Stocks Getting Investors Vote of Confidence: Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) share price swings at $50.88 with percentage change of -0.06% in most recent trading session.

Pool Consensus

The HAL held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The HAL ratings chart showed that 4 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 3 analysts opting for Overweight option for same period, whereas, 1 analyst out of pool gave UNDERWEIGHT rating. For stocks’ current month, 31 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to 1 opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 63.11 as compared to current price of 50.88.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.24 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $1.17 as compared to one month ago of $-0.02, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $2.85.

Profitability Valuation

The profit margin can answer significantly to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has negative -36.30% profit margin that indicates every dollar of sales a firm actually keeps in earnings, and the larger number indicates improving and vise worse. The firm has gross profit margin of 5.40% and operating profit margin calculated as -42.70%. Moving toward returns ratio, HAL has returns on investment of -22.60% which indicates firm’s investment efficiency or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

While returns on assets calculated as -20.00% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has returns on equity of -55.10%, which is measuring a corporation’s profitability by revealing how much profit generates by HAL with the shareholders’ money. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 1.70 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -5.43%.

Furthermore, it has price to sale ratio of 2.78 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes. The firm’s price to book was 4.67, which can be compared with current price to get idea about under or overvalue of stock. Forward Price to Earnings ratio of HAL attains value of 17.70 that is projecting or estimating EPS for the next 12-months and its follow by traders who believe on anticipates of a firm’s future rather than past performance.

To have technical views, liquidity ratio of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) calculated as 2.90 to match up with its debt to equity ratio of 1.32. The float short ration was 2.03%; as compared to Short Ratio were 2.18. The firm has institutional ownership of 82.60%, while insider ownership included 0.30%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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