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How to buy Baxter International stock in Canada

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Baxter International Inc is a medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. Baxter International shares (BAX.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Baxter International employs 50,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.5 billion.

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Baxter International share price

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Baxter International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$68.4967 - $94.3589
50-day moving average $79.8624
200-day moving average $81.4355
Wall St. target price$93.71
PE ratio 44.9972
Dividend yield $0.98 (1.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.767

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Is it a good time to buy Baxter International stock?

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Is Baxter International under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

Baxter International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 45x. In other words, Baxter International shares trade at around 45x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

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 2.5939. 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 USD$2.8 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 USD$11.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.81%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.48%
Return on equity TTM 11.35%
Profit margin 7.9%
Book value $16.772
Market capitalisation USD$40.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Baxter International shares

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  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "BAX.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 7.1 million Baxter International shares held short by investors – that's known as Baxter International's "short interest". This figure is 37.1% up from 5.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Baxter International shares can be evaluated.

Baxter International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Baxter International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Baxter International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Baxter International shares traded daily (recently around 3.1 million). Baxter International's SIR currently stands at 2.32. In other words for every 100,000 Baxter International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2320 shares are currently held short.

However Baxter International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Baxter International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Baxter International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Baxter International's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Baxter International shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0139% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Baxter International shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Baxter International.

Find out more about how you can short Baxter International stock.

Baxter International's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Baxter International.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Baxter International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.49

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Baxter International's overall score of 24.49 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 47th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Baxter International is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Baxter International's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.01/100

Baxter International's environmental score of 1.01 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Baxter International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Baxter International's social score

Social score: 16.22/100

Baxter International's social score of 16.22 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Baxter International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Baxter International's governance score

Governance score: 6.28/100

Baxter International's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Baxter International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Baxter International's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Baxter International scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Baxter International hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Baxter International Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 24.49
Total ESG percentile 47.44
Environmental score 1.01
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 16.22
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 6.28
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 3

Baxter International share dividends

29%

Dividend payout ratio: 29.29% of net profits

Recently Baxter International has paid out, on average, around 29.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.23% 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 1.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Baxter International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.98 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 4 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Baxter International's shares ever split?

Baxter International's shares were split on a 1841:1000 basis on 1 July 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 $68.4967 up to $94.3589. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BAX.US volatility(beta: 0.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.646. 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. The company operates through North and South America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific segments. The company offers peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis, and additional dialysis therapies and services; renal replacement therapies and other organ support therapies focused in the intensive care unit; sterile intravenous (IV) solutions, IV therapies, infusion pumps, administration sets, and drug reconstitution devices; and parenteral nutrition therapies. It also provides biological products and medical devices, and surgical hemostat and sealant products used in surgical procedures for hemostasis, tissue sealing, and adhesion prevention; premixed and oncology drug platforms, inhaled anesthesia and critical care products, and pharmacy compounding services; and generic injectable pharmaceuticals. 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. It has an agreement with Celerity Pharmaceutical, LLC to develop acute care generic injectable premix and oncolytic molecules. Baxter International Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

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