Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) will report its next earnings on Jan 31 – Feb 6 (Est.). The company reported the earnings of $0.56/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.45/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.11/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 24.4%.
Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Baxter International Inc. and for the current quarter 14 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.52/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.49/share and a High Estimate of $0.55/share.
In case of Revenue Estimates, 13 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Baxter International Inc. as 2.66 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Baxter International Inc. is 2.64 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 2.67 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 2.6 Billion.
These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for BAX to be 20.9%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 22.2%. For the next 5 years, Baxter International Inc. is expecting Growth of 13.8% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was -17.41% per annum.
Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Baxter International Inc., where 1 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 3 analysts have given a Buy signal, 11 said it’s a HOLD, 1 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)
When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 12 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Baxter International Inc. might touch $60 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $53.25 and $47 respectively.
To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Baxter International Inc. got Initiated on 13-Oct-16 where investment firm Wells Fargo Initiated the stock to Outperform.
Baxter International Inc. closed its last trading session at $46.61 with the loss of -3.97%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 24.35 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $50.16 and 52-week low of $34.06. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -4.4% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -5.46% and -0.08% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Oct 25, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016.
The Relative Volume of the company is 2.44 and Average Volume (3 months) is 4.17 million. Baxter International Inc. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 5.03 and Forward P/E ratio of 20.91.
The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 28.1%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 56.2%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 3.4%.
While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Baxter International Inc. currently shows a Weekly Performance of -4.89%, where Monthly Performance is -5.17%, Quarterly performance is -4.28%, 6 Months performance is 3.59% and yearly performance percentage is 20.28%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 18.35%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 2.21% and Monthly Volatility of 2.27%.