HAL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Halliburton Stuck at Resistance After Earnings

    January 23, 2017
    Halliburton's international business continues to weigh on quarterly results, raising odds for a reversal and decline that ...
  2. Halliburton Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Monday (HAL)

    December 5, 2016
    Halliburton will send its dividend payment on Dec. 28 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 7.
  3. Halliburton A Better Buy Than Schlumberger (HAL, SLB)

    December 2, 2016
    Both oil services giants should gain ground into 2017 but Halliburton has carved a much stronger technical pattern.
  4. Duquesne Capital's Druckenmiller Eliminates Halliburton, Buys ...

    November 29, 2016
    The former manager for George Soros' Quantum Fund has made significant moves in recent months.
  5. Halliburton Posts Earnings Surprise (HAL)

    October 20, 2016
    Halliburton posts flat revenues but $0.01 EPS on North American revenue increases.
  6. Crude Price Worries Oil Companies and Banks (OAS, HAL)

    October 13, 2016
    Potential for further weakness in the price of crude oil is a concern for commercial banks as well as oil and gas industry ...
  7. Some Bullish Indications for Halliburton Stock (HAL, OAS)

    October 4, 2016
    Halliburton is positioned to benefit from oil price increase due to its dominant position in Baaken oil fields.
  8. Oil Rebound Could Bode Well for Fracking Stocks (RSPP, HES)

    October 2, 2016
    Now that OPEC has cut production costs and oil prices have risen, will the oil and gas industry finally rebound? And will ...
  9. OPEC Surprise Caps Production and Ignites Rally (OAS, HAL)

    September 29, 2016
    OPEC production cap sparks 6% crude oil price rise and a strong rally in E&P and field service stocks.
  10. Analysts Optimistic on SLB and HAL Despite OPEC Turmoil (SLB, ...

    September 27, 2016
    Stock analysts rate both Schlumberger and Halliburton as Strong Buys on cost controls and stable positions in their respective ...
  11. Halliburton Stuck In Neutral After Failed Merger

    September 26, 2016
    Broad rotational strategies have limited the negative impact of Halliburton's failed merger with Baker Hughes.
  12. Halliburton Unveils New Leak Detection Technology (HAL, SLB)

    September 22, 2016
    Halliburton announced its new Acoustic Conformance Xaminer technology that monitors oil and gas wells via logging acoustic ...
  13. E&P and Oilfield Services Await OPEC Meeting (OAS, HAL)

    September 20, 2016
    Exploration, production and oil field services companies await September 27th oil producers meeting in Algeria.
  14. Top 3 Companies Owned by Halliburton (HAL)

    September 2, 2016
    Halliburton's Baker Hughes acquisition fell through, but Halliburton still has many subsidiaries from its acquisition of ...
  15. Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks of 2016 (CVX, BP)

    August 27, 2016
    Learn about the top five oil and gas stocks of 2016, their historical performances during the oil bear market and why they ...
  16. Halliburton Headed Higher Despite Failed Merger

    August 22, 2016
    Halliburton should continue to gain ground into 2017 despite a weakened cash position after its failed Baker Hughes merger.
  17. Druckenmiller Adds Energy Holdings to Portfolio (PEP, KO)

    August 19, 2016
    Druckenmiller's Duquesne Family Office makes investments in the energy and materials sectors while cutting back on consumer ...
  18. Schlumberger Q2 Earnings on Tap: What to Expect (SLB, HAL)

    July 21, 2016
    Solid results released on Wednesday from Halliburton, signals better demand for fracking equipment, which this bodes well ...
  19. Halliburton Sees Drilling Recovery

    July 20, 2016
    Halliburton believes the North America oil market has turned and expects to see a modest uptick in rig count during the second ...
  20. Halliburton Q2 Earnings on Tap: What to Expect

    July 18, 2016
    With North America still suffering from weak production spending ? how fast can Halliburton cut costs to offset the decline?
  21. Halliburton Price Levels to Watch After Earnings

    July 18, 2016
    Halliburton has risen sharply off the 1st quarter low but many institutions have passed on new exposure, demanding more proof ...
  22. How M&A Breakups Are Hurting Investment Banks' Profits (PFE, ...

