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 (NYSE: 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 $18.1 billion
Industry Oil and gas equipment and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $20.7 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Chadwick Deaton
CFO Peter Ragauss
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 8.6%
Cash/Debt $780 million / $4.5 billion
Dividend Yield 1.4%
Competitors Halliburton
Schlumberger
Weatherford International

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,222 members who have rated Baker Hughes believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, All-Star buffalonate, touched on the tailwinds working in Baker Hughes' favor:

We will eventually figure out how to use all of our cheap natural gas which will bring prices up. When the prices normalize the need for drilling rigs will go back to a more normal level. A combination of big rigs switching to natural gas and Cheniere Energy exporting [natural gas] will bring [natural gas] prices up in the next couple of years.

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