Experts Watch-list Companies: Halliburton Company (HAL), Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR)

Halliburton posts international revenue growth unlike Schlumberger

The firm owned 25,262 shares of the oilfield services company's stock after buying an additional 5,241 shares during the period. Viking Fund Management LLC owned approximately 0.06% of Halliburton worth $23,936,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. It fall, as 96 investors sold HAL shares while 307 reduced holdings. Contravisory Investment Management, Inc. now owns 11 shares with a value of $1,000. The stock now has Weekly Volatility of 1.72% and Monthly Volatility of 1.61%. Halliburton comprises about 3.8% of Viking Fund Management LLC's portfolio, making the stock its 3rd biggest holding. Secor Advsrs Ltd Partnership invested in 0.85% or 219,526 shares. Finally, Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America boosted its stake in shares of Halliburton by 1.1% during the 1st quarter. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Halliburton from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 12th. If you are accessing this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of USA and global trademark & copyright laws.

Among 37 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 33 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 6 by Cowen & Co. About 9.35 million shares traded or 15.15% up from the average.

Moreover, Halliburton recently released GeoTech HE™, a robust drill bit that incorporates new features and materials to deliver enhanced performance and increased reliability in today's high energy drilling systems characterized by very high weight-on-bit and drilling torque. The stock's market cap is $47.51 billion.

Check out our latest analysis for Halliburton NYSE:HAL Ownership Summary Oct 24th 17 Institutional Ownership HAL's 82.30% institutional ownership seems enough to cause large share price movements in the case of significant share sell-off or acquisitions by institutions, particularly when there is a low level of public shares available on the market to trade.

Let's have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Halliburton Company (HAL). The full year figure represented a major improvement of the US$6mln reported for last year's quarter. The firm had revenue of $5.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.35 billion. Halliburton had a negative net margin of 0.86% and a positive return on equity of 2.97%. Second quarter revenue was $5 billion, a 16 percent increase from the first quarter, and the company said most of that increase came from a rebound in activity in the North Sea and Russian Federation. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.00, for a total transaction of $1,336,633.00.

The following firms have recently changed their position in HAL. Credit Suisse Group restated an "outperform" rating and issued a $55.00 price target (down from $60.00) on shares of Halliburton in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $69.00 price target on shares of Halliburton in a research note on Friday, June 30th. ValuEngine upgraded Halliburton from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. The company says this is thanks to "increased utilization and pricing throughout the United States". One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, twenty-six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock.

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