Baxter International (BAX) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.14
Press coverage about Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Baxter International earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 46.2588219463122 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Renal Dialysis Market Accretes Dramatically With A Whooping CAGR of ~7.1% by 2023; Confirms MRFR (medgadget.com)
- Baxter to Present at the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (finance.yahoo.com)
- New Report Shares Details About the Bone Glue Market (sbwire.com)
- Baxter International, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:BAX) : December 11, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Traders Alert on Unusual Volume Baxter International Inc. (BAX) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
Shares of Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) traded up $0.17 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $64.31. 2,576,990 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,689,546. The company has a market cap of $34,896.48, a P/E ratio of 26.47, a P/E/G ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 2.80 and a quick ratio of 2.22. Baxter International has a one year low of $43.81 and a one year high of $66.18.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.16 dividend. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. Baxter International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 34.41%.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on BAX. Bank of America reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Baxter International in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $66.00 price objective on shares of Baxter International in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Baxter International in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Barclays boosted their price objective on shares of Baxter International from $70.00 to $73.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Baxter International from $59.00 to $62.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $67.46.
In other Baxter International news, SVP Jeanne K. Mason sold 33,350 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.25, for a total value of $2,176,087.50. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 124,609 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,130,737.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Third Point Llc sold 5,000,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.23, for a total transaction of $321,150,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.05% of the company’s stock.
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Baxter International Company Profile
Baxter International Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides renal and hospital products. The Company operates through two segments: Hospital Products and Renal. Its Hospital Products business manufactures sterile intravenous (IV) solutions and administration sets, premixed drugs and drug-reconstitution systems, pre-filled vials and syringes for injectable drugs, IV nutrition products, parenteral nutrition therapies, infusion pumps, inhalation anesthetics and biosurgery products.
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