why Baker Hughes Company [BKR] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $24.67

Baker Hughes Company [NYSE: BKR] traded at a high on 01/20/21, posting a 0.09 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $22.89. The company report on December 22, 2020 that Michael Baker International Appoints Tim Little, P.E., Regional Practice Lead – Transportation.

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Mr. Little will assist in driving strategic growth in firm’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services celebrating 80 Years of Making a Difference, announced that Tim Little, P.E., has joined the firm as Regional Practice Lead – Transportation for its Mid-Atlantic Region. Mr. Little will be critical in advancing Michael Baker’s position as an industry leader as he focuses on extensive client outreach and developing and securing business opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 7003544 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Baker Hughes Company stands at 3.29% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.25%.

The market cap for BKR stock reached $24.57 billion, with 676.00 million shares outstanding and 656.36 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.21M shares, BKR reached a trading volume of 7003544 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Baker Hughes Company [BKR]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BKR shares is $24.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BKR stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Citigroup have made an estimate for Baker Hughes Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on December 15, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on December 10, 2020, representing the official price target for Baker Hughes Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $18, while Exane BNP Paribas analysts kept a Outperform rating on BKR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Baker Hughes Company is set at 0.80, with the Price to Sales ratio for BKR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.14. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.90, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.78.

How has BKR stock performed recently?

Baker Hughes Company [BKR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.65. With this latest performance, BKR shares gained by 6.47% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 40.34% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 0.70% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BKR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 62.17, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 60.89, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 62.79 for Baker Hughes Company [BKR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 20.71, while it was recorded at 23.07 for the last single week of trading, and 16.32 for the last 200 days.

Baker Hughes Company [BKR]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Baker Hughes Company [BKR] shares currently have an operating margin of +6.82 and a Gross Margin at +21.49. Baker Hughes Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +0.54.

Return on Total Capital for BKR is now 3.86, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.49. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 0.65, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.24. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Baker Hughes Company [BKR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 34.04. Additionally, BKR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 25.39, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 13.99. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 31.66, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 23.62.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Baker Hughes Company [BKR] managed to generate an average of $1,882 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.85 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.45.Baker Hughes Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

Earnings analysis for Baker Hughes Company [BKR]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Baker Hughes Company posted 0.27/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.31/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -12.90%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BKR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Baker Hughes Company go to 3.25%.

Insider trade positions for Baker Hughes Company [BKR]

There are presently around $23,319 million, or 96.20% of BKR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BKR stocks are: GENERAL ELECTRIC CO with ownership of 377,427,884, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; DODGE & COX, holding 82,156,031 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.88 billion in BKR stocks shares; and CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, currently with $1.71 billion in BKR stock with ownership of nearly 22.874% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Baker Hughes Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 216 institutional holders increased their position in Baker Hughes Company [NYSE:BKR] by around 57,429,707 shares. Additionally, 217 investors decreased positions by around 31,905,774 shares, while 72 investors held positions by with 929,410,016 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,018,745,497 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BKR stock had 54 new institutional investments in for a total of 18,009,448 shares, while 51 institutional investors sold positions of 3,945,483 shares during the same period.

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