Joy is also involved with equipment for the tar sands. Moreover, it is very attractively valued. The return metrics are quite appealing to those looking for value.
(Reuters) - General Electric Co (GE.N) said it will buy oilfield services provider Lufkin Industries Inc (LUFK.O) for about $3.3 billion to expand its oil and gas business.
The offer values Lufkin at $88.50 per share, representing a premium of 38 percent to the stock's Friday close. Lufkin shares rose to $87.97 in premarket trading.
Lufkin, which makes artificial lift technologies and industrial equipment, has operations in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.
Artificial lift refers to the use of external means to increase the flow of liquids such as crude oil or water from a production well.
GE has been boosting its presence in the energy sector with purchases of oilfield equipment maker Dresser, John Wood's (WG.L) well support division and British oil equipment company Wellstream.
Oil and gas business contributed about 10 percent to GE's total revenue last year.