4. As of noon trading, Becton Dickinson ( BDX) is up $0.47 (0.5%) to $99.29 on light volume. Thus far, 261,589 shares of Becton Dickinson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 874,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.94-$99.67 after having opened the day at $98.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.82. 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. Becton Dickinson has a market cap of $19.2 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 26.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Becton Dickinson a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Becton Dickinson Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.