Haverford Financial Services Has Lowered Its Stake in Becton Dickinson (BDX) by $568,815; As Union Pac (UNP) Shares Declined, Shareholder Bank Of The Ozarks Cut Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Haverford Financial Services Inc decreased its stake in Becton Dickinson (BDX) by 9.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Haverford Financial Services Inc sold 2,917 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 29,438 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.77M, down from 32,355 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Haverford Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $60.67B market cap company. The stock increased 0.84% or $1.89 during the last trading session, reaching $227.71. About 1.87M shares traded or 41.07% up from the average. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Bank Of The Ozarks decreased its stake in Union Pac Corp (UNP) by 37.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bank Of The Ozarks sold 5,477 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.52% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 9,279 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.08M, down from 14,756 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bank Of The Ozarks who had been investing in Union Pac Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $111.13 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $141.17. About 3.27 million shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.75% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 93 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. UBS upgraded Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) on Friday, January 5 to “Buy” rating. Loop Capital maintained it with “Hold” rating and $120 target in Monday, October 30 report. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 1. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. As per Tuesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. On Thursday, July 6 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $123.0 target in Thursday, September 14 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, July 20.

Analysts await Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $1.53 EPS, up 10.07% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.39 per share. UNP’s profit will be $1.20B for 23.07 P/E if the $1.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.50 actual EPS reported by Union Pacific Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 67 investors sold UNP shares while 490 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 601.66 million shares or 1.15% less from 608.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tcw Grp accumulated 11,627 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Dodge And Cox holds 1.27% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) or 13.62M shares. Lord Abbett & Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.5% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Marco Investment Mngmt Lc owns 55,661 shares. Moreover, Westport Asset has 0.07% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 800 shares. Carlson Cap Management holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 2,007 shares. Atlas Browninc accumulated 3,738 shares. Talara Cap Management Ltd Liability holds 57,406 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 1.17 million shares. Jones Fincl Companies Lllp holds 40,709 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Ar Asset Management holds 7,700 shares or 0.35% of its portfolio. Van Eck Associate has 0.29% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Northstar Investment Advisors Ltd Com invested in 2,170 shares. Boys Arnold & reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Great West Life Assurance Can has 771,524 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 selling transactions for $15.96 million activity. $941,254 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares were sold by Tharby Linda M. $1.24 million worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Shabshab Nabil. $714,210 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares were sold by Lim James C. 9,283 shares valued at $1.84 million were sold by Strahlman Ellen R on Thursday, August 10. Shares for $1.50 million were sold by Mas Ribo Alberto. $1.18M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Polen Thomas E Jr on Wednesday, August 9.

Among 18 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 46 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 14 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, March 30 by Jefferies. Deutsche Bank maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Friday, December 29 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 26. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Hold” rating by Citigroup on Friday, January 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, February 11. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Wednesday, September 27. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Citigroup. Barclays Capital maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, August 10 with “Equal-Weight” rating.

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 $647.38M for 23.43 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 53 investors sold BDX 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. Department Mb Bankshares N A invested 0% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Pitcairn owns 3,700 shares. Axa reported 518,636 shares stake. 968,870 were accumulated by Ny State Common Retirement Fund. Moreover, Advisor Ltd Liability Company has 0.14% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Cumberland Partners has invested 1.54% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Neuberger Berman Gp Llc invested in 0.21% or 854,309 shares. Crow Point Partners Ltd Llc accumulated 1,048 shares. Symphony Asset Mgmt Limited stated it has 11,686 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. State Street Corporation accumulated 9.94M shares or 0.17% of the stock. Deltec Asset Management Ltd reported 12,000 shares. Fruth Mgmt reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Alyeska Invest Limited Partnership holds 0.63% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 398,394 shares. Dodge Cox holds 0% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 7,730 shares. Baker Ellis Asset Mngmt Llc, Oregon-based fund reported 800 shares.

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