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How has Baxter International Inc.:(NYSE:BAX) performed recently?

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 26885.07. It is in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 5.6, a forward P/E of 24.86 and EPS of 8.66. At a stock price of 48.3 (-0.37%) it has a dividend yield of 1.07%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -21.40%, more recently this last year it has grown by -79.90%. The next year growth is going to be about 14.37% and more long-term 12.22% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 121.10%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -4.90% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -70.50%.

For performance, Baxter International Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 0.98%. For the last month performance for Baxter International Inc. is 6.67%. While the last quarter is 9.54% and half year, 28.50%. Finally for the year, performance is 24.19%.

The 52-week high for Baxter International Inc., is at -0.94%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 51.44%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.65% and 19.18% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.39%, and for the month it is 1.43%. Baxter International Inc., has a target price of 50.25.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, and for total debt/equity Baxter International Inc. has *TBA. The gross margin is 40.20%, while operating margin is 7.30%, the profit margin is 47.70%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 91.00%. Baxter International Inc. has a payout ratio of 3.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 554.56. The shares float is 551.23, with the float short at 3.79%, with short ratio coming to 2.34.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Baxter International Inc., get *TBA, with its returns on investment at 3.40%. Return on equity is *TBA. So will the investors see the target price of 50.25, reached soon?

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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