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How to buy Baker Hughes (BKR) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Baker Hughes shares.

Baker Hughes Company is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Baker Hughes shares (BKR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Baker Hughes employs 55,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$20.5 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Baker Hughes's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Baker Hughes's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $25.16, which is 18.40% up on its pre-crash value of $20.53 and 175.88% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $9.12.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Baker Hughes stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $433.75 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,169.69.

Is it a good time to buy Baker Hughes stock?

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Baker Hughes shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$25.16
52-week range$12.90 - $27.66
50-day moving average $24.74
200-day moving average $23.02
Wall St. target price$29.18
PE ratio 136.8889
Dividend yield $0.72 (2.97%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.18

Baker Hughes stock price (NYSE: BKR)

Use our graph to track the performance of BKR stocks over time.

Baker Hughes price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $25.16 from 2021-10-25

1 week (2021-10-20) -0.75%
1 month (2021-09-27) 0.96%
3 months (2021-07-27) 21.72%
6 months (2021-04-27) 26.31%
1 year (2020-10-27) 77.56%
2 years (2019-10-25) 12.42%
3 years (2018-10-26) 27.36
5 years (2016-10-27) 54.55

Is Baker Hughes under- or over-valued?

Valuing Baker Hughes stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Baker Hughes's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Baker Hughes's P/E ratio

Baker Hughes's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 137x. In other words, Baker Hughes shares trade at around 137x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Baker Hughes's PEG ratio

Baker Hughes's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3204. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Baker Hughes's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Baker Hughes's EBITDA

Baker Hughes's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.8 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Baker Hughes's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Baker Hughes financials

Revenue TTM $20.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.21%
Gross profit TTM $3.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.88%
Return on equity TTM 1.66%
Profit margin 0.68%
Book value $20.02
Market capitalisation $20.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Baker Hughes shares

There are currently 38.6 million Baker Hughes shares held short by investors – that's known as Baker Hughes's "short interest". This figure is 128.7% up from 16.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Baker Hughes shares can be evaluated.

Baker Hughes's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Baker Hughes's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Baker Hughes shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Baker Hughes shares traded daily (recently around 8.9 million). Baker Hughes's SIR currently stands at 4.33. In other words for every 100,000 Baker Hughes shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4330 shares are currently held short.

However Baker Hughes's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Baker Hughes shares, or, against the total number of tradable Baker Hughes shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Baker Hughes's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Baker Hughes shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0741% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Baker Hughes shares, roughly 74 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Baker Hughes.

Baker Hughes share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.06% of net profits

Recently Baker Hughes has paid out, on average, around 2.06% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Baker Hughes shareholders could enjoy a 2.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Baker Hughes's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.

While Baker Hughes's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Baker Hughes is investing more in its future growth.

Baker Hughes's most recent dividend payout was on 19 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Baker Hughes share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Baker Hughes's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.8966 up to $27.66. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BKR.US volatility(beta: 1.63)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Baker Hughes's is 1.6339. This would suggest that Baker Hughes's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Baker Hughes overview

Baker Hughes Company provides a portfolio of technologies and services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Oilfield Services (OFS), Oilfield Equipment (OFE), Turbomachinery & Process Solutions (TPS), and Digital Solutions (DS). The OFS segment offers exploration, drilling, wireline, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention services; and drilling and completions fluids, completions tools and systems, wellbore intervention tools and services, artificial lift systems, pressure pumping systems, and oilfield and industrial chemicals for oil and natural gas, and oilfield service companies. The OFE segment provides subsea and surface pressure control and production systems and services, capital drilling equipment and services, and flexible pipe systems for offshore and onshore applications; and provides well intervention solutions, as well as services related to onshore and offshore drilling and production operations. The TPS segment provides equipment and related services for mechanical-drive, compression, and power-generation applications across the oil and gas industry. Its product portfolio includes drivers, compressors, and turnkey solutions; and pumps, valves, and compressed natural gas and small-scale liquefied natural gas solutions. This segment serves upstream, midstream, onshore and offshore, and industrial, as well as engineering, procurement, and construction companies.

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