NYSE:BDX - Becton Dickinson and Price Target & Analyst Ratings Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $247.57 +2.90 (+1.19 %) (As of 03/20/2019 09:03 AM ET)Previous Close$244.67Today's Range$242.62 - $247.6552-Week Range$208.62 - $265.87Volume1.36 million shsAverage Volume928,234 shsMarket Capitalization$66.61 billionP/E Ratio22.49Dividend Yield1.26%Beta1.21 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Analyst Ratings Becton Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?) MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.11 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Becton Dickinson and in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $256.9091, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 3.77%. The high price target for BDX is $280.00 and the low price target for BDX is $175.00. There are currently 4 hold ratings, 6 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days AgoConsensus Rating: BuyBuyBuyBuyConsensus Rating Score: 2.732.552.622.77Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Rating(s)4 Hold Rating(s)6 Buy Rating(s)1 Strong Buy Rating(s)0 Sell Rating(s)5 Hold Rating(s)6 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)0 Sell Rating(s)5 Hold Rating(s)8 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)0 Sell Rating(s)3 Hold Rating(s)10 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)Consensus Price Target: $256.9091$254.0909$256.8462$251.0769Price Target Upside: 3.77% upside5.08% upside6.47% upside2.52% downsideBecton Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) Consensus Price Target History Becton Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) Analyst Ratings History Show: Only the Most Recent Rating From Each Brokerage All Ratings For This Stock DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails3/19/2019Raymond JamesLower Price TargetStrong-Buy ➝ Strong-Buy$290.00 ➝ $280.00Medium2/5/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetOverweight$274.00Low1/2/2019Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$265.00 ➝ $240.00Low1/2/2019CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$279.00 ➝ $256.00Low12/6/2018Deutsche BankInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$280.00Medium11/27/2018UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$260.00Medium11/8/2018KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$264.00 ➝ $273.00Medium11/8/2018BarclaysSet Price TargetHold$260.00Medium11/7/2018Wells Fargo & CoLower Price TargetOutperform$290.00 ➝ $280.00High8/3/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$248.00Low6/21/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$175.00Medium3/5/2018BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$249.00Low1/19/2018Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$260.00Medium1/3/2018Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageOutperform ➝ Outperform$245.00Medium12/14/2017ArgusBoost Price TargetAverage ➝ Buy$235.00Low11/3/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$245.00N/A8/14/2017CowenReiterated RatingBuy$230.00Low3/29/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$200.00Low(Data available from 3/20/2017 forward) This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the downside to momentum investing?