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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Baker Hughes facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1972)

Market Cap

$21.7 billion


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$21.2 billion


Chairman/CEO Martin Craighead

CFO Peter Ragauss

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.1 billion / $5.1 billion

Dividend Yield





Weatherford International

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,206 members who have rated Baker Hughes believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those Fools, Googlespooch, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community: "In my opinion, Baker Hughes is going to be an important company in the coming years as the world's nations increasingly demand oil and other liquids. Besides paying a healthy 1.2% dividend, Baker has a good growth outlook and should have favorable exposure to increasing well numbers."

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