NYSE:BAX - Baxter International Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $69.12 +0.86 (+1.26 %) (As of 01/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$68.26Today's Range$68.1450 - $69.3952-Week Range$61.05 - $78.38Volume6.28 million shsAverage Volume4.28 million shsMarket Capitalization$35.94 billionP/E Ratio27.87Dividend Yield1.13%Beta0.96 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions 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 Current SymbolNYSE:BAX Previous Symbol CUSIP07181310 Webwww.baxter.com Phone224-948-2000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.38 Current Ratio2.60 Quick Ratio1.96Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio27.87 Forward P/E Ratio23.04 P/E Growth1.68 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$10.56 billion Price / Sales3.48 Cash Flow$4.0139 per share Price / Cash Flow17.22 Book Value$16.73 per share Price / Book4.13Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.48 Net Income$717 million Net Margins10.90% Return on Equity17.67% Return on Assets9.49%Miscellaneous Employees47,000 Outstanding Shares532,140,000Market Cap$35.94 billion OptionableOptionable 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, November 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.10%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 30th. View Baxter International's Dividend History. How will Baxter International's stock buyback program work? Baxter International declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Tuesday, November 13th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 6.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Baxter International's earnings last quarter? Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 31st. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.06. The medical instruments supplier had revenue of $2.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.79 billion. Baxter International had a return on equity of 17.67% and a net margin of 10.90%. Baxter International's revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.64 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 Thursday, January 31st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Baxter International. What guidance has Baxter International issued on next quarter's earnings? Baxter International updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.71-0.73 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.77. Baxter International also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $2.98-3.00 EPS. What price target have analysts set for BAX? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Baxter International's shares. Their predictions range from $70.00 to $85.00. On average, they expect Baxter International's share price to reach $76.1250 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Baxter International. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Baxter International? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Baxter International in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Baxter International. Has Baxter International been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about BAX stock have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Baxter International earned a coverage optimism score of -2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the medical instruments supplier a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. 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), ResMed (RMD), ABIOMED (ABMD), DexCom (DXCM), Teleflex (TFX), Hill-Rom (HRC), Haemonetics (HAE), ICU Medical (ICUI), Penumbra (PEN), Insulet (PODD) and Globus Medical (GMED). 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) Who are Baxter International's major shareholders? Baxter International's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.08%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.06%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%), Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.03%), Palisade Asset Management LLC (0.03%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%). 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 institutional investors are selling Baxter International stock? BAX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sit Investment Associates Inc., Boston Advisors LLC, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Carroll Financial Associates Inc., Oakbrook Investments LLC, First Midwest Bank Trust Division and DNB Asset Management AS. 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, John D Forsyth, Peter S Hellman, Scott Pleau and Third Point Llc. View Insider Buying and Selling for Baxter International. Which institutional investors are buying Baxter International stock? BAX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Meeder Asset Management Inc., New England Research & Management Inc., Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Palisade Asset Management LLC, BKD Wealth Advisors LLC and Retirement Systems of Alabama. 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 $69.12. How big of a company is Baxter International? Baxter International has a market capitalization of $35.94 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. What is Baxter International's official website? The official website for Baxter International is http://www.baxter.com. 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: 568 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 503 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,071MarketBeat'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 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Call Option?