Halliburton posts quarterly profit

It was driven by a stronger US performance and better crude prices

It was driven by a stronger US performance and better crude prices

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.23/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.18/Share by a difference of $0.05. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in HAL. CCJ's profit would be $35.56 million giving it 25.03 P/E if the $0.09 EPS is correct. BlackRock Inc. now owns 51,835,128 shares of the oilfield services company's stock valued at $2,550,805,000 after acquiring an additional 50,022,982 shares in the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Halliburton in the first quarter worth about $100,000. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. now owns 2,711 shares of the oilfield services company's stock worth $116,000 after purchasing an additional 1,266 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Halliburton by 7.6% during the second quarter. This includes revenue of $3.2 billion. Balyasny Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Halliburton by 7,314.7% during the second quarter. Ledyard National Bank boosted its position in Halliburton by 6.5% during the second quarter. The firm now has $56.70 price target on the oilfield services company's stock. Cim Invest Mangement Inc holds 0.2% or 12,850 shares in its portfolio. Bank of America Corporation restated a buy rating on shares of Halliburton Company in a report on Friday, November 18th.

HAL has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Halliburton Company from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, October 14th. Global Hunter Securities upgraded the stock to "Accumulate" rating in Tuesday, July 21 report.

Among 37 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 33 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.02 on October 20, reaching $9.01. Halliburton presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $57.90. Moreover, Ativo Capital Management Llc has 0.25% invested in the company for 30,008 shares. The legal version of this piece can be viewed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/23/halliburton-company-hal-holdings-reduced-by-schafer-cullen-capital-management-inc.html. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Ltd Liability Partnership Ma has invested 0% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL).

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07/28/2017 - Halliburton Company had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at FBR Capital Markets. Halliburton Company has a 52-week low of 38.18 and a 52-week high of 58.78. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $43.52 and a 200-day moving average price of $43.95.

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $5.35 Billion for the current quarter. The dividend payment was $0.180 per share for the quarter which is $0.72 annualized. Deutsche Bank maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Thursday, July 21. This came in above its earnings per share of 1 cent on revenue of $3.83 billion from the same time previous year. Credit Suisse Group set a $60.00 price objective on Halliburton and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Saturday, July 1st. The company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir - from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field.

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