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Halliburton Company is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Halliburton Company shares (HAL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Halliburton Company employs 40,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$16.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Halliburton Company

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Halliburton Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HAL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Halliburton Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$12.17, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Halliburton Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Halliburton Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Halliburton Company's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Halliburton Company's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$12.17, which is 42.76% down on its pre-crash value of USD$21.26 and 186.35% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$4.25.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Halliburton Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$243.71 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$566.03.

Halliburton Company share price

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Halliburton Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-25.
Latest market close USD$12.17
52-week range USD$4.2223 - USD$25.0397
50-day moving average USD$13.4761
200-day moving average USD$13.6196
Wall St. target price USD$16.06
PE ratio 17.0103
Dividend yield USD$0.18 (1.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.358

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Is it a good time to buy Halliburton Company stock?

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Halliburton Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.17 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-19) -23.94%
1 month (2020-10-27) -2.72%
3 months (2020-08-27) -24.03%
6 months (2020-05-26) 2.53%
1 year (2019-11-26) -41.57%
2 years (2018-11-26) -61.73%
3 years (2017-11-24) -70.73%
5 years (2015-11-25) -69.04%

Is Halliburton Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Halliburton Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Halliburton Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Halliburton Company's P/E ratio

Halliburton Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Halliburton Company shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Halliburton Company's PEG ratio

Halliburton Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9316. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Halliburton Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Halliburton Company's EBITDA

Halliburton Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Halliburton Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Halliburton Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$16.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.23%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.96%
Return on equity TTM -58.39%
Profit margin -26.6%
Book value $5.889
Market capitalisation USD$15.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Halliburton Company shares

There are currently 46.2 million Halliburton Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Halliburton Company's "short interest". This figure is 9.4% up from 42.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Halliburton Company shares can be evaluated.

Halliburton Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Halliburton Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Halliburton Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Halliburton Company shares traded daily (recently around 15.3 million). Halliburton Company's SIR currently stands at 3.02. In other words for every 100,000 Halliburton Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3020 shares are currently held short.

However Halliburton Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Halliburton Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Halliburton Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Halliburton Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Halliburton Company shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0588% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Halliburton Company shares, roughly 59 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Halliburton Company.

Find out more about how you can short Halliburton Company stock.

Halliburton Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Halliburton Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Halliburton Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.03

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Halliburton Company's overall score of 33.03 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 51st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Halliburton Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Halliburton Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.17/100

Halliburton Company's environmental score of 14.17 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Halliburton Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Halliburton Company's social score

Social score: 13.07/100

Halliburton Company's social score of 13.07 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Halliburton Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Halliburton Company's governance score

Governance score: 11.79/100

Halliburton Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Halliburton Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Halliburton Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Halliburton Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Halliburton Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Halliburton Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.03
Total ESG percentile 51.26
Environmental score 14.17
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 13.07
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 11.79
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Halliburton Company share dividends

40%

Dividend payout ratio: 39.87% of net profits

Recently Halliburton Company has paid out, on average, around 39.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Halliburton Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Halliburton Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.18 per share.

While Halliburton Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Halliburton Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Halliburton Company's most recent dividend payout was on 23 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Halliburton Company's shares ever split?

Halliburton Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 July 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Halliburton Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Halliburton Company shares which in turn could have impacted Halliburton Company's share price.

Halliburton Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Halliburton Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.2223 up to $25.0397. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Halliburton Company's is 2.7396. This would suggest that Halliburton Company's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Halliburton Company overview

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to oil and natural gas companies worldwide. The company's Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as well bonding and casing, as well as provides casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger and sand control systems, and service tools; production solutions comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning, commissioning, maintenance, and decommissioning. In addition, this segment offers oilfield completion, production, and downstream water and process treatment chemicals and services; and electrical submersible pumps, as well as artificial lift services. The company's Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services, including open-hole logging, and cased-hole and slickline; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment provides integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and project management and integrated asset management services. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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