News headlines about Baker Hughes, a GE (NYSE:BHGE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Baker Hughes, a GE earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.7123158781008 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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Baker Hughes, a GE stock traded down $1.18 during trading on Thursday, reaching $29.78. 4,516,847 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,673,396. The firm has a market cap of $12,614.07, a price-to-earnings ratio of -28.91, a PEG ratio of 5.38 and a beta of 0.83. Baker Hughes, a GE has a 12 month low of $25.53 and a 12 month high of $43.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 1.56 and a current ratio of 2.08.

Baker Hughes, a GE (NYSE:BHGE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.01. Baker Hughes, a GE had a negative net margin of 2.79% and a positive return on equity of 0.10%. The company had revenue of $5.76 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.60 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Baker Hughes, a GE will post 0.79 EPS for the current year.

BHGE has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada set a $35.00 target price on shares of Baker Hughes, a GE and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Jefferies Group set a $35.00 target price on shares of Baker Hughes, a GE and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Baker Hughes, a GE from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Cowen set a $55.00 target price on shares of Baker Hughes, a GE and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Baker Hughes, a GE in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Baker Hughes, a GE currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $37.74.

In other Baker Hughes, a GE news, insider William D. Marsh sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $175,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 25,190 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $881,650. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.66% of the company’s stock.

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Baker Hughes, a GE Company Profile

Baker Hughes, a GE company provides integrated oilfield products, services, and digital solutions worldwide. Its Oilfield Services segment offers 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 integrated oil and natural gas, and oilfield service companies for onshore and offshore operations.

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