A Look Ahead For 2 Stocks: Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX), Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (FPRX)

Shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) opened at $211.58, and ended -0.03% lower at $210.97. Nearly 0.95 million shares were traded by the close, lower than its average daily volume of 1.14 million shares.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) Analyst Opinion

Becton, Dickinson and Company has a consensus outperform rating from 15 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 5.9% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 9.2% last month and is up 27.44 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 10 of analysts who cover BDX having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $219 price target on Becton, Dickinson and Company, suggesting a 3.81% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -1.75% below its 52-week high.

Becton, Dickinson and Company Earnings Surprise

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $2.46 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $2.44. Its revenue totaled $3.06 billion up 3.04% from the previous quarter.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) Intraday View

This stock (BDX) is ahead of its 52-week low with 30.8%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.61% which for the week stands at 1.28%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 5.66% and stays 6.11% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 3.89% gains and now is up 11.2% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $194.36. Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 22.54%.

Turning to Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FPRX), its shares were trading at $44.84 a retreat of $-1.07, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $45.67, touched a high of $46.41 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bullish recommendations with the consensus call at 1.4. Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. has 5 buy ratings, 0 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -26.47% from its high of $ 60.98 to a $1.28 billion market value through last close.

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (FPRX) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 1.56 to 1.44 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $61.44 a share. The target implies a 37.02% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 109.63% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FPRX) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.25 million shares versus an average volume of 0.33 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.01% which for the week approaches 4.56%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $44.68 and compares with the $25.97 52-week low. The stock recovered 72.66% since its low point and has performed -10.52% year-to-date.

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