Baker Hughes name change complete, drops GE

Baker Hughes has a new name once again.

The change from Baker Hughes, A GE Company, to simply Baker Hughes Co. became effective Oct. 17, according to a press release. The company’s ticker symbol — currently “BHGE” — will change to “BKR” on Oct. 18. Baker Hughes will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

The name and ticker symbol changes had been planned since General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) reduced its stake in Baker Hughes to 36.8 percent in two deals that closed last month. Those…

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