Baxter International Inc (BAX) Shares Bought by State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Marco Green
February 21, 2018

Baxter International's revenue for the quarter was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Baxter International Inc will post 2.78 EPS for the current year. The institutional investor held 75,560 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.70M, down from 84,932 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $3.29 billion. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.80% and Monthly Volatility of 2.14%. About 2.79 million shares traded. Inovalon Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:INOV) has declined 28.38% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending.

Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale increased its stake in Baxter Intl Inc (BAX) by 2.84% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pura Vida Investments Llc bought 10,000 shares as the company's stock rose 15.04% with the market. The firm owned 242,171 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock after purchasing an additional 16,841 shares during the period. Company insiders own 0.05% of the company's stock. The stock had a trading volume of 3,709,756 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,460,000. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board raised its position in shares of Baxter International by 35.8% during the 3rd quarter. It has outperformed by 15.85% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. The Walt Disney Company had 152 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 14 by Cowen & Co. RBC Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $6000 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by William Blair given on Tuesday, August 25. As per Monday, August 10, the company rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Tuesday, December 12 by BMO Capital Markets. Legacy Private Trust reported 18,103 shares stake. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 31 by S&P Research.

Since February 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $12.17 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 49 investors sold EL shares while 211 reduced holdings. First Heartland Consultants reported 2,830 shares. 232,855 are held by Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. (Under Special Management) has 2.61% invested in the company for 679,326 shares. (NYSE:EL). Illinois-based Envestnet Asset has invested 0.01% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Smith Moore & holds 0.44% or 6,091 shares in its portfolio. Camarda Finance Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation has 100 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pggm Invests invested in 452,032 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Perigon Wealth Limited Company has 0.23% invested in Pfizer Inc. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdg has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Mad River Investors stated it has 0.25% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Mitsubishi Ufj And Banking invested in 1.17 million shares. Hightower Advisors Ltd Liability Com accumulated 290,144 shares. Markston Intll Limited Liability reported 28,812 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Strategy Asset Managers Ltd Company has 4,974 shares. Blue Edge Limited Liability Co owns 2,956 shares or 0.13% of their USA portfolio.

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) need to consider for profitability analysis, the firm has profit margin of positive 8.60% to find consistent trends in a firm's earnings. Therefore 58% are positive. Analysts reported that the Price Target for Baxter International Inc. might touch $90 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $74.13 and $53 respectively. (NYSE:BAX) on Wednesday, October 11 with "Buy" rating. The rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, April 14 to "Overweight". BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $70.0 target in Monday, November 13 report. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, September 15. (NYSE:BAX) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Sector Weight" rating given on Tuesday, December 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Colony Lc holds 0.48% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform" on Thursday, April 27. The correct version of this article can be accessed at

Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.39 million activity. Its up 0.05, from 0.92 in 2017Q2.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding BAX? 76 funds opened positions while 253 raised stakes. The indicated annual dividend rate is $0.64 per share of common stock. Amalgamated Financial Bank has 57,523 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh holds 154,932 shares. The insider READ IAN C sold 197,168 shares worth $6.70M. (NYSE:BAX) for 135,000 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt invested 0.19% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Moreover, Colonial Advisors has 0.64% invested in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) for 4,825 shares. Partner Fund Mngmt Lp stated it has 1.64M shares. West Coast Fincl Ltd Liability Com invested in 3,618 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Lincoln Corporation holds 4,833 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Baxter International Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of 3.14%, where Monthly Performance is -4.15%, Quarterly performance is 2.96%, 6 Months performance is 9.06% and yearly performance percentage is 34.22%. Andra Ap-Fonden who had been investing in Baxter Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $36.14B market cap company. Inv House Limited Liability Corp invested 0.34% in Baxter International Inc.

The stock now shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 2.61 percent, whereas its Weekly performance stands at 3.14%. $583,014 worth of stock was sold by FORSYTH JOHN D on Friday, August 25.

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