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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 26128.47. It is in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 5.54, a forward P/E of 24.37 and EPS of 8.66. At a stock price of 47.72 (-0.54%) it has a dividend yield of 1.08%.

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 14.21% and more long-term 12.63% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 94.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -4.90% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -77.00%.

For performance, Baxter International Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.54%. For the last month performance for Baxter International Inc. is 4.08%. While the last quarter is 10.23% and half year, 23.85%. Finally for the year, performance is 30.64%.

The 52-week high for Baxter International Inc., is at -3.58%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 49.62%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.31% and 15.14% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.04%, and for the month it is 1.27%. Baxter International Inc., has a target price of 50.25.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.25, and for total debt/equity Baxter International Inc. has 0.37. The gross margin is 39.00%, while operating margin is -13.50%, the profit margin is 47.70%. The current ratio is 1.8 and the quick ratio is 1.4.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 87.60%. Baxter International Inc. has a payout ratio of 5.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 544.57. The shares float is 542.81, with the float short at 3.73%, with short ratio coming to 4.5.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Baxter International Inc., get 25.80%, with its returns on investment at 3.40%. Return on equity is 56.10%. 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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