Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX): Price and Financial Metrics

Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX): $253.82

-2.98 (-1.16%)

POWR Rating

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  • BDX scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 94.94% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for BDX is in Value, which has been heading up over the past 48 weeks.
  • BDX's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 40.98% of US stocks).

BDX Stock Summary

  • Becton Dickinson & Co's market capitalization of $73,750,438,224 is ahead of 96.49% of US-listed equities.
  • BDX's went public 35.75 years ago, making it older than 92.67% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, BDX is more volatile than only 0.42% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Becton Dickinson & Co, a group of peers worth examining would be BSX, ABB, ZTS, A, and IDXX.
  • Visit BDX's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

BDX Valuation Summary

  • BDX's price/sales ratio is 3.6; this is 68.28% lower than that of the median Healthcare stock.
  • BDX's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.1 over the prior 243 months.
  • BDX's price/earnings ratio has moved up 15.2 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for BDX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
BDX 2021-08-31 3.6 3.0 38.8 33.3
BDX 2021-08-30 3.6 3.0 38.6 33.2
BDX 2021-08-27 3.6 3.0 38.3 33.0
BDX 2021-08-26 3.6 2.9 38.1 32.9
BDX 2021-08-25 3.6 2.9 38.0 32.8
BDX 2021-08-24 3.6 2.9 38.2 32.9

BDX Growth Metrics

  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at 39.25%.
  • The 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -54.78%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 71.28%.
Over the past 52 months, BDX's revenue has gone up $7.576e+09.

The table below shows BDX's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 19,896 5,177 1,865
2021-03-31 18,861 5,064 1,640
2020-12-31 18,207 4,359 1,508
2020-09-30 17,117 3,539 767
2020-06-30 16,917 3,429 787
2020-03-31 17,412 3,499 923

BDX's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • BDX has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 56.69% of graded US stocks.
  • BDX's asset turnover comes in at 0.365 -- ranking 119th of 183 Medical Equipment stocks.
  • MYO, BTCY, and DXCM are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with BDX.

The table below shows BDX's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.365 0.470 0.103
2021-03-31 0.347 0.469 0.092
2020-12-31 0.337 0.458 0.088
2020-09-30 0.321 0.443 0.059
2020-06-30 0.320 0.451 0.053
2020-03-31 0.333 0.462 0.062

BDX Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of BDX, see our BDX price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $267.80 Average Broker Recommendation 1.58 (Moderate Buy)

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BDX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $253.82 52-week high $267.37
Prev. close $256.80 52-week low $219.50
Day low $253.46 Volume 1,597,100
Day high $258.36 Avg. volume 1,365,467
50-day MA $251.92 Dividend yield 1.29%
200-day MA $248.84 Market Cap 72.89B

Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) Company Bio

Becton, Dickinson and Company provides solutions which are focused on improving medication management and patient safety, supporting infection prevention practices, equipping surgical and interventional procedures, improving drug delivery, aiding anesthesiology and respiratory care, advancing cellular research and applications, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, and supporting the management of diabetes. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

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BD Joins the Race to Zero: Largest Alliance Dedicated to Achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, with support from a number of partners including Global Citizen, is proud to announce the company has officially signed on to the Race to Zero via the most ambitious Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C, and this milestone will be celebrated on September 25, 2021 at Global Citizen LIVE.

Yahoo | September 22, 2021

BD Partners with Washington State in Back-to-School Testing Effort

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced it has been selected by the state of Washington as a digitally read, rapid antigen test option for COVID-19 testing and screening in K-12 schools across the state.

Yahoo | September 21, 2021

Becton, Dickinson and Company Consensus Indicates Potential 2.0% Upside

Becton, Dickinson and Company with ticker code (BDX) have now 15 analysts covering the stock with the consensus suggesting a rating of ''Buy''. The range between the high target price and low target price is between 285 and 250 calculating the average target price we see 267.8. With the stocks previous close at 262.67 this now indicates there is a potential upside of 2.0%. The 50 day MA is 251.85 and the 200 moving average now moves to 247.27. The company has a market cap of $75,229m. Find out more information at: /> [stock_market_widget type="chart" symbol="BDX" chart="bar" range="6mo" interval="1d" line-color="rgb(49, 125, 189)"] Becton, Dickinson and Company develops, manufactures, and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products worldwide. The compa...

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BDX Price Returns

1-mo 2.73%
3-mo 5.57%
6-mo 4.24%
1-year 14.05%
3-year 0.58%
5-year 51.35%
YTD 2.47%
2020 -6.75%
2019 22.20%
2018 6.61%
2017 31.24%
2016 9.22%

BDX Dividends

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Continue Researching BDX

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