Baker Hughes Company (NASDAQ:BKR) concluded the trading at $36.68 on Thursday, September 14 with a rise of 1.21% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $36.24 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 1.51 with its price kept floating in the range of $36.52 and $36.855 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 32.32. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that BKR hit a high price of $37.58 and saw its price falling to a low level of $20.42 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 4.47% in its value.
With its current market valuation of $37.28 billion, Baker Hughes Company is set to declare its quarterly results on Oct 25, 2023. BKR Stock’s Forward Dividend of 0.80 and its yield of 2.18% are making investors’ thoughts stronger that it could climb further before the company announces its earnings for the current quarter. Analysts are in estimates of $0.4 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to $1.52 for 2023 with estimates of that growing to $2.03 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of 65.20% for EPS and 33.60% growth next year.
Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $6.53 billion. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $6.45 billion which could climb up to $6.64 billion to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of 20.20% in sales growth from that of posted by the company in the same quarter of last year. In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $25.47 billion in 2023, which will be 20.40% more from revenue generated by the company last year.
In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with no upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review BKR stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Buy for it.
Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the BKR stock which is currently positioned at 0.75. It further provides that stock’s current price level is 1.74% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is 3.78% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 58.17 while volatility remained at 1.97% over the past week which changes to 1.80% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 1.51, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.70. In predicting price targets of as low as $30.00 and as high as $47.00, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $40.04. Stock’s current price level is 18.21% above from estimated low price target while it is -28.14% below the estimated high; and even if the BKR’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $40.00, then the outlook of -9.05% could come to the excitement of the investors.
In comparing Baker Hughes Company (BKR)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s current price change of 1.21% and that of 49.47% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) which saw its stock price raised by 2.41% in the last trading and went through an increase of 53.31% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Schlumberger Limited (SLB) has rise 1.62% up in previous session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 60.12%, while Halliburton Company (HAL) was also up 0.74% however its price remained floating in the green at 44.80% over the same period. Baker Hughes Company has a P/E ratio of 32.32 against that of Caterpillar Inc.’s 17.58 while Schlumberger Limited is showing 22.56 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was up 0.84% in the last trading session while the Dow Jones Industrial closed the session higher at 0.96%.
Having a second look at Baker Hughes Company (NASDAQ:BKR) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 7.01 million, while it jumped to 8.09 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 1.01 billion.
The percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 0.16% while it is 97.80% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of Aug 30, 2023, number of stock’s short shares was 15.66 million which implies a short ratio of 2.96. This shows down a 1.55% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In August the standing of shares short improved as it was 15.96 million in the previous month. Addition of 24.21% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in last trading session is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.