How to buy Baker Hughes shares

Own Baker Hughes shares in just a few minutes.

We’re reader-supported and may be paid when you visit links to partner sites. We don’t compare all products in the market, but we’re working on it!

Baker Hughes Company (BKR) is a leading oil & gas equipment & services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$25.73 after a previous close of US$25.51. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD25.52 to a high of USD25.995. The latest price was USD25.91 (25 minute delay). Baker Hughes is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Baker Hughes

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Baker Hughes. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BKR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Baker Hughes reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$26.02, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Baker Hughes, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Baker Hughes. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Baker Hughes share price

Use our graph to track the performance of BKR stocks over time.

Baker Hughes shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$25.73
HighUS$25.995
LowUS$25.52
CloseUS$25.91
Previous closeUS$25.51
Change US$0.4
Change % 1.568%
Volume 5,336,430
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$11.8096 - US$26.41
50-day moving average US$23.6737
200-day moving average US$22.4417
Target priceUS$28.07
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield US$0.72 (2.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.2234

Compare share trading platforms to buy stock

Name Product Standard brokerage for US shares Inactivity fee Currency conversion fee Markets
eToro Share Trading (US stocks)
US$0
US$10 per month if there’s been no login for 12 months
0.50%
US shares, ETFs
Zero brokerage share trading on US stocks with trades as low as $50.
Join the world’s biggest social trading network when you trade stocks, commodities and currencies from the one account.
IG Share Trading
Finder Award
IG Share Trading
US$0
$50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
0.70%
ASX shares, Global shares
$0 brokerage for US and global shares plus get an active trader discount of $5 commission on Australian shares.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
Saxo Capital Markets (Classic account)
US$9.9
No
0.75%
ASX shares, Global shares, Forex, CFDs, Margin trading, Options trading, ETFs
Acess 19,000+ stocks on 37 exchanges worldwide
Low fees for Australian and global share trading, no inactivity fees, low currency conversion fee and optimised for mobile.
CMC Markets Stockbroking
US$0
No
0.60%
ASX shares, Global shares, mFunds, ETFs
$0 brokerage on global shares including US, UK and Japan markets.
Trade up to 9,000 products, including shares, ETFs and managed funds, plus access up to 15 major global and Australian stock exchanges.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Is it a good time to buy Baker Hughes stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Baker Hughes price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $25.91

1 week (2021-06-03) 0.19%
1 month (2021-05-12) 8.09%
3 months (2021-03-12) 6.32%
6 months (2020-12-11) 14.29%
1 year (2020-06-12) 62.55%
2 years (2019-06-12) 16.19%
3 years (2018-06-12) -24.99%
5 years (2016-06-10) -43.60%

Is Baker Hughes under- or over-valued?

Valuing Baker Hughes stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Baker Hughes's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Baker Hughes's PEG ratio

Baker Hughes's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6237. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Baker Hughes's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Baker Hughes's EBITDA

Baker Hughes's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Baker Hughes's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Baker Hughes financials

Revenue TTM US$20.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.25%
Gross profit TTM US$3.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.78%
Return on equity TTM -1.51%
Profit margin -0.82%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation US$26.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Baker Hughes shares

There are currently 18.9 million Baker Hughes shares held short by investors – that's known as Baker Hughes's "short interest". This figure is 65.8% down from 55.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Baker Hughes shares can be evaluated.

Baker Hughes's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Baker Hughes's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Baker Hughes shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Baker Hughes shares traded daily (recently around 10.3 million). Baker Hughes's SIR currently stands at 1.84. In other words for every 100,000 Baker Hughes shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1840 shares are currently held short.

However Baker Hughes's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Baker Hughes shares, or, against the total number of tradable Baker Hughes shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Baker Hughes's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Baker Hughes shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0405% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Baker Hughes shares, roughly 41 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Baker Hughes.

Find out more about how you can short Baker Hughes stock.

Baker Hughes share dividends

18%

Dividend payout ratio: 18% of net profits

Recently Baker Hughes has paid out, on average, around 18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Baker Hughes shareholders could enjoy a 2.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Baker Hughes's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.

While Baker Hughes's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Baker Hughes is investing more in its future growth.

Baker Hughes's most recent dividend payout was on 3 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Baker Hughes share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Baker Hughes's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$11.8096 up to US$26.41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BKR.US volatility(beta: 1.73)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Baker Hughes's is 1.7348. This would suggest that Baker Hughes's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Baker Hughes overview

Baker Hughes Company provides a portfolio of technologies and services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Oilfield Services (OFS), Oilfield Equipment (OFE), Turbomachinery & Process Solutions (TPS), and Digital Solutions (DS). The OFS segment offers exploration, 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 oil and natural gas, and oilfield service companies. The OFE segment designs and manufactures products and services, including subsea and surface pressure control and production systems and services, capital drilling equipment and services, and flexible pipe systems for offshore and onshore applications; and provides well intervention solutions, as well as services related to onshore and offshore drilling and production operations. The TPS segment provides equipment and related services for mechanical-drive, compression, and power-generation applications across the oil and gas industry. Its product portfolio includes drivers, compressors, and turnkey solutions; and pumps, valves, and compressed natural gas and small-scale liquefied natural gas solutions. This segment serves upstream, midstream, onshore and offshore, and industrial, as well as engineering, procurement, and construction companies. The DS segment provides sensor-based measurement, non-destructive testing and inspection, turbine, generator and plant controls, and condition monitoring, as well as pipeline integrity solutions for a range of industries, including oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, metals, and transportation. It serves through direct and indirect channels. The company was formerly known as Baker Hughes, a GE company and changed its name to Baker Hughes Company in October 2019. Baker Hughes Company is based in Houston, Texas.

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Go to site
Not sure what platform to go with?
Take this quick quiz to find the right share trading platform