Sector Healthcare
  • Industry Medical Instruments & Supplies
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 248.22  –  251.37
  • Year Range 215.90  –  277.29
  • Market Cap 70.9878 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 439,332.0 /  1.4 Mil
  • Price / Sales 3.83
  • Price / Book 2.79
  • Forward Div Yield 1.46%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.41%

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Becton, Dickinson First Quarter as Expected; Maintaining Valuation

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We are maintaining our $306 fair value estimate for narrow-moat Becton, Dickinson following its first-quarter results. BD's performance was largely as expected, with base revenue currency-neutral growth of 5%.

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Business Description

Becton, Dickinson is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of medical surgical products, such as needles, syringes, and sharps-disposal units. The company also manufactures diagnostic instruments and reagents, as well as flow cytometry and cell-imaging systems. BD Interventional (largely the former Bard business) accounts for 24% of revenue. International revenue accounts for 43% of the company's business.

1 Becton Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ, 07417-1880
Industry Medical Instruments & Supplies
Employees 77,000

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FAQs for Becton, Dickinson and Co Stock

Yes. BDX has a forward dividend yield of 1.46%. See BDX’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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BDX’s market cap is 70.99 Bil.
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BDX’s stock style is Large Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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BDX’s price/sales is 3.83.
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BDX’s price/forward earnings is 20.66.
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BDX’s price/book is 2.79.
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BDX’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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