Halliburton Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

HAL -  USA Stock  

USD 36.70  2.08  5.36%

Considering the 90-day investment horizon and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Halliburton is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Halliburton buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding HAL positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Halliburton's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
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For the selected time horizon Halliburton has a Risk Adjusted Performance of 0.1592, Jensen Alpha of 0.4164, Total Risk Alpha of 0.5375, Sortino Ratio of 0.115 and Treynor Ratio of 0.5181
Halliburton investment recommendation module can be used to check and cross-verify current trade recommendations provided by analysts evaluating the entity's potential to grow using all of fundamental, technical, data market data available at the time. To make sure Halliburton is not overpriced, please check out all Halliburton fundamentals, including its price to earning, cash per share, price to earnings to growth, as well as the relationship between the gross profit and book value per share . Given that Halliburton has a price to earning of 82.10 X, we strongly advise you to confirm Halliburton market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your regular risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Halliburton Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Halliburton has very high historical volatility over the last 90 days
Halliburton has a strong financial position based on the latest SEC filings
Over 81.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from www.nasdaq.com: Halliburton Gains But Lags Market What You Should Know - Nasdaq

Halliburton current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Halliburton analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Halliburton analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price44.52
Target Median Price47.00
Target High Price52.00
Recommendation Mean2.10
Number Of Analyst Opinions25
Target Low Price27.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Halliburton Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Halliburton's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Halliburton's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Halliburton stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Halliburton price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Halliburton returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Halliburton stock.
Mean Return0.38Value At Risk-4.96
Potential Upside5.56Standard Deviation3.32
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Halliburton historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Halliburton Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Halliburton is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Halliburton backward and forwards among themselves. Halliburton's institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Halliburton's securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
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Capital World InvestorsCommon Shares61.6 M2.3 B
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Fmr LlcCommon Shares41.2 M1.6 B
Sanders Capital LlcCommon Shares20.7 M871.3 M
Pzena Investment Management LlcCommon Shares22.8 M862.3 M
Note, although Halliburton's institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Halliburton Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(1.22 B)(1.81 B)(1.34 B)(442 M)(455 M)(490.92 M)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion1.56 B1.61 B1.62 B1.06 B904 M1.13 B
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents(1.67 B)(329 M)260 M295 M481 M518.97 M
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(39 M)(31 M)(628 M)(187 M)(215.05 M)(232.03 M)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares158 M(205 M)18 M(13 M)79 M85.24 M
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities(1.64 B)(445 M)(13 M)(660 M)(700 M)(718.42 M)
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(620 M)(626 M)(630 M)(278 M)(161 M)(173.71 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(2.16 B)(1.42 B)(695 M)(1.01 B)(838 M)(860.05 M)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(1.93 B)(1.99 B)(1.45 B)(486 M)(534 M)(576.16 M)
Net Cash Flow from Operations2.47 B3.16 B2.44 B1.88 B1.91 B2.11 B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash(52 M)(74 M)(45 M)(93 M)(58 M)(59.53 M)

Halliburton Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Halliburton or Energy sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Halliburton stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Halliburton stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW0.71
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.13

Halliburton Volatility Alert

Halliburton shows above-average downside volatility for the selected time horizon. We advise investors to inspect Halliburton further and ensure that all market timing and asset allocation strategies are consistent with the estimation of Halliburton future alpha. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Halliburton's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Halliburton's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Halliburton Implied Volatility

Halliburton's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Halliburton stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Halliburton's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Halliburton stock will not fluctuate a lot when Halliburton's options are near their expiration.

Halliburton Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Halliburton's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Halliburton's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Halliburton and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Halliburton or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Halliburton's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Halliburton by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsHalliburtonPeer Average
Return On Equity25.57 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset5.58 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin9.61 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin17.45 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation39.57 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding895.12 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.31 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions81.45 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted14.14 M4.71 M
Price to Earning82.10 X28.72 X
Price to Book5.77 X9.51 X
Price to Sales2.04 X11.42 X
Revenue16.13 B9.43 B
Gross Profit2.02 B27.38 B
EBITDA2.81 B3.9 B
Net Income1.55 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents2.15 B2.7 B
Cash per Share2.39 X5.01 X
Total Debt9.58 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity1.36 %48.70 %
Current Ratio2.19 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share6.36 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations1.66 B971.22 M
Short Ratio1.24 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share0.45 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth0.30 X4.89 X
Number of Employees40 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization32.85 B19.03 B
Total Asset12.84 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings15.21 B9.33 B
Working Capital2.29 B1.48 B
Current Asset5.56 B9.34 B
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Halliburton Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as Halliburton . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.
Daily Balance Of Power(9,223,372,036,855)
Rate Of Daily Change0.95
Day Median Price36.7
Day Typical Price36.7
Price Action Indicator(1.04)

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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Receivables4.58 B3.07 B3.67 B4.79 B
Inventories3.14 B2.35 B2.36 B2.81 B

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Is Halliburton's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Halliburton. If investors know Halliburton will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Halliburton listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of Halliburton is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Halliburton that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Halliburton's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Halliburton's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Halliburton's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Halliburton's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Halliburton's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Halliburton value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Halliburton's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.