NYSE:BAX - Baxter International Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $71.72 +0.14 (+0.20 %) (As of 08/17/2018 01:19 PM ET)Previous Close$71.71Today's Range$71.05 - $71.7552-Week Range$60.53 - $76.51Volume42,362 shsAverage Volume3.08 million shsMarket Capitalization$38.20 billionP/E Ratio28.80Dividend Yield1.07%Beta0.77 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Baxter International Inc. provides a portfolio of healthcare products. The company operates through North and South America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific segments. It 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. The company 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 by patients at home under physician supervision. The company sells its products through direct sales force, 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. Receive BAX News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BAX and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Surgical & medical instruments Sub-IndustryHealth Care Equipment SectorMedical SymbolNYSE:BAX CUSIP07181310 Webwww.baxter.com Phone224-948-2000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.39 Current Ratio2.62 Quick Ratio2.00 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio28.80 Forward P/E Ratio24.07 P/E Growth1.79 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$10.56 billion Price / Sales3.63 Cash Flow$3.9342 per share Price / Cash18.23 Book Value$16.73 per share Price / Book4.29 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.48 Net Income$717 million Net Margins8.29% Return on Equity16.63% Return on Assets8.92% Miscellaneous Employees47,000 Outstanding Shares534,270,000Market Cap$38.20 billion Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) Frequently Asked Questions What is Baxter International's stock symbol? Baxter International trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BAX." How often does Baxter International pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Baxter International? Baxter International announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 17th. Investors of record on Friday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th. View Baxter International's Dividend History. How will Baxter International's stock buyback program work? Baxter International announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, February 21st 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were Baxter International's earnings last quarter? Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 26th. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.06. The medical instruments supplier earned $2.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.83 billion. Baxter International had a return on equity of 16.63% and a net margin of 8.29%. Baxter International's revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.63 EPS. View Baxter International's Earnings History. When is Baxter International's next earnings date? Baxter International is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Baxter International. What guidance has Baxter International issued on next quarter's earnings? Baxter International updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.94-3.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.89. Baxter International also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.72-0.74 EPS. What price target have analysts set for BAX? 13 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Baxter International's stock. Their forecasts range from $62.00 to $85.00. On average, they expect Baxter International's stock price to reach $75.6154 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Baxter International. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Baxter International? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Baxter International in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Baxter International. Who are some of Baxter International's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Baxter International include 3M (MMM), Becton Dickinson and (BDX), Stryker (SYK), Boston Scientific (BSX), FRESENIUS SE &/S (FSNUY), ABIOMED (ABMD), ResMed (RMD), DexCom (DXCM), Teleflex (TFX), Hill-Rom (HRC), ICU Medical (ICUI), Integra Lifesciences (IART), Haemonetics (HAE), Globus Medical (GMED) and Insulet (PODD). Who are Baxter International's key executives? Baxter International's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. José E. Almeida, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 56)Mr. James K. Saccaro, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 45)Mr. Sean Martin, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 55)Mr. Brik V. Eyre, Sr. VP & Pres of Americas (Age 54)Mr. Giuseppe Accogli, Sr. VP & Pres of Global Bus.es (Age 47) Has Baxter International been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about BAX stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Baxter International earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 46.32 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Baxter International. Who are Baxter International's major shareholders? Baxter International's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.82%), FMR LLC (5.36%), Veritas Asset Management LLP (1.65%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.07%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.82%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.75%). Company insiders that own Baxter International stock include Albert P L Stroucken, Brik V Eyre, Carole J Shapazian, Giuseppe Accogli, James R Gavin III, Jeanne K Mason, John D Forsyth, Peter S Hellman, Scott Pleau, Third Point Llc and Thomas T Stallkamp. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Baxter International. Which major investors are selling Baxter International stock? BAX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Partner Fund Management L.P., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Veritas Asset Management LLP, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Starboard Value LP and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Baxter International company stock in the last year include Brik V Eyre, Carole J Shapazian, Giuseppe Accogli, James R Gavin III, Jeanne K Mason, John D Forsyth, Peter S Hellman, Scott Pleau, Third Point Llc and Thomas T Stallkamp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Baxter International. Which major investors are buying Baxter International stock? BAX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Voya Investment Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, SPF Beheer BV, Marshall Wace LLP, Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp and Putnam Investments LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Baxter International. How do I buy shares of Baxter International? Shares of BAX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Baxter International's stock price today? One share of BAX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $71.73. How big of a company is Baxter International? Baxter International has a market capitalization of $38.20 billion and generates $10.56 billion in revenue each year. The medical instruments supplier earns $717 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.48 on an earnings per share basis. Baxter International employs 47,000 workers across the globe. How can I contact Baxter International? Baxter International's mailing address is One Baxter Parkway, DEERFIELD IL, 60015. The medical instruments supplier can be reached via phone at 224-948-2000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Baxter International (NYSE BAX)Community Ranking: 2.7 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 540 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 469 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,009MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Baxter International and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BAX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BAX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 8/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the NASDAQ?