Becton Dickinson announced earnings per share of $2.2 on revenue of $3.86B. Analysts polled by Investing.com anticipated EPS of $2.03 on revenue of $3.94B.
Becton Dickinson shares are up 4% from the beginning of the year, still down 1.15% from its 52 week high of $286.72 set on February 5. They are outperforming the S&P 500 which is up 3% from the start of the year.
Becton Dickinson’s report follows an earnings beat by J&J on July 16, who reported EPS of $1.67 on revenue of $18.34B, compared to forecasts EPS of $1.49 on revenue of $17.61B.
Roche Holding ADR had beat expectations on July 23 with second quarter EPS of $1.45 on revenue of $15.27B, compared to forecast for EPS of $1.42 on revenue of $15.43B.
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