Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) does about 9.81M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 10762141 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 36.39B USD. Its current market price is $40.57, marking a decrease of -0.29% compared to the previous close of $40.69. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $43.99 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $23.30. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $41.27 and a low of $40.30.
Halliburton Company (HAL) has a 20-day trading average at $39.96 and the current price is -7.77% off the 52-week high compared with 74.12% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $38.08 and its 200-day simple moving average is $34.12. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 3.76%, which decreases to 3.75% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 55.72 to suggest the stock is neutral.
28 analysts observing the Halliburton Company (HAL) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $40.00 and $54.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $47.19, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 14.03% over the period. The median price target is 15.48% away from the current levels at $48.00.
FactSet Research has provided data showing that 28 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 3 advise that it is a overweight. 23 analysts have rated it as a buy and 2 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Buy and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Strong Buy the stock.
The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on January 19, 2023 when The Benchmark Company initiated the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of $50. Wolfe Research upgraded the stock to “Outperform” from Underperform on January 12, 2023 at a price target of $51. Raymond James initiated its price target at $53.
The current price level is 1.77%, 6.59%, and 18.96% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the HAL price moving above the 50-day SMA on January 23. Halliburton Company (HAL) stock is down -4.90% over the week and 8.42% over the past month. Its price is 3.10% year-to-date and 44.17% over the past year.
The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 9/29/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $0.6 above consensus estimates by $0.04. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 04/18/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $0.67 and $2.1 for whole year. HAL’s earnings per share are forecast to grow by 94.40% this year and 39.50% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $5.57 billion, which analysts say will come at $20.31 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $23.64 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $5.58 billion.
Its 12-month price target is $48.00. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 14.03 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $40.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $54.00.
Outstanding shares total 908.00M with insiders holding 0.27% of the shares and institutional holders owning 84.78% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 12.60% and return on equity of 24.40%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 21.02 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 13.82. The beta has a value of 2.16. Price to book ratio is 4.84 and price to sales ratio is 1.92.
American Balanced Fund isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by SPDR Series – Energy Select Secto, which sold off -0.22 million shares to end up with 26,013,460 shares worth $1.02 billion. American Funds Growth Fund of Ame raise their holdings by 1.60% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.82% position in Halliburton Company thanks to 25.65 million shares amounting to $1.01 billion.