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Zevenbergen Capital Investments Boosted Becton Dickinson And Company (BDX) Position; Cyanotech (CYAN) Shorts Decreased By 1.49%

Cyanotech Corporation (NASDAQ:CYAN) had a decrease of 1.49% in short interest. CYAN’s SI was 6,600 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 1.49% from 6,700 shares previously. With 4,100 avg volume, 2 days are for Cyanotech Corporation (NASDAQ:CYAN)’s short sellers to cover CYAN’s short positions. The SI to Cyanotech Corporation’s float is 0.16%. The stock increased 2.63% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $3.9. About 680 shares traded. Cyanotech Corporation (NASDAQ:CYAN) has declined 33.21% since January 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 49.91% the S&P500.

Zevenbergen Capital Investments Llc increased Becton Dickinson And Company (BDX) stake by 115.55% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Zevenbergen Capital Investments Llc acquired 4,755 shares as Becton Dickinson And Company (BDX)’s stock rose 1.79%. The Zevenbergen Capital Investments Llc holds 8,870 shares with $1.74M value, up from 4,115 last quarter. Becton Dickinson And Company now has $62.91B valuation. The stock increased 0.69% or $1.62 during the last trading session, reaching $236.13. About 609,236 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 selling transactions for $15.96 million activity. $941,254 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Tharby Linda M on Tuesday, August 22. Another trade for 15,044 shares valued at $3.02M was sold by COHEN GARY M. On Friday, September 8 the insider Lim James C sold $714,210. Strahlman Ellen R sold $1.84M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, August 10. $1.50 million worth of stock was sold by Mas Ribo Alberto on Monday, August 14. Shabshab Nabil sold $1.24M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Monday, August 14. $1.18 million worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Polen Thomas E Jr on Wednesday, August 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 197.53 million shares or 0.90% more from 195.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First National Tru owns 1,803 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Banking holds 0.18% or 501,491 shares. 11,368 are owned by Beach Counsel Incorporated Pa. Washington-based Brighton Jones Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Boston Family Office Ltd Liability Company invested in 11,557 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Haverford Trust owns 361,470 shares. Ellington Grp holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 2,900 shares. Rockland invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Stonebridge Cap Management invested in 0.37% or 5,025 shares. Dana Investment Advisors has invested 0.33% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Communications Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.62% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Pitcairn Company holds 3,700 shares. Buckingham Capital Mngmt owns 13,895 shares. Regions Financial holds 5,802 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Busey Tru, a Illinois-based fund reported 47,173 shares.

Zevenbergen Capital Investments Llc decreased Mercadolibre Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) stake by 6,293 shares to 395,244 valued at $102.34M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Alphabet Inc. Class C stake by 408 shares and now owns 1,395 shares. Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) was reduced too.

Among 19 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 47 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Friday, September 22. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, September 26. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 5 by UBS. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, January 5 by Raymond James. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $153 target in Thursday, February 4 report. Morgan Stanley downgraded Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Monday, January 4 to “Equal-Weight” rating.

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