    June 14, 2016
    Discover what happens when mergers and acquisitions fail. Learn about three major deals that have fallen through in 2016 ...
  23. Halliburton, Baker Hughes Downgraded by Moody's (HAL, BHI)

    June 6, 2016
    Shares of both energy giants closed higher Friday even though both companies received downgrades in their credit rating by ...
  24. Stay Defensive with Your Summer Portfolio

    May 28, 2016
    With odds of a rate hike increasing, and an election in November, investors should look to rotate towards the defensive sectors ...
  25. Halliburton Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday (HAL)

    May 27, 2016
    Halliburton will send its dividend payment on June 22 to shareholders of record as of June 1.
  26. Judge: Staples and Office Depot Blew It at Trial

    May 18, 2016
    If there's anyone to blame for the failure of the merger between Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP), ...
  27. Why Do Some Failed Mergers Result in Break-Up Fees?

    May 12, 2016
    When mergers go bad, there's often a break-up fee involved of as high as 3-5% of the value of the proposed merger.
  28. Baker Hughes Says Rig Counts Are Still Falling

    May 6, 2016
    The dramatic slowdown in the energy sector continued in April: Oil field industry services player Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI) ...
  29. Halliburton to Pay Big Breakup Fee to Baker Hughes

    May 3, 2016
    That's going to leave a mark. As a consequence of Halliburton's failed attempt to acquire rival Baker Hughes, the oil industry ...
  30. Halliburton Stock Surges Ahead of Earnings (HAL, BHI)

    May 2, 2016
    HAL shares have surged more than 21% year-to-date and are up almost 50% since falling to their 52-week low of $27.64 in January. ...
  31. Baker Hughes at Crossroads After Failed Merger (BHI, HAL)

    May 2, 2016
    Baker Hughes needs to trade forcefully above 50 to break long-term resistance and enter a new uptrend.
  32. How Baker Hughes Will Use $3.5B Breakup Fee from Halliburton

    May 2, 2016
    Baker Hughes will use the $3.5 billion Halliburton break-up fee to improve its capital structure
  33. Halliburton Pre-Announces Q1 Earnings (HAL, BHI)

    April 25, 2016
    How high the stock goes from here will be based on how quickly Halliburton can shift its focus from merely saving on costs ...
  34. Is Halliburton Better Off Without Baker Hughes? (HAL, BHI)

    April 11, 2016
    The analysts believe, despite Halliburton's efforts of appeasing regulators to green-light the Baker Hughes deal, Halliburton ...
  35. Fears of Blocked Baker Hughes Deal Pressures Halliburton (HAL, ...

    April 5, 2016
    Having federal regulators essentially say "this deal will happen over my dead body" would be a major blow to Halliburton.
  36. Can Halliburton Stock Realistically Return 50%? (HAL)

    April 4, 2016
    Assuming Halliburton does return 50% in the next twelve months, the shares are expected to rise to around $52.50, from Friday's ...
  37. A Better Buy: Schlumberger or Halliburton?

    March 14, 2016
    Schlumberger is exhibiting greater technical strength than Halliburton, with two potential buy signals.
  38. Halliburton Stock Declines With Oil Prices (HAL)

    March 11, 2016
    Where oil prices ultimately land is anyone's guess. But Halliburton is positioning itself to capitalize when prices do stabilize. ...
  39. Looking to Invest in Oil? Try the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE, XOM)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn how to invest in ETFs to gain exposure to the oil sector without having to deal with the challenges inherent in investing ...
  40. Analyzing Halliburton's Return on Equity (HAL, BHI)

    March 6, 2016
    Analyze Halliburton's 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profitability, leverage and asset turnover impact ROE and ...
  41. Halliburton's 3 Key Financial Ratios (HAL)

    February 19, 2016
    Explore the financial ratios that are most revealing to Halliburton's economies of scale, critical to the company's competitiveness ...
  42. Halliburton Q4 Earnings: Buy Now, Profit Later

    January 25, 2016
    With HAL shares priced at discounted levels, patience remains the best strategy.
  43. What's Behind GE's $32 Billion Deal With Wells Fargo

    October 21, 2015
    GE is a 123-year-old blue chip mainstay, with some radical plans for the future--as evidenced by Wells Fargo's $32 billion ...
  44. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Halliburton Stock

    October 20, 2015
    Read about the primary business and political risks facing Halliburton Company, one of the largest energy services companies ...
  45. Schlumberger Vs. Halliburton Stock: Which One to Choose?

