This Investment is Ticking All the Boxes and Then Some: Baxter International Inc.

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Baxter International Inc. kicked off the trading day on 09/10/19 with a price decrease of -1.48%, equivalent to -$1.29 relative change for the day. Taking a more long-term approach, BAX had a 52-week range of $61.05 to $89.93. At the time of this article’s publishing, this stock is trading at $85.91 after starting the trading session at $86.76. At the time of writing, this stock’s 50-day Moving Average stands at $84.88, while the 200-day Moving Average of this stock is currently $76.42.

Currently, this company’s share volume is sitting at $3,837,019, but has maintained average daily volume of $2.20M. This stock has generated an average Year to Date volume of $2.68 million, alongside an average 20-day volume of $2.23 million. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $510.00 million, simultaneously with a float of $509.92 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $43.81 billion.

Baxter International Inc.(BAX) Ownership Data

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are behaving with this stock. Baxter International Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.10%, in contrast to 87.50% institutional ownership. According to the most recent latest insider trade that took place on Sep 05 this organization’s SVP, Chief Quality Officer sold 5,934 at the rate of 88.12, making the entire transaction hit 522,904 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 3,089. Preceding that transaction, on Aug 19 Company’s Director exercised an option 7,950 at a price of 33.18, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 263,805. This particular insider is now the holder of 44,862 in total.

If we take a glance at the Ownership summary of Baxter International Inc.’s stock, Institutional holders make up 87.50% of its total stock ownership. All together, they are the legal holders of 510.00M shares. If we focus on the top 3 stockholders for this publicly-traded organization, The Vanguard Group, Inc. owns 36,449,224 shares, with Wellington Management Co. LLP in 2nd place owning 32,853,752 shares and BlackRock Fund Advisors in third place with total ownership of 25,788,547 shares.

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Earnings and Revenue Data

In the latest quarterly report that this company released, which was put into the public domain on 6/29/2019, the organization reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $0.81) by $0.08.

This company achieved a net margin of 14.28 while generating a return on equity of 19.17. Baxter International Inc.’s full-quarter revenue increased by 3.97%, when compared against the year-ago quarter. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.89 per share during the current fiscal year.

Baxter International Inc.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 10.50%, and is forecasted to reach 11.31% in the upcoming year. Looking at the long run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 10.73% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 35.30% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Additional Trading Performance Indicators

Now turning our attention to the current performance indicators for Baxter International Inc., this organization’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 2.10. The company has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 1.74. Alongside those, its PE Ratio stands at $32.88, and its Beta score is 0.99.

Another valuable indicator worth considering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 3.95 for this organization. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 59.86. Plus, this company’s price to book ratio for the last three-month fiscal period reported is 5.61, whereas its price to cash per share for the last quarter landed at 5.74.

In the same vein, BAX’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months was posted at 2.61, a figure that is expected to reach 0.84 in the next reported quarter, and analysts expect it will be 11.31% at the market close of one year from today’s date.