Their activists spur positive changes

ABB LTD. (ADR) $19 (New York symbol ABB; Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 2.1 billion; Market cap: $39.9 billion; Dividend yield: 4.2%; Takeover Target Rating: Low; www.abb.com) makes transformers, transmission systems and circuit breakers for electrical utilities. It also produces automation systems and robotics for industrial clients.
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Baxter’s restructuring lifts forecast

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. $67 (New York symbol BAX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 534.3 million; Market cap: $35.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.3; Dividend yield: 1.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.baxter.com) makes a variety of medical devices, including intravenous pumps and kidney-dialysis equipment.
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Aging population fuels these ETFs

There’s little doubt that the developing world’s aging population will continue to spend more on medical services for years to come. Medical device makers are well positioned to capture a share of that increased spending. In turn, investors in the industry’s leading companies stand to… Read More

Restructuring plan starts to pay off

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. $70 (New York symbol BAX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 544.8 million; Market cap: $38.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.7; Dividend yield: 0.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.baxter. com) makes a variety of medical devices, including intravenous pumps and kidney-dialysis… Read More

Medical device maker has a bright future

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. $62 (New York symbol BAX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 544.9 million; Market cap: $33.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.3; Dividend yield: 1.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.baxter. com) makes a variety of medical devices, including intravenous pumps and kidney-dialysis… Read More