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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 4090.72, and so far today it has a volume of 3303300. Performance year to date since the 10/27/1981 is 25.57%.

To help you determine whether Baxter International Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 5.48 and forward P/E is 24.07. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Baxter International Inc. has a value for PEG of 0.42. P/S ratio is 2.57 and the P/B ratio is 3.06. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.82 and 33.16 respectively.

At the current price Baxter International Inc. is trading at, 47.49 (-1.47% today), Baxter International Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.09%, 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 14.38% after growing -79.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 265.10%, and 4.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 543.89, and the number of shares float is 542.79. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 87.70%. The float short is 3.25%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.31. 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 -3.77%, with 49.31% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.64% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.26%.

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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