Wall Street professionals take price movements and volume changes into consideration to forecast upcoming stock performance. Recent price fluctuations for shares of Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX) have got the investing community taking a second look.

Scoping out Technical Indicators for Baxter International Inc (BAX)

Hourly moving averages for BAX indicate a Neutral, while hourly technical indicators suggest a BUY.

In order to forecast where a stock’s price is likely to move, analysts typically look toward technical indicators – which use formulas applied to pricing data collected over a certain period of time. One of these technical indicators is the Relative Strength Index (RSI), which currently stands at 48.129 for Baxter International Inc  over the last 14 days – indicating a Neutral. Meanwhile, the price rate of change (ROC) is currently 0.728, indicating a Buy.

The 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) for company is 46.3349, indicating a Neutral. The 14-day Average Directional Index (ADX), which measures the strength of a trend, is at 33.913 – indicating a Neutral.

The Stochastic (9,6) value for BAX is 66.174, signaling that the stock is currently Buy. The Stochastic RSI (14) is currently at 71.889, indicating that stock is Buy.

Similarly, the Williams %R Value, for this stock stands at -33.735 – suggesting that the shares are Buy. The Ultimate Oscillator value for this stock is currently 56.309, indicating that it has become Buy.

At the same time, the volatility-measuring Average True Range (ATR) for this stock is 0.2157, suggesting Less Volatility.

Baxter International Inc (BAX) Valuation Ratios and Profitability

There are several valuation ratios that analysts consider when they evaluate a certain stock, which can then be compared against the sector as a whole. The Price to Sales ratio, for example, is 3.38 for Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX), while the industry Price to Sales ratio is currently 7.29. The Price to Book ratio for this stock is 3.72, compared to the industry Price to Book ratio of 4.3. Meanwhile, the Price to Tangible Book ratio for this stock stands at 7.08, compared to 17.46 for the industry.

Profitability metrics can also be compared, like the Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) Gross Margin for BAX, which is 43.37% compared to the industry’s 57.83%. Similarly, this company’s TTM Operating Margin is currently 11.73%, while industry’s as a whole is -22.48%.

Understanding Per Share Data and Efficiency

This publicly-traded company’s Revenue/Share ratio is 18.87, compared to 30.21 for the industry overall. Similarly, this stock’s Cash/Share ratio currently stands at 6.46, while the industry’s as a whole is 8.23.

The industry-wide Asset Turnover is 0.57, while that of Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX) is currently 0.63. The industry-wide Receivable Turnover is 6.53, with this company’s standing at 5.98.