1. As of noon trading, Baxter International ( BAX) is down $0.40 (-0.6%) to $69.66 on light volume. Thus far, 998,922 shares of Baxter International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.52-$70.12 after having opened the day at $70.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.06.

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. Baxter International has a market cap of $37.9 billion and is part of the health services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Baxter International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Baxter International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Baxter International Ratings Report now.

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