Becton Dickinson: Funds Buying Shares in Third Quarter

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 increased stock shares of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

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

  • ARTISAN PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 581,017 shares, worth $42,600,166.
  • EARNEST PARTNERS LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 307,329 shares, worth $22,533,362.
  • PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION OF COLORADO: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 305,608 shares, worth $22,407,179.
  • HUSSMAN ECONOMETRICS ADVISORS, INC.: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 294,000 shares, worth $21,556,080.
  • VONTOBEL ASSET MANAGEMENT INC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 227,138 shares, worth $16,653,758.

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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