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Stock in the Spotlight Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX)

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Baxter International Inc. (BAX) trades as part of the Healthcare sector and is in the Medical Instruments & Equipment industry. The company CEO is Jose E. AlmeidaBaxter International Inc operates in the healthcare industry. It provides renal and hospital products such as infusion systems and systems, parenteral nutrition therapies, and biosurgery products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The Medical Instruments & Equipment company showed a previous change of -1.25% with an open at 70.15 and a close of 69.45. It reached an intraday high of 70.25 and a low of 69.02.

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $37.4b with 537.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 534.3mshares. Trading volume reached 2,065,437 shares compared to its average volume of 3,112,797shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Baxter International Inc. shares returned -1.39% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.06%. Over three months, it changed 11.28%. In one year it has changed 25.96% and within that year its 52-week high was 72.58 and its 52-week low was 55.56BAX stock is 25.00% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 64.86 and a 50 day moving average of 66.96. Currently BAX stock is trading 7.07above its 200 day moving average.

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.29 that ended on December 31, 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 53.84. Based on 10 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.62. The TTM EPS is 2.61, which comes to a TTM PE of 26.61.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
Mar 31, 2018:  0.70
Dec 31, 2017:  0.64
Sep 30, 2017:  0.64
Jun 30, 2017:  0.63

The dividend per share is currently 0.76, which is a dividend yield of 1.09%.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 92.00% of institutional ownership.

Short-interest is 7,674,177, which is 1.43% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.45This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.82.

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, return on assets is 4.12%, profit margin is 5.28%, price-to-sales is 3.51 and price-to-book is 4.15.

More News:

SeekingAlpha:  Baxter International (BAX) Investor Presentation – Slideshow
SeekingAlpha:  Baxter declares $0.19 dividend
Business Wire:  Baxter Declares Dividend and Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase

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