Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE:BDX)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

Becton Dickinson makes all sorts of medical devices and instruments, including scalpels, syringes, and diagnostic equipment.

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Member Avatar afewgoodstocks11 (33.96) Submitted: 12/6/2013 11:57:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $73.60 BDX Score: -0.74

Div. (Yield) $2.18 (2.0%)
Current Yield 2.70%

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Member Avatar Teacherman333 (71.75) Submitted: 7/25/2013 11:37:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $97.26 BDX Score: +2.14

For reference point and to allow for comments by others. As of the end of March, 2013.

ROE 24.98%
Trailing PE 16.50
PB 4.39
Div yield 1.90%

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Member Avatar rossnr3 (69.97) Submitted: 6/8/2013 11:29:15 AM : Outperform Start Price: $97.36 BDX Score: +3.47

International growth offsets U.S. slowing growth.

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Member Avatar run66 (26.28) Submitted: 5/31/2013 8:17:33 AM : Outperform Start Price: $98.45 BDX Score: +2.23

Past history; good management

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Member Avatar reddingrunner (97.48) Submitted: 5/22/2013 2:04:47 AM : Outperform Start Price: $99.07 BDX Score: +2.84

dividend aristocrat with buybacks!

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Member Avatar ChipNPutt11 (78.43) Submitted: 5/3/2013 10:29:39 AM : Outperform Start Price: $94.85 BDX Score: +4.15

Product diversification,, product quality vs. competition,, good mngt. a lot of smat people work at BDX,, prior 2-4 market laggard.

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Member Avatar bloomr (72.88) Submitted: 3/1/2013 5:46:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $86.28 BDX Score: +8.33

The population is getting older and fatter. Diabetes is an epidemic. Everybody hates needles, but BDX has been a leader for years with a consistently solid dividend yield to boot.

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Member Avatar TMFBigFrog (97.13) Submitted: 2/5/2013 8:59:13 PM : Outperform Start Price: $85.26 BDX Score: +8.90

this was a real-money pick for the Inflation Protected Income Growth Portfolio. I apparently forgot to click "Enter my pick" for the CAPSCall associated with the selection article.
Article can be found here: http://www.fool.com/investing/dividends-income/2013/01/28/why-becton-dickinsons-stock-is-worth-owning.aspx

-Chuck
Disclosure: I own shares of Becton, Dickinson, & Company

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Member Avatar 20Punches (43.68) Submitted: 12/26/2012 1:55:33 PM : Outperform Start Price: $76.13 BDX Score: +17.20

“When Warren lectures at business schools, he says, “I could improve your ultimate financial welfare by giving you a ticket with only 20 slots in it so you had twenty punches – representing all the investments that you get to make in a lifetime. And once you’ve punched through the card, you couldn’t make any more investments at all. Under those rules, you’d really think carefully about what you did, and you’d be forced to load up on what you’d really thought about. So you’d do much better.”" – Charlie Munger

In the spirit of this idea, I made 5 initial punches/picks, and will thereafter make a maximum of 1 pick per fiscal quarter until all 20 punches have been used. I expect to use up all punches over the next 5-7 years. I will compare the performance of this acct to my more "active" CAPs account, and see if this maxim proves correct.

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Member Avatar JohnCLeven (82.24) Submitted: 9/23/2012 5:55:37 PM : Outperform Start Price: $70.01 BDX Score: +20.68

Becton, Dickinson, & Company (BDX), founded in 1897, is a rock solid, wide moat company in the healthcare industry that makes surgical tools, needles, and other medical products. I see today’s current healthcare fears as a great opportunity to be greedy and buy this wonderful business at a fair-to-cheap price.

Over the 5 years, BDX has averaged very impressive 17% annual returns on capital. (89th percentile) Over past 10 years, BDX never returned less than 11% returns on capital. (11% in 2004) BDX has grown earnings at a 10yr avg of 14.2% and successfully grew earnings 9 out of the past 10 years. (2004 being the only down year) Free cash flow has grown at 9.5% compounded over the past decade.

I’ll conservatively forecast EPS growth at 9% per yr (40% lower BDX's 10 yr avg) over the next 3-5 years. Adding in 2% per year in reinvested dividends, I’m expecting 11% compounded annual returns going forward, assuming P/E remains about the same.

