Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $89.10 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%. The average volume for Becton Dickinson has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Becton Dickinson has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. Becton, Dickinson and Company, a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and sells medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents worldwide. The company's BD Medical segment produces medical devices that are used in various healthcare settings. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.11. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Becton Dickinson a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Becton Dickinson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Becton Dickinson Ratings Report now.
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