BAX stock: buy or sell?

BAX stock price: $86.99 -2.84% At close on February 25th, 2020

Updated on:
February 25th, 2020

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Baxter International shares eased -2.84% to $86.99 today. Tuesday was the 4th red session in a row, sliding in full a -6.69%.

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.

Should I buy BAX stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Baxter International stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean BAX will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Baxter International stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for BAX stock for the last month.

BAX stock analysis

Daily outlook

Baxter International shares eased -2.84% to $86.99 today.

Shares of Baxter International eased a horrible -2.84% and closed at $86.99. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on November, BAX climbed $7.10 (8.89%). In the last 29 days when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, BAX price slipped $-3.79 per share (-4.17%). On February 6th, BAX hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $91.87 recorded on January 21st. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

BAX stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Baxter International ended this week at $86.99 and plunged a spooky -6.13%.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Baxter International marked early February. By mid November 2019 BAX price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up early April, BAX price climbed $6.97 per share (8.71%).

BAX stock chart (weekly)

BAX stock price history

BAX IPO was on October 27th, 1981 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, BAX stock grew a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in BAX stock in 1981, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

BAX stock historical price chart

BAX stock reached all-time highs on Feb/6 with a price of $95.00.

BAX stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' BAX stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price target for Baxter International stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on April, Baxter International . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
BAX earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.56n/a
2017-Q32017-10-250.590.648.5%
2017-Q42018-02-010.590.648.5%
2018-Q12018-04-260.620.712.9%
2018-Q22018-07-260.710.778.5%
2018-Q32018-10-310.740.88.1%
2018-Q42019-01-310.730.786.8%
2019-Q12019-04-240.68n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Baxter International annual revenues escalated a decent 5.36% to $11,127.00 M USD from $10,561.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) rose a 7.81% to 14.60%.

Baxter International fiscal year ends in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Baxter International TTM sales up to March 2019 were $11,082.00 and income $1,582.00 million USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Baxter International business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed stable a tight -0.40%. In the same way, profit margin (net income/revenues) remained stable at 14.60%.

BAX annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$15,260 M-$2,010 M13.2%-
2014$16,671 M9.25%$2,497 M15.0%24.23%
2015$9,968 M-40.21%$968 M9.7%-61.23%
2016$10,163 M1.96%$4,965 M48.9%412.91%
2017$10,561 M3.92%$717 M6.8%-85.56%
2018$11,127 M5.36%$1,624 M14.6%126.50%
TTM $11,082 M-0.40%$1,582 M14.3%-2.59%

Quarterly financial results

Baxter International reported $2,632.00 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -7.36% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $347.00 million with a profit margin of 13.18%. Profit margin stayed stable a 0.93% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 12.25%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Baxter International sales marked an unpleasant correction and declined a -1.68%.
BAX quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$2,610 M-$264 M10.1%-
2017-Q3$2,710 M3.83%$248 M9.2%-6.06%
2017-Q4$2,774 M2.36%$-71 M-2.6%-128.63%
2018-Q1$2,677 M-3.50%$389 M14.5%-647.89%
2018-Q2$2,842 M6.16%$343 M12.1%-11.83%
2018-Q3$2,767 M-2.64%$544 M19.7%58.60%
2018-Q4$2,841 M2.67%$348 M12.2%-36.03%
2019-Q1$2,632 M-7.36%$347 M13.2%-0.29%

Baxter International ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Baxter International, 0.11% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for BAX stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

BAX
Market cap$44.4 B
Total shares510.6 M
Float shares509.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)86.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%

BAX summary

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
Open$89.82
Close$86.99
Day range$86.20 - $90.23
Previous close$89.53
Session gain-2.84%
Average true range$1.90
50d mov avg$88.33
100d mov avg$85.29
200d mov avg$83.75
Daily patternlt01c
Weekly pattern

Baxter International performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We picked as the bechmarking frame for Baxter International stock.
Stock3m6m12m
BAXBaxter Internatio...6.41%-0.83%15.63%

Baxter International competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Baxter International competitor. This doesn't mean Baxter International does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.