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Becton Dickinson Rises 3.70% on Heavy Volume: Watch For Potential Pullback

By David Diaz

Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) traded in a range yesterday that spanned from a low of $257.60 to a high of $261.22. Yesterday, the shares gained 3.7%, which took the trading range above the 3-day high of $260.10 on volume of 422,000 shares. Often times after large one-day gains, short term traders will seek to take profits and, as such, investors should be cautious.

In the past 52 weeks, Becton Dickinson share prices have been bracketed by a low of $208.62 and a high of $264.74 and are now at $259.07, 24% above that low price. Over the past week, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.2% while the 50-day MA has remained constant.

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Ticker(s): BDX