Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 33.63 B. 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 61.23 (with a change from open of -0.08%), this in conjunction with a target price of 61.14. Volume today has so far reached 24558, with an average volume of about 2999.77. The GAP for this stock, is -0.03%.
The P/E ratio is 18.27, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 23.86. The current EPS for Baxter International Inc., is 3.36, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 15.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 38.25%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Baxter International Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 13.22% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.97%. Quarter over quarter is -91.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 18.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -6.10%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 86.40%. Shares outstanding is 548.64, while shares float is at a value of 543.12. Float short for Baxter International Inc. is 1.23% and the short ratio is 2.22.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.32, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.32. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.7, and the quick ratio is 2.1. The most recent gross margin is 38.80% and their operating margin is 20.30%. The profit margin is 18.10%.
Baxter International Inc. has seen returns on assets of 11.80%, and on investment, 5.30%. Return on equity is 21.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.41. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.28, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.82 and Price/cash is 11.77, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 27.06.
The simple moving averages are 1.52% and 19.87% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.47% and the 52 week low is 41.97%.
Baxter International Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.04%, with a current price of 61.23. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 15.30%. 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 1.89%, with performance for the month coming to 5.91%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 14.52%, and for the half year the performance is 30.93%. Volatility for this week is 1.14% and for the month this is 1.25%.
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