Becton Dickinson Reaches New 52-Week High (BDX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $80.78, above its previous 52-week high of $80.75 with 472,929 shares traded as of 1:46 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 991,000 shares over the past 30 days.

Becton Dickinson has a market cap of $15.74 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 15.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Becton Dickinson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Becton Dickinson Ratings Report.

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