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March 12, 2013
08:04 EDTBDXBecton Dickinson acquires Cato Software Solutions
Becton Dickinson announced that it has acquired Cato Software Solutions, the manufacturer of cato and chemocato software, a suite of comprehensive medication safety solutions for pharmacy intravenous medication preparation, physician therapy planning and nurse bedside documentation. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. BD expects the transaction to be minimally dilutive for fiscal year 2013, and does not expect it to impact BD's previously communicated 2013 earnings guidance.
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December 17, 2014
05:48 EDTBDXBecton Dickinson named 2015 large cap top pick at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray raised its price target for Becton Dickinson (BDX) shares to $160 from $141 and called the stock its 2015 large cap top pick. Piper expects upside to management's CareFusion (CFN) merger earnings accretion guidance and sees potential gross margin benefit from falling oil prices. The firm keeps an Overweight rating on the stock. Shares of the medical technology company closed yesterday down $1.71 to $134.04.
December 8, 2014
08:31 EDTBDXBecton Dickinson and CareFusion sets date for special meeting in proposed merger
Becton, Dickinson (BDX) and CareFusion (CFN) announced that CareFusion expects to hold a special meeting on January 21, 2015 for CareFusion stockholders to consider and vote upon the proposed merger of CareFusion and BD. As previously announced on October 5, 2014, BD and CareFusion entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which BD would acquire CareFusion in a stock and cash transaction. CareFusion stockholder approval is a condition to the merger. In addition to CareFusion stockholder approval, the proposed acquisition remains subject to certain other conditions and approvals, including approval of the proposed acquisition by the European Commission under the European Union Merger Regulation. CareFusion has fixed the close of business on December 18, 2014 as the record date for the purpose of determining the stockholders who are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the special meeting.
December 5, 2014
15:49 EDTBDXBecton Dickinson, Aethon announce collaboration
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