Becton Dickinson (BDX +2.8%) moves up after its FQ1 easily tops estimates. Net profit more than...

|By:, SA News Editor

Becton Dickinson (BDX +2.8%) moves up after its FQ1 easily tops estimates. Net profit more than doubled on revenue growth across all segments, while margins widened to 52.9% from 50.8%. Sales in its U.S. markets grew by 3% Y/Y, and 4.3% internationally. Sales in its medical unit, the largest by revenue, rose 3.5%. For the current year, The company bumps up the bottom end of revenue guidance, now expecting revenue growth starting at 4% versus its prior view of 3.5%, and an EPS of between $5.69 and $5.72, up from its earlier view of $5.58 to $5.64.