Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Upped Its Becton Dickinson (BDX) Stake; O Reilly Automotive (ORLY) Sentiment Is 0.64

June 19, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc increased Becton Dickinson (BDX) stake by 4.39% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc acquired 5,615 shares as Becton Dickinson (BDX)’s stock rose 1.79%. The Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc holds 133,470 shares with $22.10 million value, up from 127,855 last quarter. Becton Dickinson now has $43.12 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.56 on June 16, reaching $191.29. About shares traded. Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. is a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States. The company has market cap of $20.83 billion. The Firm sells its products to both do-it-yourself and professional service well-known provider customers. It has a 21.08 P/E ratio. The Company’s product line includes new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, brake system components, batteries, belts, hoses, temperature control, chassis parts, driveline parts and engine parts; maintenance items, such as oil, antifreeze, fluids, filters, wiper blades, lighting, engine additives and appearance products, and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers and truck accessories.

Among 12 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 19 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $155.0 target in Monday, August 10 report. The stock of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 7. Raymond James downgraded the shares of BDX in report on Thursday, January 5 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Wednesday, August 19. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, August 5. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, November 12 by Citigroup. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $146 target in Thursday, February 4 report. Citigroup downgraded Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) rating on Friday, September 23. Citigroup has “Sell” rating and $165 target. The rating was downgraded by Evercore to “Hold” on Wednesday, January 6. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of BDX in report on Thursday, February 11 to “Buy” rating.

Since February 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $12.53 million activity. 28,765 shares valued at $5.35M were sold by SHERMAN JEFFREY S on Thursday, May 25. Conroy Alexandre sold $1.51 million worth of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) on Tuesday, February 14.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.9 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 52 investors sold BDX shares while 352 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 273 raised stakes. 169.86 million shares or 0.23% less from 170.25 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Seaward Mgmt Lp accumulated 60,248 shares. Principal Fin Group Incorporated holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) for 313,227 shares. Bnp Paribas Inv Partners Sa holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) for 14,236 shares. Boothbay Fund Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 1,978 shares. Sabal, a Florida-based fund reported 4,300 shares. Rhenman Prns Asset invested in 0.16% or 5,000 shares. Sumitomo Life Ins Communications has invested 0.25% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). 562,088 were reported by Panagora Asset. Texas Yale Capital invested in 7,343 shares. Linscomb And Williams holds 0.05% or 3,332 shares. Tru Of Virginia Va owns 63,322 shares. D E Shaw & Co reported 13,086 shares stake. Farr Miller Washington Limited Liability Dc holds 1.84% or 103,306 shares. Bar Harbor Trust Ser reported 2.94% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Hyman Charles D owns 2,994 shares.

Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc decreased Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) stake by 33,045 shares to 268,795 valued at $23.06M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) stake by 6,020 shares and now owns 22,915 shares. Mettler (NYSE:MTD) was reduced too.

Analysts await O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $3.15 earnings per share, up 18.87% or $0.50 from last year’s $2.65 per share. ORLY’s profit will be $283.57 million for 18.36 P/E if the $3.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.60 actual earnings per share reported by O’Reilly Automotive Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.15% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 3 insider purchases, and 18 sales for $46.25 million activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 40% of O’Reilly Auto’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating O’Reilly Auto, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $275.0 while the high is $343.0. The stock’s average target of $307.33 is 32.82% above today’s ($231.39) share price. ORLY was included in 5 notes of analysts from August 26, 2016. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, October 28. Atlantic Securities initiated O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) on Wednesday, December 14 with “Neutral” rating. As per Friday, August 26, the company rating was initiated by Susquehanna. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, February 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) earned “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Wednesday, January 18.

Broad Run Investment Management Llc holds 10.76% of its portfolio in O’Reilly Automotive Inc for 935,691 shares. Long Road Investment Counsel Llc owns 40,165 shares or 8.6% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Two Creeks Capital Management Lp has 7.11% invested in the company for 402,370 shares. The Kentucky-based Harvey Investment Co Llc has invested 7.05% in the stock. Thomas Story & Son Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 31,785 shares.

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