Warning Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) optimists! Thomas Polen just Sold 1,877 shares.; Committed Capital Acquisition (STKS) Has 0.67 Sentiment

March 14, 2018 - By John Hoffman

Thomas Polen is the Executive Vice President of Becton Dickinson & Co. He a few days ago made a sale of 1,877 shares in the firm with the sale value totalling close to $426,079 U.S Dollars. This number is according to the filing documented price of $227.0 per each share. The probability of this deal staying hidden is extremely low, with the Executive Vice President right now possessing 12,178 shares – that is 0.00% of the stock market capitalization of the Company. This insider deal, was conducted on March 14, 2018. It’s ready for use online at the SEC’s website and can be found at this page.

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc., a hospitality company, develops, owns, and operates restaurants and lounges worldwide. The company has market cap of $66.25 million. It operates in three divisions: STK Units, Food and Beverage Hospitality Management Agreements, and Other Concepts. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides turn-key food and beverage services for hospitality venues, including hotels, casinos, and other locations.

The stock increased 2.34% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $2.62. About 128,157 shares traded or 53.24% up from the average. The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (STKS) has declined 14.98% since March 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.68% the S&P500.

Anson Funds Management Lp holds 0.59% of its portfolio in The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. for 2.35 million shares. Taconic Capital Advisors Lp owns 306,000 shares or 0.43% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Jefferies Group Llc has 0.01% invested in the company for 593,500 shares. The North Carolina-based Bank Of America Corp De has invested 0% in the stock. Bank Of New York Mellon Corp, a New York-based fund reported 37,000 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $387,902 activity.

The stock decreased 0.73% or $1.65 during the last trading session, reaching $223.85. About 955,712 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Becton Dickinson has $260.0 highest and $146 lowest target. $230.05’s average target is 2.77% above currents $223.85 stock price. Becton Dickinson had 52 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Friday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, August 10. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of BDX in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. The company was initiated on Thursday, November 12 by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, February 6, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Evercore downgraded Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Wednesday, January 6 to “Hold” rating. As per Friday, June 30, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 26. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, February 6.

Analysts await Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $2.60 earnings per share, up 13.04% or $0.30 from last year’s $2.3 per share. BDX’s profit will be $692.23 million for 21.52 P/E if the $2.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.48 actual earnings per share reported by Becton, Dickinson and Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.84% EPS growth.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $2.16 million activity. Shares for $910,726 were sold by Borzi James W on Monday, February 26. $1.21M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Gallagher John E on Tuesday, February 27. $38,416 worth of stock was sold by RING TIMOTHY M on Friday, February 23.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.62, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Fayez Sarofim & Commerce holds 0% or 2,422 shares. Hillsdale Inv, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 15 shares. Raymond James Na invested in 0.08% or 5,906 shares. Sky Investment Gru Lc owns 26,582 shares. Buckingham Asset Mgmt Lc holds 0.41% or 8,885 shares in its portfolio. 27,405 were reported by Sfe Invest Counsel. Newman Dignan And Sheerar holds 0.13% or 1,275 shares. First Merchants Corporation invested in 25,805 shares or 0.87% of the stock. 17 were reported by Old Second Bank & Trust Of Aurora. San Francisco Sentry Gru (Ca) holds 0.01% or 118 shares. Provise Ltd Liability Co holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 1,829 shares. Klingenstein Fields Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.05% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Keybank Natl Association Oh reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Teacher Retirement Of Texas holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 110,159 shares. 23,129 are owned by Advantus Capital Mngmt Inc.