Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX) is still in a bull move from its November/December lows, but a fresh move higher above $205 may need to wait for further sideways price action. Let's check the latest charts and indicators for guidance.
In this daily bar chart of BDX, below, we can see that prices are below the declining 50-day moving average line telling us that the shorter-term trend is bearish. BDX is also above the rising 200-day moving average line, which means the longer-term trend of the stock is up. The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line peaked with the price action in late July and shows a neutral trend since.
In the lower panel is the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator, which is poised to cross signaling a cover shorts buy signal.
In this weekly bar chart of BDX, below, we can see that prices are above the rising 40-week moving average line. The weekly OBV line peaks in April and turns neutral. The trend-following MACD oscillator has crossed to a take profits sell signal.
In this Point and Figure chart of BDX, below, we can see that at trade at $207.51, it would be a fresh breakout and open the way to a possible $233 price target.
Bottom line: BDX will probably make new highs and we would want to be a buyer on strength above $205 and then risk to $195.