Transamerica Financial Advisors buys $2,175,400 stake in Baxter International Inc (BAX)

Baxter International Inc (BAX) : Transamerica Financial Advisors scooped up 29,103 additional shares in Baxter International Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 21, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 50,217 shares of Baxter International Inc which is valued at $2,175,400.Baxter International Inc makes up approximately 0.18% of Transamerica Financial Advisors’s portfolio.

Baxter International Inc opened for trading at $44.34 and hit $44.78 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $44.18, with a gain of 0.48% or 0.21 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,19,37,938 shares. Company has a market cap of $24,205 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Tnb Financial boosted its stake in BAX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,071 additional shares and now holds a total of 88,057 shares of Baxter International Inc which is valued at $3,759,153. Baxter International Inc makes up approx 1.12% of Tnb Financial’s portfolio.Creative Planning boosted its stake in BAX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,437 additional shares and now holds a total of 35,418 shares of Baxter International Inc which is valued at $1,485,431. Baxter International Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Creative Planning’s portfolio.Mai Capital Management boosted its stake in BAX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 332 additional shares and now holds a total of 11,478 shares of Baxter International Inc which is valued at $481,387. Baxter International Inc makes up approx 0.04% of Mai Capital Management’s portfolio.Chevy Chase Trust Holdings boosted its stake in BAX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 9,421 additional shares and now holds a total of 498,330 shares of Baxter International Inc which is valued at $20,899,960. Baxter International Inc makes up approx 0.12% of Chevy Chase Trust Holdings’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Baxter International Inc reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Apr 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.29. The company had revenue of $2375.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2351.22 million. The company’s revenue was down -1.2 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.00 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Baxter International Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Apr 27, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 47 from a previous price target of $40 .Baxter International Inc was Upgraded by Piper Jaffray to ” Overweight” on Apr 14, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 3, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 40 from a previous price target of $37 .

Baxter International Inc. (Baxter) is a diversified healthcare company. The Company operates in two segments: BioScience segment which include three commercial franchises: Hemophilia BioTherapeutics and BioSurgery and Medical Products segment which include four commercial franchises: Fluid Systems Renal Specialty Pharmaceuticals and BioPharma Solutions. Its BioScience processes recombinant and plasma-based proteins to treat hemophilia and other bleeding disorders; plasma-based therapies to treat immune deficiencies alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency burns and shock and other chronic and acute blood-related conditions and biosurgery products. Its Medical Products manufactures intravenous (IV) solutions and administration sets premixed drugs and drug-reconstitution systems pre-filled vials and syringes for injectable drugs IV nutrition products infusion pumps and inhalation anesthetics. Its products are used in hospitals kidney dialysis centers and nursing homes among others.

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