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Is Baxter International Inc.(NYSE: BAX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/27/1981. Baxter International Inc. is in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Baxter International Inc., is 10407.73, and so far today it has a volume of 4480300. Performance year to date since the 10/27/1981 is 22.58%.

To help you determine whether Baxter International Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 7.04 and forward P/E is 24.43. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Baxter International Inc. has a value for PEG of 0.61. P/S ratio is 2.55 and the P/B ratio is 2.83. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.37 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Baxter International Inc. is trading at, 46.49 (-0.34% today), Baxter International Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.12%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.61, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 15.90% after growing -79.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 686.00%, and -1.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 545.99, and the number of shares float is 545.99. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 89.80%. The float short is 7.93%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.16. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 3.40%.

The ability for Baxter International Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.1, and quick ratio is 1.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.23 and total debt/equity is 0.37. In terms of margins, Baxter International Inc. has a gross margin of 41.00%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Baxter International Inc. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -0.68%, with 45.76% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.56% and the 200 day simple moving average is 18.19%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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