    September 30, 2015
    Read about the differences between Schlumberger and Halliburton, two large companies that operate in the oilfield services ...
  46. Fracking and Other Oil Drilling Tech: A Primer

    August 7, 2015
    Well-stimulation technologies have fundamentally changed the market through their recent widespread adoption in North America. ...
  47. The Top 6 ETFs For Investing in Energy (VDE, XOM)

    August 7, 2015
    Find out which energy sector ETFs may be poised for a big future, including options for investors who want clean energy, ...
  48. Does Halliburton Have an Anti-Trust Problem? (BHI, HAL)

    July 28, 2015
    If rumor proves true, oil industry services giant Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) could have a big problem with its $35 billion ...
  49. Chesapeake's Enormous Refracking Potential (CHK, HAL)

    May 27, 2015
    There was an interesting theme running through the conference calls of energy giants and oilfield service companies this ...
  50. Tea Party Vs. Republican Party: Who Will Win In 2016?

    May 21, 2015
    What agendas define the rift between the Tea Party and the Republican establishment, and which side will win the presidential ...
  51. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    May 5, 2015
    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  52. These Oil Service Stocks Are Ready For A Move Higher (OIH, SLB)

    March 26, 2015
    In the oil services sector, active traders have been trying hard to establish a floor and the double bottom pattern that ...
  53. Companies Affected Most by Low Oil Prices

    February 13, 2015
    Low oil prices have affected many companies. Some consumers and producers who rely on oil as a key input benefit, while others ...
  54. Oil Slump? Buy Discounted Oil Service Company Stocks

    February 10, 2015
    The challenging market created by the oil price slump is creating opportunities to buy oil service stock at a steep discount.
  55. Breaking Down the Halliburton Baker Hughes Deal

    December 18, 2014
    Halliburton is using a downturn to get bigger and stronger in the long term, and the company is getting Baker Hughes at a ...
  56. The Difference Between Oil Services And Refiners

    October 22, 2014
    Oil service companies and refiners both play an important role in the oil industry, but they tend to profit more in opposite ...
  57. Fracking Can't Happen Without These Companies

    August 8, 2014
    With all the attention paid to fracking, what is are the good investment opportunities? Are the companies that extract oil ...
  58. How Fracking Affects Natural Gas Prices

    August 8, 2014
    Whatever you think of fracking, it has done one thing: kept the price of natural gas from increasing any more than it has.
  59. Why Schlumberger Is A Name You Should Know

    August 8, 2014
    Want to make money in the oil and gas industry? Be an ancillary service provider--that's where the real money is.
  60. How To Capitalize On Rising Energy Prices

    June 4, 2014
    The world's energy demands will keep rising as supplies become harder to find and exploit. These factors should propel a ...
  61. CAPEX Spending In The Energy Sector Keeps On Growing

    January 31, 2014
    As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply. That fact ...
  62. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  63. With Fracking It’s All About Water Management

    April 5, 2013
    It takes an awfully large amount of water to frack an oil and gas well these days. Given the growth projections for production ...
  64. Weatherford Has To Be Better

    July 25, 2012
    Weatherford is cheap, but not without good reason.
  65. Higher CAPEX Spending Makes Oil Service Stocks A Buy

    August 9, 2011
    In response to rising oil and gas prices, many E&P firms have doubled their capital spending programs to meet demand. ...
  66. Companies Affected By The Oil Spill

    May 14, 2010
    Whether in a positive or a negative way, these companies are feeling the effects of the recent oil rig explosion.