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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX)?

The company in question is, Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) currently with a stock price of 45.94 (-0.36% today). The market cap for Baxter International Inc. is 25557.38, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Instruments & Supplies industry. The target price for Baxter International Inc. is 48.55. Currently Baxter International Inc. is trading with a P/E of 6.98, and a forward P/E of 24.34. Average volume for Baxter International Inc. is 10230.71 and so far today it is 919109.

Performance in the last year for Baxter International Inc. has been 23.73%. For EPS growth, Baxter International Inc. has seen a growth of -79.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 15.42%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -21.40% over the last five years and could be 11.60% for the next five years. Baxter International Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 686.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.53%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.04%.

Since the IPO date for Baxter International Inc. on the 10/27/1981, Baxter International Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 21.55%. With Baxter International Inc. trading at 45.94, the dividend yield is 1.13%, and the EPS is 6.61.

So could Baxter International Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 6.98. The PEG is 0.6, P/S is 2.57 and the P/B is at 2.81. The P/cash is 7.42, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Baxter International Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.1, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.23, and total debt/equity at 0.37.

In terms of margins, Baxter International Inc. has a gross margin of 41.00%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Baxter International Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 3.40%.

Insider ownership for Baxter International Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 90.30%. Outstanding shares are at 554.39. While shares float is 551.23. The float short is currently 4.01%, and short ratio is 2.16.

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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