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Hospitals struggle with shortage of IV bags amid flu season, WSJ reports

U.S. hospitals are facing a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags as flu season hits causing many hospitals to administer drugs through syringes and mull suspensions of elective procedures and clinical trials, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing hospital officials. The availability of the bags has fallen as production at Baxter International's Puerto Rican IV plants remains fragile following the hurricane that hit the island. {Reference Link]:[https://www.wsj.com/articles/hospitals-wrestle-with-shortage-of-iv-bags-linked-to-hurricane-1515349271]

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BAX Baxter
$69.18

0.77 (1.13%)

01/02/18
BOFA
01/02/18
UPGRADE
Target $73
BOFA
Buy
Baxter upgraded to Buy at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded Baxter to Buy from Neutral and increased its price target to $73 from $64. Analyst Bob Hopkins expects Baxter to put its $7B balance sheet liquidity to work through M&A and buybacks, which should set the stage for improving revenue growth in 2019-20.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. L Brands (LB) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with analyst Mark Altschwagern saying he believes the company is on track to meet or exceed December comparable sales and fourth quarter expectations. 2. Lennar (LEN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Stephen East citing his post-tax reform earnings per share estimate but without the CalAtlantic (CAA) acquisition included. 3. Disney (DIS), Netflix (NFLX), AMC Networks (AMCX), and Discovery (DISCA) were upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie. 4. Abbott (ABT) was upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley and to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. 5. Baxter (BAX) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill and to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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RAJA
01/03/18
UPGRADE
Target $73
RAJA
Outperform
Baxter upgraded to Outperform, view as a core holding at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Lawrence Keusch upgraded Baxter to Outperform from Market Perform and established a $73 price target saying he views it as a core holding. Keusch has high confidence in management execution, an emerging new product portfolio, and balance sheet optionality. He sees organic cc revenue growth in the 4% range driven by geographic expansion after recent underperformance in Europe, as well as continued growth in Asia. Further, after a period of underinvestment, the R&D pipeline as been revitalized and should begin to accelerate growth in 2019 and beyond. Finally, the analyst said Baxter has considerable balance sheet flexibility with $7-$8B available for bolt-on acquisitions.
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EVER
01/03/18
INITIATION
Target $71
EVER
Outperform
Baxter initiated with an Outperform at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Vijay Kumar started Baxter with an Outperform rating and $71 price target. The analyst thinks Baxter should be able to meet or beat 2018 Street expectations and its balance sheet strength gives it over $10B in capacity for M&A, he tells investors.

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