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Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 25909.44. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Baxter International Inc. is 47.47 (with a change from open of 0.23%), this in conjunction with a target price of 50.41. Volume today has so far reached 1090374, with an average volume of about 4163.56. The GAP for this stock, is 0.17%.

The P/E ratio is 5.46, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 23.99. The current EPS for Baxter International Inc., is 8.66, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -79.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 25.01%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Baxter International Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 14.33% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 14.22%. Quarter over quarter is 265.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -21.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -4.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 87.50%. Shares outstanding is 548, while shares float is at a value of 542.79. Float short for Baxter International Inc. is 3.25% and the short ratio is 4.24.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.25, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.37. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.8, and the quick ratio is 1.4. The most recent gross margin is 39.00% and their operating margin is -13.50%. The profit margin is 47.70%.

Baxter International Inc. has seen returns on assets of 25.80%, and on investment, 3.40%. Return on equity is 56.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.38. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.58, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.04 and Price/cash is 9.85, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 33.26.

The simple moving averages are 0.79% and 12.78% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.81% and the 52 week low is 49.25%.

Baxter International Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.10%, with a current price of 47.47. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 5.40%. This is in an industry, Medical Instruments & Supplies, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Baxter International Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry means that Baxter International Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 4.86%, with performance for the month coming to -1.18%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 6.69%, and for the half year the performance is 31.60%. Volatility for this week is 2.24% and for the month this is 1.57%.

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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