Secor Capital Advisors LP Has Lifted Its Gibraltar Inds (ROCK) Holding; Jarislowsky Fraser LTD Has Cut Its Becton Dickinson And Company (BDX) Stake

August 12, 2018 - By Mark Babin

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Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd decreased Becton Dickinson And Company (BDX) stake by 3.81% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd sold 32,236 shares as Becton Dickinson And Company (BDX)’s stock declined 0.58%. The Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd holds 813,736 shares with $176.34M value, down from 845,972 last quarter. Becton Dickinson And Company now has $66.71B valuation. The stock decreased 0.86% or $2.17 during the last trading session, reaching $249.33. About 1.35M shares traded or 23.23% up from the average. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 19.79% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.22% the S&P500. Some Historical BDX News: 03/05/2018 – CAM Group Adds Becton Dickinson, Exits AutoZone: 13F; 14/05/2018 – Cipher Capital Adds Occidental, Exits Becton Dickinson: 13F; 22/03/2018 – BD INSTRUCTIONS FOR SOME BD VACUTAINER® BLOOD COLLECTION TUBES; 26/04/2018 – BECTON DICKINSON & CO: FILES MIXED SECURITIES SHELF; 03/05/2018 – Becton Dickinson 2Q Adj EPS $2.65; 23/04/2018 – BD Board Declares Dividends; 22/03/2018 – BD Has Been Cooperating With FDA, Launched an Internal Investigation; 26/03/2018 – FDA: Becton Dickinson & Company- BD Vacutainer® Barricor” Lithium Heparin Plasma Blood Collection Tubes for Invitro Diagnostic; 19/03/2018 – Funds Advised by Apax Partners to Acquire Remaining Minority Stake in Vyaire Medical From BD; 22/03/2018 – U.S FDA SAYS MAGELLAN’S LEAD TEST SYSTEMS CAN CONTINUE TO BE USED WITH BLOOD SAMPLES FROM A FINGER OR HEEL STICK

Secor Capital Advisors Lp increased Gibraltar Inds Inc (ROCK) stake by 36.09% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Secor Capital Advisors Lp acquired 9,760 shares as Gibraltar Inds Inc (ROCK)’s stock rose 9.33%. The Secor Capital Advisors Lp holds 36,802 shares with $1.25 million value, up from 27,042 last quarter. Gibraltar Inds Inc now has $1.38B valuation. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $43.35. About 54,639 shares traded. Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROCK) has risen 24.34% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.77% the S&P500. Some Historical ROCK News: 04/05/2018 – GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES INC – MAINTAINS GUIDANCE FOR FULL-YEAR 2018; 09/05/2018 – Gibraltar Industries Short-Interest Ratio Rises 10% to 21 Days; 22/04/2018 – DJ Gibraltar Industries Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (ROCK); 04/05/2018 – GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES INC QTRLY GAAP EPS OF $0.26; 04/05/2018 – Gibraltar Industries Sees 2Q Rev $257M-$267M

Among 4 analysts covering Becton (NYSE:BDX), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Becton had 5 analyst reports since March 6, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, June 21 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, August 8. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, April 10 by Citigroup. On Thursday, June 21 the stock rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Buy”.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 6 insider sales for $9.39 million activity. Borzi James W sold $910,726 worth of stock or 4,048 shares. RING TIMOTHY M sold 176 shares worth $38,416. $1.21 million worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares were sold by Gallagher John E. 20,128 shares valued at $4.60 million were sold by Conroy Alexandre on Monday, May 21. Another trade for 1,877 shares valued at $426,079 was made by Polen Thomas E Jr on Tuesday, March 13. 10,209 shares valued at $2.31M were sold by Shabshab Nabil on Friday, May 11. Another trade for 500 shares valued at $112,535 was bought by Melcher David F.

More important recent Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Dividend Aristocrat BD Beats Again” on August 06, 2018, also Fool.com published article titled: “Becton, Dickinson Sees Synergies From Bard With More to Come”, Benzinga.com published: “Earnings Outlook For Becton Dickinson” on August 01, 2018. More interesting news about Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “AngioDynamics wins early battle in antitrust case against CR Bard” with publication date: August 09, 2018.

Analysts await Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $2.94 EPS, up 22.50% or $0.54 from last year’s $2.4 per share. BDX’s profit will be $786.64 million for 21.20 P/E if the $2.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.91 actual EPS reported by Becton, Dickinson and Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.03% EPS growth.

Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd increased Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI) stake by 1.69M shares to 10.83M valued at $418.13M in 2018Q1. It also upped Bristol (NYSE:BMY) stake by 56,245 shares and now owns 797,202 shares. Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.50, from 1.55 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 69 investors sold BDX shares while 375 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 219.77 million shares or 1.86% more from 215.77 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Stevens Capital Mngmt LP has 51,447 shares. Moreover, Parallax Volatility Advisers LP has 0% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). 76,791 are held by Kanawha Mgmt Ltd Co. Sumitomo Life Ins holds 0.38% or 13,407 shares in its portfolio. Coastline Trust has invested 0.76% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Highland Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 3,502 shares. Guyasuta Advsrs holds 3.63% or 142,991 shares in its portfolio. Prudential Fincl accumulated 302,148 shares. Verity & Verity Limited Liability Company holds 1.58% or 27,080 shares. Inv House Llc accumulated 0.11% or 4,039 shares. Crawford Counsel Incorporated holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 2,448 shares. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 28,816 shares. Clinton Gru holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 4,611 shares. Shufro Rose & Co Limited accumulated 0.02% or 950 shares. Needham Inv Management Ltd owns 26,800 shares.

Secor Capital Advisors Lp decreased Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALDR) stake by 122,942 shares to 42,942 valued at $545,000 in 2018Q1. It also reduced Cheesecake Factory Inc (NASDAQ:CAKE) stake by 20,136 shares and now owns 81,964 shares. Gaming & Leisure Pptys Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) was reduced too.

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