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Becton Dickinson: The Winning Streak Continues (BDX)

By James Quinn

Shares of Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) traded today at $177.95, breaking its 52-week high. This new high was reached on below average trading volume as 90,000 shares traded hands, while the average 30-day volume is approximately 885,000 shares.

Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) is currently priced 7.5% above its average consensus analyst price target of $164.29. The stock should discover initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $153.96 and subsequent support at its 200-day MA of $147.03.

Becton, Dickinson and Company manufactures and sells a variety of medical supplies and devices and diagnostic systems. The Company's products are used by health care professionals, medical research institutions, and the general public. Becton's products are marketed worldwide.

Over the past year, Becton Dickinson has traded in a range of $128.87 to $177.95 and is now at $177.53, 38% above that low. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.2% while the 50-day MA has advanced 0.8%.

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Ticker(s): BDX