KBC Group NV Purchases 4428 Shares of Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX)

Lloyd Doyle
March 5, 2018

The company had a trading volume of 2,824,366 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,530,000.

Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan, which authorizes the company to buyback $1.50 billion in outstanding shares on Tuesday, February 20th, EventVestor reports. It has outperformed by 15.85% the S&P500.

Mycio Wealth Partners Llc increased Blackstone Group LP (BX) stake by 45.24% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Blume Capital Management Inc bought 8,590 shares as the company's stock declined 2.31% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 137,500 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $18.89M, down from 275,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Baidu Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $87.25 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.48% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $27.34. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.57 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Baxter International Inc will post 2.78 EPS for the current year.

Investors of record on Friday, March 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share. Its down 0.01, from 1.07 in 2017Q2.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Baxter International Inc (BAX) Shares Sold by Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc." was reported by Dispatch Tribunal and is the sole property of of Dispatch Tribunal. 76 funds opened positions while 253 raised stakes. After $0.64 actual earnings per share reported by Baxter International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.13 % negative EPS growth. 719,846 are owned by State Common Retirement Fund. Walthausen & Ltd invested 0.54% of its portfolio in Dana Incorporated (NYSE:DAN). (NYSE:BAX). Dowling Yahnke Lc accumulated 24,143 shares. Cornerstone Cap Limited Liability has invested 0.3% in Baxter International Inc. Sg Americas Limited Liability holds 0.09% or 172,495 shares. Northcoast Asset Mgmt Limited Co holds 2.55% or 345,912 shares in its portfolio. First Commercial Bank Of Omaha invested in 0.35% or 92,043 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 124,609 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $8,130,737.25. Americafirst Capital Management Lc accumulated 11,312 shares or 0.96% of the stock. Randolph Incorporated reported 2.86% of its portfolio in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Usa Fin Portformulas has 59,520 shares for 0.89% of their portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 1,471,145 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $95,095,000 after acquiring an additional 20,903 shares during the period. Principal Grp holds 1.43 million shares. (NYSE:BAX). Community Bank Na stated it has 0% in Baxter International Inc. Therefore 60% are positive. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma reported 0% in Baxter International Inc. Moors & Cabot stated it has 0.54% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) rating on Wednesday, November 22. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, August 26 by Jefferies. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, July 10. BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on Baxter International from $74.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. (NYSE:BAX). Inspirion Wealth Advsrs Limited Com has invested 1.2% in Baxter International Inc. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. raised its holdings in Baxter International by 18.1% during the 4th quarter. (NYSE:MRK) earned "Buy" rating by DZ Bank on Tuesday, February 13. On Thursday, November 3 the stock rating was downgraded by PiperJaffray to "Neutral". The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Wednesday, February 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating given on Thursday, April 27 by RBC Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained Baxter International Inc. BP PLC's holdings in Baxter International were worth $3,620,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. (NYSE:BAX). 16,489 were reported by Lodestar Inv Counsel Limited Liability Corp Il. During the same period past year, the business posted $0.57 earnings per share. The company has a market cap of $35,800.40, a PE ratio of 26.62, a P/E/G ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.82. Baxter International Inc has a 1-year low of $50.35 and a 1-year high of $72.58.

Mairs & Power Inc, which manages about $7.72B and $8.33 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) by 68,629 shares to 3.55M shares, valued at $276.40M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Activision Blizzard Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:ATVI) by 16,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 20,200 shares, and cut its stake in Essendant Inc. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 57% are positive. Prologis had 69 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America maintained the shares of BX in report on Friday, October 20 with "Buy" rating. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was upgraded by SunTrust. Credit Suisse maintained Merck & Co., Inc. FBR Capital has "Buy" rating and $25.0 target. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $71.00. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $34500 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. Arrowstreet Cap Lp reported 191,701 shares stake.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. Brown Advisory invested in 100,421 shares. Hartwell J M Ltd Partnership reported 32,900 shares. (NYSE:BAX). British Columbia Investment holds 197,888 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Burt Wealth holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:TJX) for 150,807 shares. Moreover, Kemnay Advisory Service Inc has 0.35% invested in Dana Incorporated (NYSE:DAN). (NASDAQ:BLUE). Comerica Savings Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in bluebird bio, Inc. (NYSE:PLD) for 1.13M shares. Inv Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Co reported 0% stake. Carroll Assocs Inc holds 0% or 67 shares. Accern also gave headlines about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 46.8702431676674 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. (NYSE:BAX). Hanseatic Mngmt Svcs stated it has 10,862 shares or 0.77% of all its holdings. Stanley invested in 0.38% or 14,617 shares. SignalPoint Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Baxter International in the 3rd quarter valued at about $252,000.

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