Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) Buy Rating Maintained by Deutsche Bank; The Target is Set to $260.00; Last Week Sea Limited (SE) Analysts

Among 13 analysts covering Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE:SE), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Spectra Energy Corp. had 27 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 8 with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Argus Research to “Hold” on Monday, September 26. UBS upgraded Sea Limited (NYSE:SE) rating on Wednesday, August 26. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $36 target. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Monday, October 10. The firm has “Sector Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 7 by IBC. The company was initiated on Friday, December 18 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, June 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, September 11. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35 target in Tuesday, November 24 report. The rating was upgraded by Howard Weil to “Sector Perform” on Saturday, August 8. See Sea Limited (NYSE:SE) latest ratings:

01/12/2017 Broker: each representing one Class A Ordinary Share Rating: Morgan Stanley
14/11/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $18.0
14/11/2017 Broker: each representing one Class A Ordinary Share Rating: Stifel Nicolaus 19

Among 17 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Becton Dickinson has $255.0 highest and $146 lowest target. $207.87’s average target is -3.01% below currents $214.32 stock price. Becton Dickinson had 42 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, February 4, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BDX in report on Friday, November 3 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 19 by Argus Research. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Deutsche Bank. On Thursday, January 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 4 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 30 by Jefferies.

Analysts await Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $2.43 EPS, up 4.29% or $0.10 from last year’s $2.33 per share. BDX’s profit will be $557.46 million for 22.05 P/E if the $2.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.40 actual EPS reported by Becton, Dickinson and Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.25% EPS growth.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $15.96 million activity. COHEN GARY M sold 15,044 shares worth $3.02M. $714,210 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Lim James C on Friday, September 8. The insider Strahlman Ellen R sold 9,283 shares worth $1.84 million. On Wednesday, August 9 Polen Thomas E Jr sold $1.18 million worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 5,971 shares. On Tuesday, August 22 Tharby Linda M sold $941,254 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 4,695 shares. Shares for $1.24M were sold by Shabshab Nabil on Monday, August 14. Sichak Stephen sold 11,787 shares worth $2.36 million.

The stock decreased 1.38% or $3 during the last trading session, reaching $214.32. About 2.21M shares traded or 81.11% up from the average. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since December 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 53 investors sold Becton, Dickinson and Company shares while 344 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 197.53 million shares or 0.90% more from 195.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Wisconsin-based Sii Investments Incorporated Wi has invested 0.02% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). 58,084 are owned by Lodestar Investment Counsel Limited Liability Corp Il. Hsbc Public Limited Company stated it has 172,924 shares. Vigilant Ltd Com holds 390 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Lenox Wealth has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Klingenstein Fields Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 6,000 shares. Tocqueville Asset Management Ltd Partnership stated it has 20,144 shares. Btr Cap Mgmt invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). The Florida-based St Johns Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.77% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Busey Tru accumulated 1.1% or 47,173 shares. Comml Bank Of Mellon reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan holds 0.2% or 5,582 shares. Dnb Asset Mngmt As holds 0.06% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 23,794 shares. Alpha Windward Lc holds 0.14% or 1,159 shares. Bahl Gaynor reported 245,968 shares stake.

Becton, Dickinson and Company develops, makes, and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products worldwide. The company has market cap of $49.17 billion. It operates in two divisions, BD Medical and BD Life Sciences. It has a 46.59 P/E ratio. The BD Medical segment offers syringes, pen needles, and IV sets for diabetes; needles, syringes, and intravenous catheters for medication delivery; prefilled IV flush syringes; regional anesthesia needles and trays; sharps disposal containers; closed-system transfer devices; skin antiseptic products; surgical and laproscopic instrumentations; intravenous medication safety and infusion therapy delivery, and automated medication dispensing and supply management systems; and prefillable drug delivery systems.

Sea Limited, an Internet platform company, engages in the digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial service businesses in Greater Southeast Asia. The company has market cap of $4.42 billion. It provides Garena digital entertainment platform for users to access mobile and PC online games, and eSports operations; and access to other entertainment content, such as live streaming of online gameplay and social features. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also operates Shopee e-commerce platform, a third-party marketplace that connects buyers and sellers through the Shopee mobile app and Websites.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.5 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.43, from 0.07 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 1 investors sold Sea Limited shares while 1 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. 55,235 shares or 98.48% less from 3.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Jacobs & Co Ca holds 0.48% or 17,285 shares in its portfolio. Monroe Bankshares Tru Mi holds 0.04% or 2,550 shares. Beacon Fincl Group accumulated 35,400 shares.

The stock increased 0.90% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $13.5. About 558,265 shares traded. Sea Limited (NYSE:SE) has 0.00% since December 29, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.