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Why Becton Dickinson's Stock Is Trading Lower Today


Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE: BDX) shares are trading lower on Wednesday.

The company announced an offering of $1.5 billion of common stock and $1.5 billion of Depositary shares representing interests in mandatory convertible preferred stock.

Becton, Dickinson distributes 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.

BD Interventional (largely the former Bard business) accounts for 23% of revenue. International revenue accounts for 44% of the company's business.

Becton Dickinson was trading down 6.33% at $246.54 on Wednesday. The stock has a 52-week high of $286.72 and a 52-week low of $197.75.


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