Analyst Ratings for Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, BDX received an average rating of Overweight.

9 analysts declared BDX a buy, 1 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for BDX by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 230, implying potential capital gains of 14.05 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 190, which equates to a potential downside of -5.79 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.21 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.11 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.11 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BDX's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 55.57 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. BDX has a PEG ratio of 0.6.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BDX hit 206.63 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 161.29. Today's price is 25.04 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.4 percent lower than its 52-week high. BDX has a P/E ratio of 33.37. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BDX value stock report compares BDX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $46.09 billion. BDX is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.