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Active Stocks in Review: Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) & Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE:EVC)

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX)

Becton, Dickinson & Company is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and health care worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, and support the management of diabetes. The company partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX)’s Financial Overview

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE) surged 1.43% yesterday to close its trading session at $246.26. The company has 1 year Price Target of $265.11. Becton, Dickinson and Company has 52-Week high of $265.87 and 52-Week Low of $208.62. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 265.87 and 52-Week Low on 208.62. The stock traded with the volume of 1.09 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $66.25 Billion.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $2.93/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $2.93/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0 a share with a surprise factor of 0%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 2.3 Percent, SMA50 of 5.3 Percent and SMA200 of 2.54 percent. Becton, Dickinson and Company has P/S value of 3.88 while its P/B value stands at 3.1. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 1.7 percent, Return on Equity of 4.2 percent and Return on Investment of 3 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 45 percent and 12.5 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 20 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Becton Dickinson and Co have a median target of 260.00, with a high estimate of 290.00 and a low estimate of 225.00. The median estimate represents a +5.58% increase from the last price of 246.26.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE:EVC)

Entravision is a diversified media company utilizing a combination of television, radio, outdoor and publishing operations to reach Hispanic consumers in the United States. The company is the largest Univision-affiliated television group in the United States. It owns Univision-affiliated stations in 17 of the top 50 Hispanic markets in the United States. Also, the company operates the largest centrally programmed Spanish-language radio network. The company produces seven formats to appeal to the diverse musical tastes of the listeners.

Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE:EVC)’s Financial Outlook

The 2 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Entravision Communications Corp have a median target of 4.50, with a high estimate of 6.00 and a low estimate of 3.00. The median estimate represents a +19.68% increase from the last price of 3.76.

Entravision Communications Corporation is estimated to report earnings on 03/13/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 1 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.08. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $-0.05.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Entravision Communications Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 1. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined -0.53% and closed its last trading session at $3.76. The company has the market capitalization of $341.33 Million. The stock has 52-week high of $7.1 and 52-Week low of $2.56. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 7.10 and 52-Week low on 2.56. The company has volume of 464623 shares. The company has a total of 90.78 Million shares outstanding.

Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.03/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.04/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.01. This shows a surprise factor of -25 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 29.21 percent. Beta for Entravision Communications Corporation stands at 1.49 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.17. The company has Weekly Volatility of 4.24%% and Monthly Volatility of 4.48%%.

Entravision Communications Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -0.4%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 13.13 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -13.52%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 2.4 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 5.4 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 27.2% with Gross margin of 40.1 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 5.6% and 6.3% respectively.