S&CO Inc. lowered its position in Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX) by 20.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,855 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the period. S&CO Inc.’s holdings in Baxter International were worth $297,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of BAX. Bridgeworth LLC purchased a new position in shares of Baxter International in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $102,000. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. grew its position in shares of Baxter International by 3,088.9% in the 2nd quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. now owns 1,435 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 1,390 shares during the last quarter. Baker Ellis Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Baxter International in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $111,000. Centaurus Financial Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Baxter International in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $117,000. Finally, Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. grew its position in shares of Baxter International by 84.4% in the 2nd quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 1,748 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. 82.28% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
BAX stock opened at $63.66 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $33.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.67, a P/E/G ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a quick ratio of 2.00, a current ratio of 2.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. Baxter International Inc has a 52 week low of $61.05 and a 52 week high of $78.38.
In other Baxter International news, SVP Giuseppe Accogli sold 17,647 shares of Baxter International stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.27, for a total transaction of $1,363,583.69. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 59,452 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,593,856.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.05% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Baxter International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on shares of Baxter International from $80.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Citigroup lifted their price objective on shares of Baxter International from $74.00 to $76.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of Baxter International from $68.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Baxter International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $75.25.
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Baxter International Profile
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.
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