Taking a quick look at earnings, covering analysts are predicting that Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) will post quarterly EPS of $-0.1. This consensus estimate uses covering analysts polled by Zacks Research. The estimate may differ from what other data providers have published for the quarterly consensus number. The company last posted quarterly earnings per share of $-0.15 for the period ending on 2016-09-30. The result was $0.28 off the Zacks consensus estimate which caused a surprise factor of 65.12%. When a company posts a noticable surprise factor, either negative or positive, substantial stock price moves might be seen in the days after the report.
In taking a look at where analysts believe Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) is headed, the covering brokerages have a one year target price of $61.318 on the shares. This is based on the 22 analysts polled by Zacks Research. The analyst with the most aggressive viewpoint sees the stock heading towards $73 within the next 12 months while the most bearish sees the shares going to $39 in that same timeframe. The most recent analyst revision occurred on 2017-01-04. Depending on the brokerage firm, analysts on the sell-side use alternate terminology to describe their Buy/Sell recommendations.
Retail investors not familiar with a particular firms reports could find the recommendations difficult to understand. As a result, Zacks offers an analyst brokerage rating (ABR) which simplifies the recommendations into a 1 to 5 sliding scale where one represents a Strong Buy and 5 indicates a Strong Sell. Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) currently has an ABR 2.17. This is the average recommendation based on the 22 analysts polled.
Please note that the data derived in this report is from Zacks Research. This is not a recommendation to Buy or Sell shares of Baker Hughes Incorporated. The author of this article does not hold any position in the company. Investors should conduct their own thorough research before buying or selling equities.