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Baxter International (BAX) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.06 (-0.18%)
(As of 03:58 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
2.67 million shs
Average Volume
3.86 million shs
Market Capitalization
$17.24 billion
P/E Ratio
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Baxter International MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.20 Rating Score
33.3% Upside
$45.18 Price Target
Short Interest
1.56% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.31mentions of Baxter International in the last 14 days
Based on 21 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $2.91 to $3.19 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.93 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

43rd out of 931 stocks

Surgical & Medical Instruments Industry

10th out of 101 stocks

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About Baxter International Stock (NYSE:BAX)

Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops and provides a portfolio of healthcare products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Medical Products and Therapies, Healthcare Systems and Technologies, Pharmaceuticals, and Kidney Care. The company offers sterile intravenous (IV) solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition therapies; generic injectable pharmaceuticals; surgical hemostat and sealant products, advanced surgical equipment; smart bed systems; patient monitoring and diagnostic technologies; and respiratory health devices, as well as advanced equipment for the surgical space, including surgical video technologies, precision positioning devices, and other accessories. It also provides administrative sets; adhesion prevention products; inhaled anesthesia; drug compounding; chronic and acute dialysis therapies and services, including peritoneal dialysis (PD), hemodialysis (HD), continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT), and other organ support therapies. The company's products are used in hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, ambulatory surgery 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 products; and a collaborative research agreement with Miromatrix Medical Inc. aiming to advance care for patients with acute liver failure. Baxter International Inc. was incorporated in 1931 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Surgical & medical instruments
Health Care Equipment
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
10 Analysts


Net Income
$2.66 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$14.81 billion
Cash Flow
$5.23 per share
Book Value
$16.69 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$17.24 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Jose E. Almeida (Age 62)
    Chairman of the Board, President & CEO
    Comp: $3.62M
  • Mr. Joel T. Grade (Age 53)
    Executive VP & CFO
    Comp: $829.82k
  • Ms. Heather Knight (Age 52)
    Executive VP & Group President of Medical Products and Therapies
    Comp: $1.63M
  • Mr. Alok Sonig B.E. (Age 52)
    Mba, Executive VP & Group President of Pharmaceuticals
    Comp: $1.56M
  • Mr. Christopher A. Toth (Age 44)
    Executive VP & Group President of Kidney Care
    Comp: $5.26M
  • Ms. Tobi Karchmer M.D.
    M.S., Senior VP and Chief Medical & Scientific Officer
  • Ms. Clare Trachtman
    Vice President of Investor Relations
  • Mr. David S. Rosenbloom (Age 64)
    Executive VP & General Counsel
    Comp: $776.51k
  • Ms. Stacey Eisen
    ?Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer & Corporate Marketing?
  • Ms. Jeanne K. Mason Ph.D.Ms. Jeanne K. Mason Ph.D. (Age 68)
    ?Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
    Comp: $1.99M

BAX Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Baxter International stock right now?

10 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Baxter International in the last twelve months. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" BAX shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in BAX, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Baxter International's stock price target for 2024?

10 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Baxter International's stock. Their BAX share price targets range from $36.00 to $56.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $45.18 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 33.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have BAX shares performed in 2024?

Baxter International's stock was trading at $38.66 at the beginning of the year. Since then, BAX shares have decreased by 12.3% and is now trading at $33.90.
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Are investors shorting Baxter International?

Baxter International saw a drop in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 7,970,000 shares, a drop of 20.5% from the April 30th total of 10,020,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,830,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days.
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When is Baxter International's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 25th 2024.
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How were Baxter International's earnings last quarter?

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) released its earnings results on Thursday, May, 2nd. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.04. The medical instruments supplier earned $3.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.55 billion. Baxter International had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.47% and a net margin of 17.79%. Baxter International's revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.59 EPS.
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How often does Baxter International pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Baxter International?

Baxter International announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.29 per share on Monday, July 1st. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 31st.
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Is Baxter International a good dividend stock?

Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.42%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 8 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 22.31%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, BAX will have a dividend payout ratio of 36.36% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Baxter International issued on next quarter's earnings?

Baxter International issued an update on its second quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 0.650-0.670 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 0.670. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.7 billion-$3.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.8 billion.

What is José (Joe) Almeida's approval rating as Baxter International's CEO?

506 employees have rated Baxter International Chief Executive Officer José (Joe) Almeida on José (Joe) Almeida has an approval rating of 85% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Baxter International own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Baxter International investors own include Xtrackers California Municipal Bond ETF (CA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Pfizer (PFE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Procter & Gamble (PG), AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

Who are Baxter International's major shareholders?

Baxter International's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.77%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.24%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.23%), Pensioenfonds Rail & OV (0.17%), California State Teachers Retirement System (0.15%) and Cincinnati Insurance Co. (0.14%). Insiders that own company stock include Albert P L Stroucken, Brian Stevens, Jacqueline Kunzler and Jeanne K Mason.
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How do I buy shares of Baxter International?

Shares of BAX stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Baxter International have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Baxter International: ApaTech Limited, Baxter (China) Investment Co. Ltd, Baxter (Hellas) EPE, Baxter (India) Private Limited, Baxter AO, Baxter Belgium SPRL, Baxter Company Ltd, Baxter Corporation (Canada), Baxter Corporation Englewood, Baxter Deutschland GmbH, Baxter Distribution Center Europe SA, Baxter Healthcare (Guangzhou) Company Ltd, Baxter Healthcare (Shanghai) Company Ltd., Baxter Healthcare (Suzhou) Company Ltd, Baxter Healthcare (Thailand) Company Limited, Baxter Healthcare (Tianjin) Co. Ltd., Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Baxter Healthcare Limited, Baxter Healthcare Limited (Hong Kong China), Baxter Healthcare Limited (Taiwan), Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd, Baxter Healthcare SA, Baxter Healthcare SA (Singapore Woodlands Branch), Baxter Healthcare Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Baxter Holding B.V., Baxter Hospitalar Ltda., Baxter Incorporated, Baxter Innovations & Business Solutions Private Limited (India), Baxter Limited, Baxter Manufacturing (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Baxter Medical AB, Baxter Oncology GmbH, Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions LLC, Baxter Pharmaceuticals (Asia) Pte Ltd., Baxter Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd., Baxter Polska Sp. z o.o., Baxter Productos Medicos Ltda., Baxter R and D Europe SPRL, Baxter S.A. de C.V., Baxter S.A.S., Baxter S.L., Baxter S.p.A., Baxter SA, Baxter Sales and Distribution LLC, Baxter Services Europe SA, Baxter Shared Services & Competencies Limited, Baxter de Guatemala Sociedad Anonima, Bieffe Medital S.p.A., Cheetah Medical, Cheetah Medical (Israel) Ltd., Cheetah Medical (UK) Limited, Cheetah Medical Inc., Gambro AB, Gambro Dasco S.p.A., Gambro Dialysatoren GmbH, Gambro Industries SAS, Gambro Lundia AB, Gambro Renal Products Inc., Laboratorios Baxter S.A., RTS Colombia SAS, Synovis Life Technologies Inc., and Synovis Micro Companies Alliance Inc..
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This page (NYSE:BAX) was last updated on 5/28/2024 by Staff

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