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
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|
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.
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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