Market Analysts see Halliburton Company [HAL] gaining to $50. Time to buy?

Halliburton Company [NYSE: HAL] stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.56% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 1.06%. The company report on April 12, 2023 that Halliburton Labs Welcomes Three New Companies to its Energy Tech Accelerator.

FuelX, LiNa Energy, and Solaires join to enable the future of energy, faster.

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Halliburton Labs introduces FuelX, LiNa Energy, and Solaires Entreprises as the newest participants in its clean energy accelerator. The companies will join a collaborative ecosystem that includes industrial capabilities, technical expertise, and global network connections to scale their respective businesses.

Over the last 12 months, HAL stock dropped by -16.80%. The one-year Halliburton Company stock forecast points to a potential upside of 30.79. The average equity rating for HAL stock is currently 1.70, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $30.35 billion, with 904.00 million shares outstanding and 901.01 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 9.48M shares, HAL stock reached a trading volume of 6502074 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $48.32 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 1.70. 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.

The Benchmark Company have made an estimate for Halliburton Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 19, 2023. The new note on the price target was released on January 12, 2023, representing the official price target for Halliburton Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $53, while Raymond James analysts kept a Strong Buy rating on HAL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Halliburton Company is set at 1.21, with the Price to Sales ratio for HAL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.50. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.80, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.58. Price to Free Cash Flow for HAL in the course of the last twelve months was 38.13 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.

HAL Stock Performance Analysis:

Halliburton Company [HAL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.06. With this latest performance, HAL shares gained by 7.87% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 7.49% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -16.80% 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 50.66, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.82, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.22 for Halliburton Company [HAL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 34.82, while it was recorded at 33.64 for the last single week of trading, and 33.61 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Halliburton Company Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Halliburton Company [HAL] shares currently have an operating margin of +14.80 and a Gross Margin at +16.32. Halliburton Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.74.

Return on Total Capital for HAL is now 17.60, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 9.37. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 21.44, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.90. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Halliburton Company [HAL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 114.29. Additionally, HAL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 53.33, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 39.06. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 111.15, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 51.87.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Halliburton Company [HAL] managed to generate an average of $34,933 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.89 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.89.Halliburton Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.50 and a Current Ratio set at 2.00.


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 40.45%.

Halliburton Company [HAL] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $25,411 million, or 84.70% of HAL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HAL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 99,631,311, which is approximately 1.003% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 81,715,438 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.75 billion in HAL stocks shares; and CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, currently with $2.16 billion in HAL stock with ownership of nearly 1.073% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Halliburton Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Tuesday and at the time of the Tuesday reporting period, where 521 institutional holders increased their position in Halliburton Company [NYSE:HAL] by around 63,752,581 shares. Additionally, 352 investors decreased positions by around 58,421,394 shares, while 137 investors held positions by with 633,427,950 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 755,601,925 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HAL stock had 181 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,856,281 shares, while 80 institutional investors sold positions of 9,124,999 shares during the same period.


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