Jim Cramer said late Monday morning that investors should " buy GE's stock "right here," and that GE "will be, if I am right, the premier energy service company, after Schlumberger (SLB - Get Report), in the world, after a few more acquisitions."
"There are all sorts of companies that GE could buy, to make a statement in this sector," Cramer said.
Credit Suisse analyst Julian Mitchell rates GE a "outperform," with a price target of $25, and in a note to clients on Monday called the Lufkin acquisition a "smart strategic fit."
"This deal more than doubles GE's current 5% share in Artificial Lift, giving it ~15% market share once the deal is completed," Mitchell wrote, adding that "the 13.5x EBITDA multiple paid... on 2013 estimates is slightly aggressive relative to other industrial transactions...
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