Baxter International Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (BAX)
The ex-dividend date for Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) is tomorrow, December 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 45 cents per share. At a price of $65.60 as of 9:35 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.7%.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Baxter International (NYSE: BAX) is tomorrow, December 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 45 cents per share. At a price of $65.60 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%. The average volume for Baxter International has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Baxter International has a market cap of $36.36 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 33.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets products for people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Baxter International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Baxter International Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. Holiday Special: Subscribe to Action Alerts PLUS to see how Jim Cramer trades his $2.5 Million+ portfolio for 51% off the list price. Your first 14-days are FREE: Sign up today to get e-mail alerts before every trade.