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Becton Dickinson Set to Possibly Pullback After Yesterday's Rally of 1.03%

By Amy Schwartz

Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) traded in a range yesterday that spanned from a low of $225.48 to a high of $228.35. Yesterday, the shares gained 1.0%, which took the trading range above the 3-day high of $227.83 on volume of 377,000 shares. Often times after large one-day gains, short term traders will seek to take profits and, as such, investors should be cautious.

Over the past year, Becton Dickinson has traded in a range of $208.62 to $265.87 and is now at $228.25, 9% above that low. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone down 0.2% while the 50-day MA has declined 0.9%.

SmarTrend is tracking the current trend status for Becton Dickinson and will alert subscribers who have BDX in their portfolio or watchlist when shares have changed trend direction.

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Ticker(s): BDX