Baker Hughes Sells Slumping Stock

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One of’s

largest investors has been selling shares of the provider of artificial-intelligence software after a recent swoon.

A unit of oilfield-services giant

Baker Hughes

(ticker: BKR) has sold 1.23 million (AI) shares from April 7 through April 22 for a total of $79.2 million, an average price per share of $64.24, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Baker Hughes had been an early investor in, and owned 10.8 million shares, an 11.7% stake, after the artificial-intelligence software firm’s December initial public offering.

Baker Hughes declined to comment on the stock sales. It remains’s third-largest shareholder with 9.6 million shares, or 9.5%, according to S&P Capital IQ.

Baker Hughes has already recouped its original investment in more...