Halliburton Company [HAL] stock Upgrade by HSBC Securities analyst, price target now $41.60


Halliburton Company [NYSE: HAL] slipped around -1.78 points on Friday, while shares priced at $31.69 at the close of the session, down -5.32%. The company report on June 8, 2022 that Halliburton’s Second Quarter 2022 Earnings Conference Call.

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Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, to discuss its second quarter 2022 financial results. The call will begin at 8:00 AM Central Time (9:00 AM Eastern Time).

The Company will issue a press release regarding the second quarter 2022 earnings prior to the conference call. The press release will be posted on the Halliburton website at www.halliburton.com.

Halliburton Company stock is now 38.57% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. HAL Stock saw the intraday high of $33.80 and lowest of $31.44 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 43.99, which means current price is +37.72% above from all time high which was touched on 06/08/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 11.15M shares, HAL reached a trading volume of 21770439 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Halliburton Company [HAL]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HAL shares is $44.92 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HAL stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

HSBC Securities have made an estimate for Halliburton Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 27, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Stephens raised their target price from $37 to $40. The new note on the price target was released on April 20, 2022, representing the official price target for Halliburton Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $32 to $33, while Susquehanna kept a Positive rating on HAL stock. On January 25, 2022, analysts increased their price target for HAL shares from 36 to 38.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Halliburton Company is set at 1.93, with the Price to Sales ratio for HAL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.87. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.06, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.26. Price to Free Cash Flow for HAL in the course of the last twelve months was 55.39 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.60.

How has HAL stock performed recently?

Halliburton Company [HAL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -21.73. With this latest performance, HAL shares dropped by -11.97% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 40.47% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 44.11% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for HAL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 29.37, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 20.42, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 35.37 for Halliburton Company [HAL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 38.07, while it was recorded at 34.99 for the last single week of trading, and 29.94 for the last 200 days.

Halliburton Company [HAL]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Halliburton Company [HAL] shares currently have an operating margin of +11.85 and a Gross Margin at +13.18. Halliburton Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.53.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 24.93, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.78.

Halliburton Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 2.20.

Earnings analysis for Halliburton Company [HAL]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for HAL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Halliburton Company go to 60.75%.

Insider trade positions for Halliburton Company [HAL]

There are presently around $23,262 million, or 83.30% of HAL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HAL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 99,707,953, which is approximately -0.955% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 72,922,850 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.31 billion in HAL stocks shares; and CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, currently with $1.95 billion in HAL stock with ownership of nearly 1.508% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Halliburton Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 455 institutional holders increased their position in Halliburton Company [NYSE:HAL] by around 112,880,924 shares. Additionally, 354 investors decreased positions by around 84,120,171 shares, while 119 investors held positions by with 537,040,814 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 734,041,909 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HAL stock had 201 new institutional investments in for a total of 34,376,099 shares, while 75 institutional investors sold positions of 5,947,767 shares during the same period.