How to buy Baxter International stock
Learn how to easily invest in Baxter International stock.
Baxter International is a medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. Baxter International shares (BAX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Baxter International employs 60,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $15.2 billion.
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Baxter International shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$37.70|
|52-week range||$36.82 - $56.72|
|50-day moving average||$43.25|
|200-day moving average||$44.03|
|Wall St. target price||$50.42|
|Dividend yield||$1.16 (3%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-5.59|
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Baxter International price performance over time
|1 week (2023-09-18)||-2.66%|
|1 month (2023-08-25)||-9.22%|
|3 months (2023-06-23)||-16.30%|
|6 months (2023-03-24)||-3.90%|
|1 year (2022-09-23)||-31.96%|
|2 years (2021-09-21)||N/A|
|3 years (2020-09-25)||78.5806|
|5 years (2018-09-25)||74.805|
Is Baxter International stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Baxter International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Baxter International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Baxter International's PEG ratio
Baxter International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6956. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Baxter International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Baxter International's EBITDA
Baxter International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Baxter International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Baxter International financials
|Revenue TTM||$15.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.65%|
|Gross profit TTM||$6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||-38.63%|
|Market Capitalization||$19.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Baxter International share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 40.85% of net profits
Recently Baxter International has paid out, on average, around 40.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Baxter International shareholders could enjoy a 3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Baxter International's case, that would currently equate to about $1.16 per share.
While Baxter International's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Baxter International may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Baxter International's most recent dividend payout was on 1 October 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Baxter International's shares ever split?
Baxter International's shares were split on a 1841:1000 basis on 30 June 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1841 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Baxter International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 45.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Baxter International shares which in turn could have impacted Baxter International's share price.
Baxter International share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Baxter International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.8228 up to $56.7173. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Baxter International's is 0.6124. This would suggest that Baxter International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Baxter International overview
Baxter International Inc. , through its subsidiaries, develops and provides a portfolio of healthcare products worldwide. The company offers peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis, and additional dialysis therapies and services; intravenous therapies, infusion pumps, administration sets, and drug reconstitution devices; premixed and oncology drug platforms, inhaled anesthesia and critical care products and pharmacy compounding services; parenteral nutrition therapies and related products; biological products and medical devices used in surgical procedures for hemostasis, tissue sealing and adhesion prevention; and continuous renal replacement therapies and other organ support therapies focused in the intensive care unit. It also provides connected care solutions, including devices, software, communications, and integration technologies; integrated patient monitoring and diagnostic technologies to help diagnose, treat, and manage a various illness and diseases, including respiratory therapy, cardiology, vision screening, and physical assessment; surgical video technologies, tables, lights, pendants, precision positioning devices and other accessories. In addition, the company offers contracted services to various pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. Its products are used in hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctors' offices, and patients at home under physician supervision. The company sells its products through direct sales force, as well as through independent distributors, drug wholesalers, and specialty pharmacy or other alternate site providers in approximately 100 countries.
Baxter International in the news
Baxter to Host Third-Quarter 2023 Financial Results Conference Call for Investors
Reasons to Retain Baxter International (BAX) in Your Portfolio
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky Notifies Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Investors of a Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Baxter International is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.272% of Baxter International shares are held by insiders and 89.076% by institutions. How many people work for Baxter International?
Latest data suggests 60,000 work at Baxter International. When does the fiscal year end for Baxter International?
Baxter International's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Baxter International based?
Baxter International's address is: One Baxter Parkway, Deerfield, IL, United States, 60015 What is Baxter International's ISIN number?
Baxter International's international securities identification number is: US0718131099 What is Baxter International's CUSIP number?
Baxter International's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 071813141
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