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Halliburton Company is an oil & gas equipment & services business with stocks listed in the US. Halliburton Company shares (HAL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$13.22 – a decrease of 8.45% over the previous week.
How to buy shares in Halliburton Company
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Halliburton Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: HAL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Halliburton Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$13.22, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Halliburton Company, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Halliburton Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Halliburton Company key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Halliburton Company stock a buy or sell?
- Halliburton Company performance over time
- Can I short Halliburton Company shares?
- Is Halliburton Company suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Halliburton Company shares over-valued?
- Halliburton Company's financials
- How volatile are Halliburton Company shares?
- Does Halliburton Company pay a dividend?
- Have Halliburton Company shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Halliburton Company's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Halliburton Company's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was US$13.22, which is 37.82% down on its pre-crash value of US$21.26 and 211.06% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as US$4.25.
If you had bought US$1,000 worth of Halliburton Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth US$243.71 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth US$614.86.
Halliburton Company share priceUse our graph to track the performance of HAL stocks over time.
Halliburton Company shares at a glance
|Latest market close||USD$13.22|
|52-week range||USD$4.25 - USD$25.47|
|50-day moving average||USD$15.6056|
|200-day moving average||USD$11.9291|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.18 (1.19%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.358|
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Is it a good time to buy Halliburton Company stock?
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Halliburton Company price performance over time
|1 week (2020-09-14)||-7.75%|
|1 month (2020-08-21)||-16.01%|
|3 months (2020-06-22)||1.54%|
|6 months (2020-03-20)||161.78%|
|1 year (2019-09-20)||-35.32%|
|2 years (2018-09-21)||-67.53%|
|3 years (2017-09-21)||-69.60%|
|5 years (2015-09-21)||-64.70%|
Is Halliburton Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing Halliburton Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Halliburton Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Halliburton Company's P/E ratio
Halliburton Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Halliburton Company shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Halliburton Company's PEG ratio
Halliburton Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.7163. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Halliburton Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Halliburton Company's EBITDA
Halliburton Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2 billion (£1.6 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Halliburton Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Halliburton Company financials
|Revenue TTM||US$19 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.4%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.68%|
|Return on equity TTM||-55.08%|
|Market capitalisation||US$12.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Halliburton Company shares
There are currently 48.6 million Halliburton Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Halliburton Company's "short interest". This figure is 11.9% up from 43.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Halliburton Company shares can be evaluated.
Halliburton Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Halliburton Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Halliburton Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Halliburton Company shares traded daily (recently around 12.9 million). Halliburton Company's SIR currently stands at 3.77. In other words for every 100,000 Halliburton Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3770 shares are currently held short.
However Halliburton Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Halliburton Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Halliburton Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Halliburton Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Halliburton Company shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0623% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Halliburton Company shares, roughly 62 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Halliburton Company.
Find out more about how you can short Halliburton Company stock.
Halliburton Company's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Halliburton Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Halliburton Company's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 34.01
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Halliburton Company's overall score of 34.01 (as at 07/31/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 50th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Halliburton Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Halliburton Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 14.17/100
Halliburton Company's environmental score of 14.17 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Halliburton Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Halliburton Company's social score
Social score: 13.07/100
Halliburton Company's social score of 13.07 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Halliburton Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Halliburton Company's governance score
Governance score: 12.77/100
Halliburton Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Halliburton Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Halliburton Company's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Halliburton Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Halliburton Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||34.01|
|Total ESG percentile||49.92|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Halliburton Company share dividends
We're not expecting Halliburton Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Halliburton Company's shares ever split?
Halliburton Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 July 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Halliburton Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Halliburton Company shares which in turn could have impacted Halliburton Company's share price.
Halliburton Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Halliburton Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$4.25 up to US$25.47. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Halliburton Company's is 2.6433. This would suggest that Halliburton Company's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Halliburton Company overview
Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to oil and natural gas companies worldwide. The company's Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as well bonding and casing, as well as provides casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger and sand control systems, and service tools; production solutions comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning, commissioning, maintenance, and decommissioning. In addition, this segment offers oilfield completion, production, and downstream water and process treatment chemicals and services; and electrical submersible pumps, as well as artificial lift services. The company's Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services, including open-hole logging, and cased-hole and slickline; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment provides integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and project management and integrated asset management services. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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