Where Does These Stocks Go From Here? – Baxter International Inc. (BAX), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)

Investors making a wish list of stocks to watch should take a look at Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). The stock is offering a price-to-sales ratio of 3.33. This situation may create an opportunity where long term players can win with either market bounce, or when long-term value is realized. The broad Medical Instruments & Supplies industry has an average P/S ratio of 7.47, which is significantly worse than the sector’s 5.4. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 1.06 and as high as 3.48. Also, it is up from 51% of the total 187 rivals across the globe.

BAX traded at an unexpectedly high level on 12/14/2017 when the stock experienced a 0.09% gain to a closing price of $64.78. The company saw 3.41 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 2.42 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a 23.49% move, based on the high target price ($80) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $68.46 price target, but the stock is already up 47.87% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at -2.12% versus recent highs ($66.18). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $50 range (lowest target price), allowing for another -22.82% drop from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 0.5% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 1.28% increase over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is up 46.1% so far this year. Additionally, BAX had a day price range of $64.74 to $65.615.

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, Baxter International Inc. needs to grow just 4.97% to cross its median price target of $68. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) are $64.53 and $62.24. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, BAX is a stock with 546.55 million shares outstanding that normally trades 0.88% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 1.98% with 0.94 average true range (ATR). BAX has a beta of 0.72 and RSI is 53.75.

Investors also need to beware of the Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 3.3, which suggests that the shares are attractive compared with peers. The broad REIT – Diversified industry has an average P/S ratio of 10.73, which is significantly worse than the sector’s 5.92. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 2.44 and as high as 41.92. Also, it is up from 82% of the total 667 rivals across the globe.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)’s Lead Over its Technicals

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. by far traveled 23.7% versus a 1-year low price of $9.85. The share price was last seen 0.33% higher, reaching at $12.16 on 12/14/2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $12.11 and $12.2. This company shares are -6% up from its target price of $11.43 and the current market capitalization stands at $14.05B. The recent change has given its price a 2.97% lead over SMA 50 and -4.48% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 5.83% gains, -1.54% declines and -1.62% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found NLY’s volatility during a week at 1.08% and during a month it has been found around 1.27%.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) Intraday Metrics

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly low level of 6 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 9.74 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Target Levels

The market experts are predicting a 2.8% rally, based on the high target price ($12.5) for Annaly Capital Management, Inc. shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $10 range (lowest target price). If faced, it would be a -17.76% drop from its current position. Overall, the share price is up 21.97% year to date.

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