Becton Dickinson: Exec Insider and Fund Stock Buys in Q3

Insiders are generally long-term investors due to restriction in making short-term profits. In contrast, wealth management institutions always have short-term investment. Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding the insiders and institutions which recently decreased stock shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

SEC data indicate these insiders have sold Becton, Dickinson and Company’s stock since 06/30/2011:

  • Overlock Wilard J Jr: act as Director. On 08/15/2011, sold 5,500 shares, worth $443,100.

SEC data indicate that these institutions significantly reduced their stock shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company in Q3 2011:

  • PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 923,323 shares, worth $79,147,248. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.
  • ARTISAN PARTNERS HOLDINGS LP: On 06/30/2011, held 504,056 shares, worth $43,207,680. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.
  • CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS: On 06/30/2011, held 200,000 shares, worth $17,144,000. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.
  • CARLSON CAPITAL L P: On 06/30/2011, held 150,200 shares, worth $12,875,144. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.
  • BRYN MAWR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC: On 06/30/2011, held 139,936 shares, worth $11,995,314. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

About the company: Becton, Dickinson and Company manufactures and sells a variety of medical supplies and devices and diagnostic systems. The Company’s products are used by health care professionals, medical research institutions, and the general public. Becton’s products are marketed worldwide.

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(Note: Data regarding Becton, Dickinson and Company’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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