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BHI

Changed to BHGE

$60.48

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Goldman Sachs

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16:24

Baker Hughes, Goldman Sachs fund to form North America pressure pumping company

Baker Hughes (BHI), CSL Capital, and West Street Energy, a fund managed by the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs (GS), announced an agreement to create a pure-play North American land pressure pumping company. The new company will provide customers with "leading hydraulic fracturing and cementing services supported by the current Baker Hughes world-class technology portfolio." Under terms of the agreement, Baker Hughes will contribute its North American land cementing and hydraulic fracturing businesses, which comprises assets in the U.S. and Canada. This includes personnel, expertise, technology and infrastructure. CSL Capital will contribute its Allied Energy Services platform, which provides hydraulic fracturing and cementing services on land in North America. Further, CSL and WSEP will together contribute $325M in cash to the new company, of which $175M will be used to strengthen its balance sheet and position it for growth, while the remaining $150M will go to Baker Hughes. CSL and WSEP together will own 53.3% of the new company, and Baker Hughes will retain a 46.7% ownership stake. The new company will operate under the BJ Services brand and will be headquartered in Tomball, Texas. Warren Zemlak, current president and CEO of Allied Energy Services, will serve as CEO of BJ Services, with the balance of the executive team to include "oilfield services veterans." Baker Hughes will provide customary support services to ensure a seamless transition. Access to current Baker Hughes' pressure pumping technology will be provided to the new company through a licensing agreement. Through a strategic collaboration, Baker Hughes will have access to BJ Services' product and service portfolio to continue to provide solutions to customers in the North American land market. The financial results of the Baker Hughes North American land pressure pumping business will continue to be reported as part of Baker Hughes' consolidated financial results through 4Q16. This agreement does not include Baker Hughes' international pressure pumping businesses or its Gulf of Mexico offshore pressure pumping operations, which Baker Hughes will continue to operate.

BHI

Changed to BHGE

$60.48

-0.79 (-1.29%)

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Goldman Sachs

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2.05 (0.98%)

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BHI Changed to BHGE
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11/21/16
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Baker Hughes price target raised to $70 from $64 at Susquehanna
Susquehanna analyst Charles Minervino raised his price target on Baker Hughes (BHI) to $70 from $64 as he believes the share price is still not adequately reflecting the premium paid by General Electric (GE). He believes the assumptions laid out by GE in its presentation to sell the deal were conservative. Minervino reiterated his Positive rating on Baker Hughes shares.
11/29/16
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Baker Hughes merger looking 'more favorable,' says Wells Fargo
After further analyzing the merger between Baker Hughes (BHI) and GE's (GE) Oil & Gas unit, Wells Fargo has become more upbeat about the new company's outlook. Specifically, it contends that the new company "has a higher percentage of relatively stable aftermarket service revenue than the market appreciates... along with less-volatile revenue streams and higher margins from Digital Solutions and Downstream Technology." The firm is upbeat about the combined company's longer term outlook, and it thinks that the company's cost synergies will come in above expectations. Wells raised its price target range on Baker Hughes to $69-$71 and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
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11/29/16
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Goldman Sachs downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura
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Neutral
Goldman Sachs downgraded to Neutral on valuation at Nomura
As previously reported, Nomura downgraded Goldman Sachs to Neutral from Buy and maintained its $201 price target. Analyst Steven Chubak said risk/reward is more balanced given an already low tax rate, lower asset sensitivity, weaker excess capital, higher risk of multiple rebasing, and heavier international exposure.
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KBWI
Outperform
Goldman Sachs upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette analyst Brian Kleinhanzl upgraded Goldman Sachs to Outperform saying the company should benefit more than peers from a better trading environment. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $240 from $185.

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