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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, HAL  has a market cap of 39090.48. Since its IPO date on the 06/01/1972, Halliburton Company, HAL performance year to date is 35.15%. Today Halliburton Company, HAL has gained -5.29%, with a current price of 43.15.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -7.40%, 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 0.94. While Total debt/equity is 1.18. With a profit margin of -11.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 9.80%, and operating margin of -13.00%. Halliburton Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.6, 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 10.79%. The 52-week high is -7.58%, and the 52-week low is 57.64%. The average volume for Halliburton Company, HAL is 5145262.

With a target price of 47.83, 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 48.52. 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 1.88 and 3 respectively. For P/cash, Halliburton Company has a value of 4.07, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 43.15, Halliburton Company has a dividend yield of 1.58%. We see a return on equity of -16.40%.

Looking more long-term Halliburton Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.18%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 547.60% 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.

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