How to buy Halliburton Company (HAL) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Halliburton Company shares.
Halliburton Company (HAL) is a leading oil & gas equipment & services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$37.97 after a previous close of US$38.06. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD37.27 to a high of USD38.09. The latest price was USD37.69 (25 minute delay). Halliburton Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Halliburton Company
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. 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, which will typically include 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 that matches 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 using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$38.06, 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.
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
- 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
Halliburton Company stock price (NYSE:HAL)Use our graph to track the performance of HAL stocks over time.
Have Halliburton Company's shares ever split?
Halliburton Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 July 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 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 shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$27.5882 - US$43.85|
|50-day moving average||US$40.1498|
|200-day moving average||US$36.1534|
|Dividend yield||US$0.6 (1.68%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.91|
Halliburton Company price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-20)||-1.34%|
|3 years (2020-11-27)||114.64%|
|5 years (2018-11-28)||17.16%|
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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 13x. In other words, Halliburton Company shares trade at around 13x 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 0.9271. 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$4.9 billion (£3.9 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 share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Halliburton Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$27.5882 up to US$43.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Halliburton Company's is 2.14. 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 financials
|Revenue TTM||US$22.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.87%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$3.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||10.45%|
|Return on equity TTM||31.6%|
|Market capitalisation||US$34.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Halliburton Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 21.33% of net profits
Recently Halliburton Company has paid out, on average, around 21.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Halliburton Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Halliburton Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.
While Halliburton Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Halliburton Company is investing more in its future growth.
Halliburton Company's most recent dividend payout was on 27 December 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 December 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
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: 33.03
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Halliburton Company's overall score of 33.03 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 51st 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: 11.79/100
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||33.03|
|Total ESG percentile||51.26|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Halliburton Company overview
Halliburton Company provides products and services to the energy industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. The Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services that include stimulation and sand control services; cementing services, such as well bonding and casing, and casing equipment; completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, and service tools, as well as liner hanger, sand control, and multilateral systems; production solutions comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, downhole tools, and pumping and nitrogen services; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning, commissioning, maintenance, and decommissioning. This segment also provides electrical submersible pumps, as well as artificial lift services. The Drilling and Evaluation segment offers drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; oilfield completion, production, and downstream water and process treatment chemicals and services; drilling systems and services; wireline and perforating services consists of 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. This segment also provides cloud based digital services and artificial intelligence solutions on an open architecture for subsurface insights, integrated well construction, and reservoir and production management; 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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