Shares Look to Rebound After Slow Week: Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX)

14 January, 2018, 10:11 | Author: Regina Silva

Bank of America raised shares of Baxter International from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Nucor Corp now has $22.08B valuation. The stock increased 0.54% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $74.78. About 236,086 shares traded. Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTCMKTS:VBIO) has 0.00% since January 10, 2017 and is. The insider Shapazian Carole J sold $247,672. (NYSE:FBC) for 135,461 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Baxter International (NYSE:BAX), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. The rating was initiated by Raymond James on Wednesday, August 30 with "Buy". BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $70.0 target in Wednesday, October 11 report. Baxter International has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $68.64. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with "Hold" on Thursday, August 17. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of BAX in report on Thursday, October 26 with "Overweight" rating. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Tuesday, November 29 by Macquarie Research. Baxter International's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 34.59%. As per Thursday, April 14, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. Its up 0.02, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 10 investors sold ENSG shares while 47 reduced holdings. Based on the recent close, the shares have dropped -1.21% over the past five trading days. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 124,609 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,130,737.25. Stephens Incorporated Ar holds 0.02% or 13,744 shares in its portfolio. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 136,343 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt stated it has 0% in Anchor Bancorp (NASDAQ:ANCB). Dnb Asset Mngmt As reported 39,198 shares. Royal Bank of Canada restated a "hold" rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Baxter International in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Waldron Lp owns 4,842 shares or 0.08% of their USA portfolio. Golub Grp Ltd Liability Co accumulated 23,020 shares. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.56 earnings per share. Advisory Svcs Ltd Com owns 0.12% invested in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Hhr Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Dicks Sporting Goods Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.50 billion market cap company. Century invested in 0% or 83,901 shares.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $2.16 million activity. Hourglass Capital Llc sold 14,480 shares as the company's stock declined 9.43% while stock markets rallied.

Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. $555,538 worth of stock was sold by STALLKAMP THOMAS T on Tuesday, September 5. 9,440 shares valued at $583,014 were sold by FORSYTH JOHN D on Friday, August 25.

Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Baxter International's Q3 2017 earnings at $0.58 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $2.18 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.57 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.64 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.45 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.95 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.27 EPS. Its up 0.05, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. 76 funds opened positions while 253 raised stakes. Washington Tru Bancshares invested in 0% or 458 shares. Baxter International has a 52-week low of $45.47 and a 52-week high of $69.65. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al sold 7,500 shares as Baxter Intl Inc (BAX)'s stock rose 15.04%.

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Analysts await Baxter International Inc. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has risen 32.55% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. (NYSE:BAX) for 6,712 shares. Foster Dykema Cabot & Co Ma holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc.

Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, January 2nd, Marketbeat reports. (NYSE:BAX) on Thursday, August 17.

In related news, SVP Jeanne K. Mason sold 33,350 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. Atria Ltd Liability reported 0.04% in Baxter International Inc. 19,400 are held by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys. Jnba Advsrs accumulated 219 shares. Citadel Advisors Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Mobile Mini, Inc.

Wall Street analysts are still seeing some upside to Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Associated Banc holds 0.02% or 5,762 shares. Next Financial Gp stated it has 0.03% in Baxter International Inc. After having $0.64 EPS previously, Baxter International Inc.'s analysts see -9.38% EPS growth. (NYSE:FBC) for 508,212 shares. About 723,043 shares traded. It also reduced Ishares Tr (SHY) stake by 327,600 shares and now owns 5,200 shares. Sabre Corp (NASDAQ:SABR) was reduced too. (NYSE:BAX). Penn Mgmt Company holds 0.15% in Baxter International Inc. Therefore 61% are positive. The firm's revenue was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Baxter International will post 2.43 EPS for the current fiscal year. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, November 25. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Panmure Gordon maintained it with "Buy" rating and GBX 185 target in Thursday, April 6 report. The company was maintained on Monday, November 13 by BMO Capital Markets. The hedge fund held 2.81 million shares of the other specialty stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $75.77 million, up from 2.16 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NASDAQ:NURO) on 7 of the 13 measures compared between the two companies. Company's return on equity, which is really just the product of the company's profit margin, asset turnover, and financial leverage ratios, is -357.60%, which is worse than the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry average ROE. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Leerink Swann.

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