Should you buy Becton, Dickinson and Company stock? (NYSE:BDX). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
(Becton, Dickinson and Company stock price per share)
|PE Ratio versus Sector||81% higher than other Healthcare stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||52% higher than other Medical Instruments & Supplies stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||1652%|
|Dividend Yield||1%||Shares Shorted||3,807,888|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 3,807,888 shares shorted. With 283,959,479 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 1,220,830, it would take at least 3.119 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
Based on our analysis, we believe that you should not buy Becton, Dickinson and Company right now. It might be a good stock to own—we just can't prove it with value analysis right now. Proceed with caution.
Does Becton, Dickinson and Company have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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