BAX - Baxter International Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
74.33
-0.06 (-0.08%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close74.39
Open74.59
Bid74.01 x 900
Ask75.00 x 1200
Day's Range73.38 - 74.86
52 Week Range61.05 - 82.25
Volume3,862,561
Avg. Volume2,866,712
Market Cap37.991B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.16
PE Ratio (TTM)24.95
EPS (TTM)2.98
Earnings DateApr 25, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.76 (0.93%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-02-28
1y Target Est82.38
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  • Analysts Estimate Baxter International (BAX) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for
    Zacks2 days ago

    Analysts Estimate Baxter International (BAX) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for

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  • Business Wire4 days ago

    Baxter to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference 2019

    Baxter International Inc. (BAX), a leading global medical products company, will present at the 2019 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference in Las Vegas on May 15, 2019. Jay Saccaro, Baxter’s chief financial officer, is scheduled to present at 8:40 a.m. Pacific Time. With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter’s employees worldwide are now building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations.

  • How Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) Could Add Value To Your Portfolio
    Simply Wall St.4 days ago

    How Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) Could Add Value To Your Portfolio

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  • The Future Keeps Looking Better and Better for BAX Stock
    InvestorPlace5 days ago

    The Future Keeps Looking Better and Better for BAX Stock

    Good news continues to benefit Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) stock. The Deerfield, Illinois-based medical equipment company received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its latest version of Floseal. Floseal already led the industry among blood-clotting solutions, so how it affects BAX stock remains unclear.Source: Shutterstock However, with a demographic trend that continues to favor all things healthcare, it serves as yet another reason to buy Baxter International stock. Baxter Improves FlosealBaxter just received approval from the FDA for its next generation of its Floseal Hemostatic Matrix. The company designed Floseal to stop bleeding during surgeries when more conventional procedures fail. The company reduced both the components and the steps to prepare by 20% in this latest version.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Marijuana Companies: Which Pot Stocks Should You Buy? Floseal has become a success for Baxter. Despite its higher price, it comes out ahead of Surgiflo, the competing product produced by Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE:JNJ) Ethicon. The Bulls and BAX stockInterestingly, despite the compelling benefits Floseal appears to offer, it may not affect BAX significantly. The Advanced Surgery division which produces Floseal remains one of the company's smaller divisions. The Renal Care, Medication Delivery, Pharmaceuticals, and Clinical Nutrition divisions all generate more revenue for the company.Moreover, the slow, steady increases in BAX began 3.5 years ago. It traded at just under $33 per share in the fall of 2015. Today, it has risen to over $79 per share. This places it just shy of its all-time high of $82.25 per share where it peaked last month.BAX also continues a pace of steady profit growth, which should rise to double-digit levels next year. Moreover, it trades at a forward price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 21.3. This places its multiple close to long-term averages. It also makes it a cheaper stock than another peer, Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) Medicare Is Key for BAXIn most cases, I would call a stock with such metrics a hold. However, demographics provide a catalyst that will help BAX for now even if it failed to improve its products. The baby boom generation continues to age into Medicare at a rapid pace. A similar trend has appeared in other countries. This population's need for more medical care almost guarantees an increase in profits for BAX over the next few years.The peak of the baby boom occurred in 1957. Hence, age-ins to Medicare will peak 65 years after that year, meaning 2022. For this reason, I would expect at least three more years of a rising BAX.This trend has already helped take the financials higher. Both revenue and dividends for BAX have risen every year since 2016. The 0.95% yield on the dividend probably will not motivate investors to buy. However, the annual increases for the payout likely reflect the bullish sentiment. The Bottom Line on BAX StockAlthough a better Floseal should bring improved revenues to Baxter, demographics will continue to serve as the driving force behind BAX. As the leading product for blood clotting, the enhanced version of Floseal should help ensure that Baxter maintains its lead over Ethicon's Surgiflo.Still, the millions of baby boomers entering Medicare will more than likely remain the number one reason to buy BAX stock. With a greater need for care and the backing behind Medicare to pay, Baxter will benefit from this growing book of business for years to come.The market will always welcome product improvements. Despite this benefit, the growth in BAX will remain tied primarily to Medicare age-ins for the foreseeable future.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Internet Stocks to Watch * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back Compare Brokers The post The Future Keeps Looking Better and Better for BAX Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Business Wire11 days ago

    Baxter Unveils the Latest Evolution of Floseal at AORN Meeting

    Baxter International Inc. (BAX), a global leader in advancing surgical innovation, today announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for faster preparation of its leading hemostatic product, Floseal Hemostatic Matrix, at the 2019 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference and Expo. This next generation of Floseal has 20 percent fewer components and steps to prepare,1 making it easier and faster for operating room (OR) nurses to get Floseal in the hands of surgeons to help stop bleeding during procedures. The new design will be on display at Baxter’s AORN booth #1624.

  • Business Wire16 days ago

    Baxter to Host Webcast of Annual Meeting of Stockholders

    Baxter International Inc. (BAX), a leading global medical products company, will host a webcast of its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9 a.m. Central Daylight Time. The live webcast of Baxter’s presentation along with the accompanying slides will be accessible from Baxter’s website at www.baxter.com.

  • Here is What Third Point Thinks About Baxter International Inc. (BAX)
    Insider Monkey18 days ago

    Here is What Third Point Thinks About Baxter International Inc. (BAX)

    At the end of February 2019, Daniel Loeb's Third Point published its Q4 2018 Investor Letter, in which it shared its views on a few companies from its 13F portfolio. You can track a copy of the letter - here. Among the stocks it discussed was Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), the fund's largest position. The […]

  • Markit18 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Baxter International Inc.

    Baxter International Inc NYSE:BAXView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for BAX with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting BAX. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding BAX are favorable, with net inflows of $11.54 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Healthcare sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. BAX credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels of the last 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Is Baxter International Inc.’s (NYSE:BAX) 14% ROCE Any Good?
    Simply Wall St.19 days ago

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  • Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Right Now
    Insider Monkey23 days ago

    Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Right Now

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  • Baxter Showcases PN Product Portfolio at ASPEN Conference
    Zacks23 days ago

    Baxter Showcases PN Product Portfolio at ASPEN Conference

    The launch of Clinolipid will be a crucial step toward Baxter's (BAX) goal of strengthening its lipid portfolio and offering enhanced health care to malnourished patients.

  • Moving Average Crossover Alert: Baxter International
    Zacks24 days ago

    Moving Average Crossover Alert: Baxter International

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  • Business Wire25 days ago

    Baxter Highlights Advancements in Clinical Nutrition at ASPEN Conference

    Reinforces the company’s efforts to innovate nutrition formulations and delivery mechanisms to meet the needs of patients

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  • Baxter (BAX) Soars to 52-Week High, Time to Cash Out?
    Zacks29 days ago

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  • MS Global Franchise Fund's Top 5 Buys of the 4th Quarter
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    Morgan Stanley Institutional Global Franchise Fund Buys Baxter International Inc, Heineken NV

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  • Baxter's (BAX) New Tie Up to Boost Acute Therapies Business
    Zackslast month

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    Baxter's (BAX) Acute Therapies business is expected to grow 7-8% in 2019.

  • Business Wirelast month

    Baxter and bioMérieux Announce Collaboration to Improve Identification and Treatment of Acute Kidney Injury

    Baxter International Inc. (BAX), a global leader in acute care, and bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, announced an agreement to develop future biomarkers with the goal to rapidly identify and inform treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI). The announcement was made at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) this week.