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Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE:BDX) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE:BDX) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of November 14 and a Sell Date of February 2 has resulted in a geometric average return of 5.85% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 20 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 18 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success, but the return underperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 20 years by an average of 1.16% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Healthcare sector, which runs from April 25 to December 4. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Healthcare Sector Seasonal Chart.

Becton, Dickinson and Co is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of medical surgical products, such as needles, syringes, and sharps-disposal units. The company also manufactures diagnostic instruments and reagents, as well as flow cytometry and cell-imaging systems. International revenue accounts for 45% of the company’s business. With CareFusion, BD has entered into medical systems (such as infusion pumps and ventilators) as well as procedural solutions businesses. The Bard deal gives the company a presence in urology, vascular, and oncology.

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