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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 3889.4, and so far today it has a volume of 4242600. Performance year to date since the 10/27/1981 is 22.10%.

To help you determine whether Baxter International Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 5.33 and forward P/E is 23.45. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Baxter International Inc. has a value for PEG of 0.42. P/S ratio is 2.49 and the P/B ratio is 2.97. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.53 and 32.19 respectively.

At the current price Baxter International Inc. is trading at, 46.18 (-1.18% today), Baxter International Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.13%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 5.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 8.66, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 14.21% after growing -79.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 94.60%, and -77.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 542.97, and the number of shares float is 542.81. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 87.50%. The float short is 3.84%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.36. Management has seen a return on assets of 25.80%, and also a return on investment of 3.40%.

The ability for Baxter International Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.8, and quick ratio is 1.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.25 and total debt/equity is 0.37. In terms of margins, Baxter International Inc. has a gross margin of 39.00%, with its operating margin at -13.50%, and Baxter International Inc. has a profit margin of 47.70%.

The 52 week high is -6.43%, with 45.20% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.35% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.96%.

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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