BDX is currently selling at 14x earnings, and more importantly, 14x free cash flow. I think that’s a great price for this 115 year old company with a bright future.

Becton, Dickinson, & Company (BDX), has prospered through two World Wars, the Great Depression, about 15 recessions, and emerged from it all as a top company. I don't think Obamacare or this recession is going to be the end of that success. Outperform.

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Member Avatar FoxForce5contest (23.56) Submitted: 9/21/2012 7:28:49 PM : Outperform Start Price: $76.11 BDX Score: +20.27

lidean picked Becton Dickinson.

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Member Avatar stationfool (66.88) Submitted: 9/6/2012 12:24:30 PM : Outperform Start Price: $74.64 BDX Score: +21.79

Div

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Member Avatar BigFatBEAR (29.55) Submitted: 8/21/2012 1:59:49 AM : Outperform Start Price: $73.78 BDX Score: +22.62

Nice margins, ROE, cash flow, low payout ratio, and aggressive dividend growth all point to a long-term healthcare winner.

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Member Avatar as10675 (93.64) Submitted: 8/5/2012 6:15:10 PM : Outperform Start Price: $74.17 BDX Score: +19.70

Yield 2.42%. DGR 9%. PE 14. Normal PE 17. EPS Growth 10%. 40 year Dividend Champion. Undervalued. Position held in Brokerage account. Reinvesting dividends. Intend to increase position using cash dividend payouts from other stocks and new investment funds.

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Member Avatar zCreator (93.85) Submitted: 4/4/2012 2:07:19 PM : Outperform Start Price: $74.53 BDX Score: +18.47

Bought shares in real life.

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Member Avatar flemmingha (46.77) Submitted: 3/24/2012 6:40:42 AM : Underperform Start Price: $73.21 BDX Score: -22.06

under 20 moving average on monthly chart

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Member Avatar bradford86 (99.78) Submitted: 1/9/2012 10:07:30 AM : Outperform Start Price: $69.26 BDX Score: +17.65

242. Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX) looks cheap to me. Target: $80-$85. I'm betting CAPS points on this one. This qualifies as a no brainer as far as I can tell. They've been consistent in the past and their present price does not reflect that combined with a growth profile heading forward. This is a hardcore buy if you can get it below $70, meaning that you should consider it as a core position in your portfolio to trade around. The dividend is admirable but it won't attract the high yield investing subclass that seems to be growing as the babyboomers retire.

http://beta.fool.com/bradford86/2012/01/09/price-market-part-35/

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Member Avatar RallyCry (< 20) Submitted: 12/30/2011 2:02:03 PM : Outperform Start Price: $76.46 BDX Score: -1.05

12/30/11

Trading at 11.7 times 2013 earnings, BDX is pretty cheap. I'm going to predict they trade up 20% to $89 in the next 12 months from the currently level of $75. Projected 10% earnings growth for 2013 is modest, but they should receive a higher PEG for achieving steady 9-12% earnings growth for several years to come. I love that have also increased the dividend consistently over the past 28 years. They currently yield 2.40% and pay out $1.80 per year. This stock makes a great core holding to any portfolio.

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Member Avatar THemler (67.34) Submitted: 12/12/2011 1:04:21 PM : Outperform Start Price: $68.52 BDX Score: +14.17

Bought BDX both as short-term defensive & long-term growth prospect. The upside/downside ratio is favorable at current levels. Company is well positoned to grow in emerging markets, but must adjust product costs to truly compete. I'm betting on BDX management to figure it al out and resume their historic consistant growth.

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Member Avatar rd80 (98.66) Submitted: 11/30/2011 10:08:09 PM : Outperform Start Price: $68.39 BDX Score: +9.92

I've been following BDX for awhile. It popped up in an article screen with an attractive valuation.
http://www.fool.com/investing/value/2011/11/29/investing-with-shock-absorbers.aspx

Stable business - medical stuff, much of it disposable meaning demand is always there.
Long history of dividend hikes.
Decent yield
Low volatility

Disclosure - no position, but this fits the profile of the kind of stock I like to own.

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