Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) Q2 ’22
May 3, 2022 | Deerfield, IL
The Board of Directors of Baxter International Inc. has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.29 per common share, an increase of approximately 3.5% over the previous quarterly dividend.
Year to date, this marks the fifteenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All fifteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.03% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels.
From the press release: “Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a leading global medtech company, today announced an increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to a rate of $0.29 per share of common stock. This represents an approximately 3.5% increase over the previous quarterly dividend rate of $0.28 per share. Baxter’s Board of Directors declared the dividend payable on July 1, 2022, to stockholders of record as of June 3, 2022. The indicated annual dividend rate is now $1.16 per share of common stock.
“Baxter continues to advance its lifesaving Mission and deliver value for shareholders amid an unprecedented healthcare landscape,” said José (Joe) E. Almeida, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “With our dedicated employees, diverse portfolio and disciplined approach to capital allocation, we are pleased to increase our dividend for the seventh straight year. We will continue to focus on advancing innovation, accelerating growth and realizing the potential of our Hillrom acquisition to benefit patients, caregivers, investors and the many other stakeholder communities that depend on us.””1
About the company: “Every day, millions of patients, caregivers and healthcare providers rely on Baxter’s leading portfolio of diagnostic, critical care, kidney care, nutrition, hospital and surgical products used across patient homes, hospitals, physician offices and other sites of care. For 90 years, we’ve been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers who make it happen. With products, digital health solutions and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter’s employees worldwide are now building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations. To learn more, visit www.baxter.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.”1
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