4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Baker Hughes


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield service specialist Baker Hughes (NYS: BHI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Baker Hughes' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Baker Hughes facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1972)

Market Cap

$19.6 billion


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$21.3 billion


CEO Martin Craighead
CFO Peter Ragauss

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$792.0 million / $5.0 billion

Dividend Yield



Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,231 of the members who have rated Baker Hughes believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Six months ago, one of those bulls, All-Star JPresbrown, tapped Baker Hughes as a particularly solid bargain opportunity:

A bit of a contrarian play -- the stock has massively underperformed the market and been downgraded by analysts because of the glut of natural gas. Everyone knows business is slowing which makes this a good time to establish a position in a solid company with decent fundamentals.

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