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Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) Given Hold Rating at Stifel Nicolaus

Insiders have sold 35,050 shares of company stock valued at $2,158,587 in the last three months. Ppg Industries now has $29.65 billion valuation. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,628,237 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,469,448. About 490,621 shares traded. It is down 33.47% since November 5, 2016 and is uptrending.

C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd increased its stake in Baxter Intl (BAX) by 107.58% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mig Capital Llc bought 1.01M shares as the company's stock declined 13.23% while stock markets rallied. Baxter Intl Inc now has $35.36B valuation. Equities analysts predict that Baxter International Inc. will post $1.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Baxter International Inc. has a 52-week low of $34.06 and a 52-week high of $50.16. It has outperformed by 15.85% the S&P500. It also upped Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 56,955 shares and now owns 3.53M shares. International Business Machs (NYSE:IBM) was raised too. Baker Ellis Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Baxter International in the 2nd quarter worth $109,000. Therefore 12% are positive. BidaskClub lowered Baxter International from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, December 29 by Dougherty & Company. RBC Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $60.0 target. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, October 13. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of BAX in report on Thursday, October 26 with "Overweight" rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with "Equal-Weight" rating in Tuesday, July 25 report. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 11 to "Outperform".

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $151,635 activity.

Shares of Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) opened at $64.90 on Friday. Also, Director Thomas T. Stallkamp sold 8,920 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. Shares for $7.28 million were sold by Eyre Brik V on Monday, May 8.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.92 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 52 investors sold BAX shares while 315 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 247 raised stakes. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.05. Wisconsin-based State Of Wisconsin Inv Board has invested 0.08% in Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX). (NYSE:BAX) traded down 0.25% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $46.98. Levin Capital Strategies Limited Partnership owns 59,783 shares. 26,009 are owned by Fred Alger Mgmt. Waters Parkerson And Limited Liability Corporation owns 15,882 shares or 0.1% of their USA portfolio. Evanson Asset Mgmt has invested 0.12% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). New York-based Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.15% in Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX). Pinnacle Financial Prns holds 0.01% or 1,315 shares in its portfolio. Cornerstone stated it has 0.11% in Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX). West Oak Cap Ltd holds 6,989 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Cadence Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Baxter International by 57.1% in the first quarter. Nbt Bancorporation N A NY owns 14,183 shares. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $70.00 price objective on Baxter International and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Therefore 61% are positive. Citigroup Inc. began coverage on shares of Baxter International in a report on Thursday, August 17th. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by Credit Suisse. The rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to "Neutral" on Thursday, October 19. It has outperformed by 16.77% the S&P500. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 20 by Susquehanna. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, August 31 report.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 3rd. (NYSE:PPG) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, May 6 by CLSA. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, May 4 by Evercore.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 78 investors sold INTC shares while 649 reduced holdings. 553.56 million shares or 2.97% less from 570.53 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Intact Investment Management Inc sold 124,700 shares as Intel Corp (INTC)'s stock declined 2.96%. Moreover, Sigma Planning Corp has 0.04% invested in PPG Industries, Inc. Highlander Mgmt Llc has 2,650 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. 1St Glob Advisors invested in 22,413 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Moreover, Fifth Third Bancorp has 0.18% invested in Reynolds American, Inc. British Columbia Invest Mngmt Corp reported 493,824 shares stake. Northwest Counselors Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:RAI) for 380,703 shares. Moreover, First National Bank Of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services has 3.03% invested in the company for 53,510 shares. Ameritas Prtn accumulated 0.03% or 11,258 shares. Conning invested in 1.02M shares. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $0 per share. Tower Bridge holds 0% or 17,960 shares.

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