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Examining the Volatility of Baker Hughes Company’s (BKR) Stock

The stock of Baker Hughes Company (BKR) has gone up by 4.51% for the week, with a -1.95% drop in the past month and a -5.74% drop in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.57%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are 2.66% for BKR.. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 2.37% for BKR’s stock, with a 2.70% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

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Additionally, the 36-month beta value for BKR is 1.47. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 19 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 6 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price predicted by analysts for BKR is $36.83, which is $8.19 above the current price. The public float for BKR is 1.00B and currently, short sellers hold a 1.42% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of BKR on May 25, 2023 was 6.90M shares.

BKR) stock’s latest price update

Baker Hughes Company (NASDAQ: BKR)’s stock price has soared by 1.13 in relation to previous closing price of 28.40. Nevertheless, the company has seen a gain of 4.51% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Barron’s reported on 12/11/22 that Giant Fund Dumps Carnival Stock, Buys Snap, Warner Bros., and Baker Hughes

BKR Trading at 1.28% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BKR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -25.70% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.66%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.57%, as shares sank -0.14% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +1.27% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BKR rose by +4.51%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +18.34% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $28.05. In addition, Baker Hughes Company saw -2.74% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at BKR starting from Camilleri Kurt, who sale 12,293 shares at the price of $28.53 back on May 02. After this action, Camilleri Kurt now owns 1,000 shares of Baker Hughes Company, valued at $350,719 using the latest closing price.

BORRAS MARIA C, the EVP, Oilfield Services & Equip of Baker Hughes Company, sale 9,811 shares at $30.93 during a trade that took place back on Jan 31, which means that BORRAS MARIA C is holding 59,463 shares at $303,454 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BKR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +8.76 for the present operating margin
  • +23.26 for the gross margin

The net margin for Baker Hughes Company stands at -2.84. The total capital return value is set at 8.02, while invested capital returns managed to touch -2.79. Equity return is now at value -0.70, with -0.30 for asset returns.

Based on Baker Hughes Company (BKR), the company’s capital structure generated 51.40 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 33.95. Total debt to assets is 21.64, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 45.38. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 29.97.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.49, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.22. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.64 and the total asset turnover is 0.61. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.32.


In conclusion, Baker Hughes Company (BKR) has seen bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.