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Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 35968.28. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Halliburton Company is 41.65 (with a change from open of 0.36%), this in conjunction with a target price of 51.44. Volume today has so far reached 2668127, with an average volume of about 8052.68. The GAP for this stock, is 1.12%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 45.1. The current EPS for Halliburton Company, is -6.64, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -119.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 22.25%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Halliburton Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 635.30% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 14.35%. Quarter over quarter is for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -35.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -19.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 81.70%. Shares outstanding is 876.42, while shares float is at a value of 858.84. Float short for Halliburton Company is 2.48% and the short ratio is 2.65.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.25, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.33. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.8, and the quick ratio is 2.2. The most recent gross margin is 7.70% and their operating margin is -36.50%. The profit margin is -30.50%.

Halliburton Company has seen returns on assets of -17.70%, and on investment, 0.40%. Return on equity is -42.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.92, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.63 and Price/cash is , and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -4.75% and 8.36% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -10.82% and the 52 week low is 52.80%.

Halliburton Company has a dividend yield of 1.75%, with a current price of 41.65. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Oil & Gas Equipment & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Halliburton Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry means that Halliburton Company has seen performance for the past week of -2.17%, with performance for the month coming to -8.62%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -6.57%, and for the half year the performance is 8.02%. Volatility for this week is 2.54% and for the month this is 2.34%.

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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