Analysis – Baxter International Inc. Increases Dividend by 13%

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Baxter International Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.13 a 13 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.115 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on July 1, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on June 3, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
6/3/2016 0.13
3/2/2016 0.115
12/2/2015 0.115
9/2/2015 0.115
5/28/2015 0.282
3/9/2015 0.282
12/3/2014 0.282
9/3/2014 0.282
6/4/2014 0.282
3/5/2014 0.266
12/4/2013 0.266
9/4/2013 0.266
6/5/2013 0.266
3/6/2013 0.244
12/5/2012 0.244
9/5/2012 0.244
6/6/2012 0.182
3/7/2012 0.182
12/7/2011 0.182
9/7/2011 0.168
6/8/2011 0.168
3/8/2011 0.168
12/8/2010 0.168
9/8/2010 0.158
6/8/2010 0.158
3/8/2010 0.158

Analysis of Valuation of Baxter International Inc. (Symbol BAX).

Baxter is trading below its average price/sale (P/S) range.  Baxter is trading at the bottom of its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 5/4/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$45.12 1.04% 14.5 18.35 2.46 1.76 3.42 5.97% 1.04%

Baxter International Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks.  Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.  Further information on evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

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