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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Halliburton Company, HAL

Halliburton Company, HAL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Equipment & Services in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Halliburton Company, HALĀ  has a market cap of 36928.4. Since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972, Halliburton Company, HAL performance year to date is 27.38%. Today Halliburton Company, HAL has gained 0.44%, with a current price of 43.13.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -17.70%, with return on investment at 0.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Halliburton Company, HAL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.25. While Total debt/equity is 1.33. With a profit margin of -30.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 27.70%, and operating margin of -36.50%. Halliburton Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.8, while the quick ratio is 2.2.

For the last year Halliburton Company, HAL has seen a EPS growth of -119.40%. A performance for the year of 10.51%. The 52-week high is -7.62%, and the 52-week low is 57.57%. The average volume for Halliburton Company, HAL is 2122503.

With a target price of 51.68, can Halliburton Company, HAL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Halliburton Company, HAL. Halliburton Company has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 47.34. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Halliburton Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.98 and 3.79 respectively. For P/cash, Halliburton Company has a value of *TBA, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 43.13, Halliburton Company has a dividend yield of 1.68%. We see a return on equity of -42.50%.

Looking more long-term Halliburton Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.35%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 605.60% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -119.40% for this year and for the last five years a -19.10% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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