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Becton Dickinson

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Becton Dickinson launches Vyaire Medical joint venture

BD announced the launch of a joint venture, Vyaire Medical, a standalone, global respiratory solutions company. The closing finalizes the sale of 50.1% interest in BD's Respiratory Solutions business to funds advised by Apax Partners, a leading global private equity firm. Vyaire Medical includes all business lines within BD's Respiratory Solutions business, including Ventilation, Respiratory Diagnostics, Vital Signs and AirLife, and will have estimated annual revenue of over $800M. BD will retain a 49.9M minority interest in the new company.

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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Twitter (TWTR) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform by RBC analyst Mark Mahaney, who cut his price target to $14 from $17. The research firm's survey of more than 1,100 advertising professionals and their attitudes towards Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG), Twitter and other high-profile names showed that, despite marketing budgets continuing to shift online, interest in the microblog platform appears to be declining. Of note, Twitter shares have surged this morning after CNBC's David Faber reported that Twitter is moving closer to selling itself and has received expressions of interest in a possible sale, although no deal is imminent. 2. Yum! Brands (YUM) downgraded to Outperform from Top Pick by RBC Capital analyst David Palmer based on valuation. His price target on Yum shares remains $97. 3. Becton Dickinson (BDX) downgraded to Sell from Neutral by Citi analyst Amit Hazan, who thinks a cyclical U.S. slowdown will push the company's organic growth below expectations. The analyst, who also sees a diminishing impact on Becton's growth from emerging markets, cut his price target for the shares to $165 from $167. 4. NextEra Energy (NEE) downgraded to Hold from Buy by Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Arnold, as he sees limited near-term upside with the shares up 23% year-to-date. "Extraordinarily frosty commentary" from two of three PUCT commissioners yesterday regarding NextEra's Oncor deal indicates an uphill battle in getting it approved, Arnold tells investors. 5. AVANGRID (AGR) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral by JPMorgan analyst Christopher Turnure, who thinks both the company's growth guidance and consensus expectations "appear ambitious." He lowered his price target for the shares to $41 and $44 and notes he does not have confidence in AVANGRID's near-term growth. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Becton Dickinson downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Amit Hazan downgraded Becton Dickinson to Sell saying a cyclical U.S. slowdown will drive the company's organic growth below expectations. The analyst also sees a diminishing impact on Becton's growth from emerging markets. He cut his price target for the shares to $165 from $167.
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Piper sees limited impact from new European device tax rules
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk points out that the European Union announced it will issue new rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics in the near-to-mid term. The EU is looking to strengthen rules for clearing devices/tests for the market and increase existing device/test surveillance, Quirk tells investors in a research note. He believes the new rules should not inhibit well validated tests/devices from coming to market. As such, Quirk expects little impact to Piper's in vitro diagnostic coverage universe, namely Accelerate Diagnostics (AXDX), Becton Dickinson (BDX), Cepheid (CPHD), Hologic (HOLX), Quidel (QDEL) and Meridian Bioscience (VIVO).
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Market Perform
Becton Dickinson price target raised to $175 from $157 at Leerink
Leerink analyst Richard Newitter raised his price target for Becton Dickinson to $175 from $157 following a Q2 EPS beat. The analyst thinks guidance remains conservative. Newitter reiterates a Market Perform on the shares.

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