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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX)?

The company in question is, Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) currently with a stock price of 48.05 (-0.02% today). The market cap for Baxter International Inc. is 26762.69, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Instruments & Supplies industry. The target price for Baxter International Inc. is 50.25. Currently Baxter International Inc. is trading with a P/E of 5.55, and a forward P/E of 24.65. Average volume for Baxter International Inc. is 8235.77 and so far today it is 844897.

Performance in the last year for Baxter International Inc. has been 16.01%. For EPS growth, Baxter International Inc. has seen a growth of -79.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.04%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -21.40% over the last five years and could be 12.22% for the next five years. Baxter International Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -70.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 121.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.41%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 17.94%.

Since the IPO date for Baxter International Inc. on the 10/27/1981, Baxter International Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 26.72%. With Baxter International Inc. trading at 48.05, the dividend yield is 1.08%, and the EPS is 8.66.

So could Baxter International Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 5.55. The PEG is 0.45, P/S is 2.66 and the P/B is at 2.94. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Baxter International Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Baxter International Inc. has a gross margin of 40.20%, an operating margin of 7.30% and a profit margin of 47.70%.Payout ratio for Baxter International Inc. is 3.90%. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 3.40%.

Insider ownership for Baxter International Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 90.50%. Outstanding shares are at 556.86. While shares float is 551.23. The float short is currently 3.79%, and short ratio is 2.53.

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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