Fiduciary Management Inc who had been investing in Dollar General Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $24.25 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $225.65. About 611,037 shares traded.
Thomas Story & Son Llc increased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) by 91.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.
In other news, EVP James W. Borzi sold 4,048 shares of Becton Dickinson and stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The institutional investor held 7.30M shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $592.07 million, down from 7.50M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Becton Dickinson & Co now has $59.99 billion valuation. The stock was sold at an average price of $226.08, for a total transaction of $1,208,623.68. 1,326,483 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,245,545.
Becton Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.
Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $2.16 million activity. RING TIMOTHY M had sold 176 shares worth $38,416 on Friday, February 23. The shares were sold at an average price of $217.82, for a total transaction of $58,737,559.02. Therefore 44% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 52 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $63 target in Tuesday, July 19 report. Becton Dickinson and presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $238.00. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. Gabelli Funds Llc sold 5,600 shares as Becton Dickinson & Co Com (BDX)'s stock rose 1.79%. Wellington Shields Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.59% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, July 18. Needham maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, September 28 report. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The rating was downgraded by Evercore on Wednesday, January 6 to "Hold".More news: Red Planet-Ready? Musk Vows SpaceX Trip to Mars
Analysts await Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $2.60 earnings per share, up 13.04% or $0.30 from last year's $2.3 per share. BDX's profit will be $692.23 million for 21.68 P/E if the $2.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Dollar General Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 50.00% EPS growth.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. Legacy Advisors LLC raised its stake in Becton Dickinson and by 7,000.0% during the fourth quarter. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.41 by $0.07. 43,488 are owned by Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec. Legacy Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Becton Dickinson and by 7,000.0% in the fourth quarter.
Financial Partners Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) by 39.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. Partnervest Advisory Svcs Limited Liability Corp owns 10,338 shares for 0.29% of their portfolio. Invest Centers Of America invested in 0.02% or 1,492 shares. Caprock Grp has 0.2% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Boston Private Wealth Limited Com reported 20,996 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Royal Bank Of Canada holds 0.04% or 425,881 shares. Jefferies maintained the shares of BDX in report on Thursday, March 30 with "Buy" rating. Foothills Asset Ltd has 12,363 shares for 1.82% of their portfolio. Gulf Fincl Bank (Uk) owns 0.19% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 70,676 shares. Hyman Charles D holds 0.07% or 2,932 shares in its portfolio. Cibc Ww Markets stated it has 57,318 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings.
Among 9 analysts covering BCE Inc. Therefore 95% are positive. BCE Inc. had 23 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, February 8, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Seaport Global given on Wednesday, June 21. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Wednesday, March 7 by BMO Capital Markets. (NYSE:WMT) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, January 18 by Goldman Sachs. Buckhead Capital Ltd Liability Co holds 40,090 shares. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, September 27. They set a "market perform" rating and a $249.00 target price on the stock.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.More news: Rohit, Sundar guide India to final of Nidahas Trophy
Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. 56 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes.
St Germain D J Co Inc, which manages about $1.01B and $797.99M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Interm Corp Bond Etf (VCIT) by 26,908 shares to 243,399 shares, valued at $21.42M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Jnba owns 0.02% invested in Walmart Inc. Security Commercial Bank Of Sioux City Iowa Ia invested in 0.77% or 13,771 shares. Nomura Hldg has invested 0% in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA). Marshfield Associates owns 756,633 shares or 6.3% of their USA portfolio. Condor Capital Management purchased a new stake in shares of Becton Dickinson and during the fourth quarter worth $530,000. Finally, KeyCorp began coverage on shares of Becton Dickinson and in a report on Friday, January 5th. Connors Investor Services has 51,037 shares. Hartford Mngmt invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. First Interstate Bank & Trust owns 135 shares. 4,339 are owned by Trexquant Inv Limited Partnership. Quantum Capital Mgmt invested 0.05% in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA). Corda Investment Management Llc., a Texas-based fund reported 278,719 shares.
Since December 13, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 sales for $204,572 activity.
Kings Point Capital Management, which manages about $448.23 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nielsen Hldgs Plc Shs by 74,185 shares to 3,907 shares, valued at $162,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced Fortive Corp stake by 12,900 shares and now owns 9,480 shares.
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