Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (ECC) At $18.58 Forms Bottom; Peninsula Asset Management Has Upped Its Becton Dickinson & Company (BDX) Stake

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Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (ECC) formed multiple bottom with $17.65 target or 5.00% below today’s $18.58 share price. Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (ECC) has $349.28 million valuation. The stock increased 2.09% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $18.58. About 74,725 shares traded. Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (NYSE:ECC) has declined 5.90% since April 4, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.45% the S&P500.

Peninsula Asset Management Inc increased Becton Dickinson & Company (BDX) stake by 33.7% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Peninsula Asset Management Inc acquired 6,937 shares as Becton Dickinson & Company (BDX)’s stock declined 1.94%. The Peninsula Asset Management Inc holds 27,520 shares with $5.89M value, up from 20,583 last quarter. Becton Dickinson & Company now has $57.73B valuation. The stock increased 1.65% or $3.52 during the last trading session, reaching $216.82. About 1.46 million shares traded or 4.25% up from the average. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 15.92% since April 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.37% the S&P500.

Analysts await Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (NYSE:ECC) to report earnings on May, 22. They expect $0.45 EPS, down 13.46% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.52 per share. ECC’s profit will be $8.46M for 10.32 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.65% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.51, from 1.8 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 2 investors sold Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. shares while 5 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 4 raised stakes. 2.13 million shares or 11.72% more from 1.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wells Fargo & Company Mn stated it has 0% in Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (NYSE:ECC). 5,511 were reported by Thomas J Herzfeld Advsr. Manufacturers Life The stated it has 219,967 shares. Bard Assoc has invested 1.19% in Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (NYSE:ECC). Fincl Bank Of America Corporation De accumulated 4,978 shares or 0% of the stock. 1.10 million were accumulated by Mycio Wealth Prtnrs Limited Liability Com. Plante Moran Fincl Advsrs Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (NYSE:ECC). Evercore Wealth Mgmt has 5,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Citigroup Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (NYSE:ECC). Asset Mgmt holds 0.04% or 17,154 shares. Pnc Financial Svcs Gp invested in 0% or 206,376 shares. Bessemer Grp invested in 0% or 4,987 shares. Freestone Ltd Liability Corp reported 335,874 shares stake. Ares Management Ltd Com stated it has 51,550 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley owns 4,997 shares.

Among 7 analysts covering Eagle Point Credit Company (NYSE:ECC), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Eagle Point Credit Company has $24 highest and $13 lowest target. $20’s average target is 7.64% above currents $18.58 stock price. Eagle Point Credit Company had 12 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, November 25 the stock rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, February 9 by Compass Point. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, March 31. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Monday, September 7. Compass Point maintained Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (NYSE:ECC) rating on Thursday, August 25. Compass Point has “Neutral” rating and $17 target. National Securities maintained the shares of ECC in report on Thursday, May 25 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (NYSE:ECC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 25 by Deutsche Bank.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.62, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 294 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. 215.77 million shares or 9.23% more from 197.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Old Natl Bancorporation In stated it has 0.05% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Gillespie Robinson & Grimm holds 3.59% or 132,579 shares in its portfolio. Cannell Peter B Communications reported 8,175 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Lmr Prtn Llp invested in 0.08% or 3,647 shares. Drexel Morgan reported 2,488 shares. Colony Grp Lc has invested 0.19% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Apg Asset Management Nv owns 304,017 shares. Artisan Prtn LP owns 1.32 million shares. Brown Advisory invested in 0.08% or 114,615 shares. Qs Investors Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.03% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Everence Capital Management holds 0.34% or 7,318 shares in its portfolio. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Com accumulated 220,756 shares. Federated Inc Pa holds 5,738 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Mgmt, a Alberta – Canada-based fund reported 182,624 shares. Forbes J M Llp holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 4,608 shares.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $2.59 million activity. $426,079 worth of stock was sold by Polen Thomas E Jr on Tuesday, March 13. 5,355 shares were sold by Gallagher John E, worth $1.21M. Borzi James W also sold $910,726 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Monday, February 26. On Friday, February 23 the insider RING TIMOTHY M sold $38,416.

Among 20 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 52 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, February 11, the company rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 9 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, February 6. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, December 29. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, November 3 with “Equal-Weight”. As per Friday, September 23, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. UBS maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Friday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, November 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by JP Morgan. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by Jefferies.

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