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NYSE Share, Halliburton Down 1.17%

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Halliburton Company traded at $16.1 at last check on 8/25/2020, making a downturn move of -1.17% on its previous day’s price.

The Shares previous close was $16.29 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 2.67 with the day’s price range being $16.10 – 16.69. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, HAL has a high of $25.47 and a low of $4.25. The company’s share has gained about 10.74% over that past 30 days.

Halliburton has a market cap of $14.56 Billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on October 19, 2020. With its Forward Dividend at 0.18 and a yield of 1.1%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the HALshare to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.08, with the EPS growth for the year declined at $0.51 for 2020 and $0.48 for next year. These figures represent -0.59% and at -0.06% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $3.12 Billion, with a low of $2.97 Billion and a high of $3.17 Billion. The median projection represents growth adding up to -43.8% compared to sales earnings for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecasts for 2020 are expected to hit $14.42 Billion, or -35.6% down from figures reported last year.

On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the HAL share, short term indicators assign the share an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the share in the category of 50% Buy.

Based on estimates by 31 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 18 have rated the Halliburton Company (HAL) stock as a Hold, while 9 rate it as a Buy. 3 analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas 1 suggests the share as a Sell. The share has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up share of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the HAL share currently stands at 0, and the current price level is 2.95% off its SMA20 and 14.57% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 60.15 while the volatility over the past week is 3.28% and jumps to 3.33% over the past one month. The beta value is 2.67, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.61. The average price target for the share over the next 12 months is $15.41, with the estimates having a low of $10 and a high of $20. These price ends are -37.89% and +24.22% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -6.83% if the HAL share price touches on the median price of $15.

We find that today’s price change of -1.17% and -8.07% over the past 12 months for HAL competes that of Linde Plc (LIN), which has seen its share price rise 0.33% in the latest trading session and is +35.09% over the last one year. Another of its peers Schlumberger N.V. (SLB) has dropped -2.25% today, but is -38.96% down over the past year, while Baker Hughes A Ge Co. Cl A (BKR) is also down -1.17% yet its price remains in the red at -8.07% over the same period. Linde has a P/E ratio of 59.14 compared to Halliburton’s 0 and Schlumberger’s 0. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.1% and -0.49%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 17.94 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 12.11 Million. Current shares outstanding are 878.47 Million.

According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 0.35% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 83.29%. The data shows that short shares as of July 30, 2020, stood at 43.45 Million at a short ratio of 2.55. This represents a 4.95% Short interest in Shares outstanding on July 30, 2020. Shares short dropped in July from the previous month at 46.31 Million. Investors should be excited about this share as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the share -33.43% down in year-to-date price movement. Halliburton Company traded at $16.1 at last check on 8/25/2020.

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Michelle D. Madsen

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