Brokers Set Expectations for Halliburton Company's Q1 2018 Earnings (NYSE:HAL)

The firm owned 279,636,254 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 4,415,236 shares during the period. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.35%. The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $52.47 on volume of 9.71 million shares. Finally, looking back over the past year-to-date, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)'s Price Change % is 7.37%. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

Several other institutional investors have also bought shares of the company. The total amount of shares outstanding is 872.00 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 46.50 billion. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $52.11, down from yesterday's close by -0.34%. About 579,252 shares traded. (NASDAQ:FIBK) has risen 30.22% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.96% the S&P500. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.67 and a current ratio of 2.20. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its holdings in Halliburton by 107.8% in the 2nd quarter. Its down 0.09, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.70, for a total value of $2,185,000.00. 102 funds opened positions while 287 raised stakes. Bamco New York owns 5,985 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Motco now owns 2,742 shares of the oilfield services company's stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Cetera Advsrs Lc reported 9,270 shares. Polar Llp has 76,093 shares.

While taking a look at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators about Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) . Goldman Sachs Group Inc has 981,053 shares. Palisade Asset Mgmt Limited Liability owns 26,590 shares. 7,489 were reported by Pictet State Bank Trust. Andra Ap has 105,900 shares. Symphony Asset Management Limited Liability Corp has 11,851 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Triangle Wealth Mgmt holds 0.96% or 11,775 shares. Moreover, Blackrock has 0% invested in First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. Credit Suisse maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Thursday, June 29.

Among 39 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 35 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. American Tower Corporation had 67 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Cowen & Co. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 14 by Bank of America. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 23 by Cowen & Co. The additional 2,600 stocks are covered by the Zacks Rank and generate 1 page snapshot research reports. The firm has "Accumulate" rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Global Hunter Securities.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $3.72 million activity. Sheresky Michael sold $41,831 worth of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Ledyard National Bank sold 32,161 shares as American Tower Corp (AMT)'s stock rose 18.69%. 34,667 shares were sold by TAICLET JAMES D JR, worth $4.94M on Monday, December 11. FBR Capital maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Wednesday, February 22 with "Outperform" rating. Therefore 67% are positive. Halliburton Company had 135 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Friday, October 6 report. Strong Buys and Buys will have a Target Price and a valuation section, and all reports have Style Scores for Momentum, Value, and Growth. Citigroup cut their price target on shares of Halliburton from $54.00 to $52.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, July 24.

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The firm has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, September 12. On Friday, June 30 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". The firm has "Speculative Buy" rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by TD Securities.

Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Halliburton's Q3 2018 earnings at $0.59 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.63 EPS. It turned negative, as 84 investors sold Halliburton Company shares while 297 reduced holdings. The active investment managers in our partner's database now possess: 679.57 million shares, down from 681.00 million shares in 2017Q2. Massachusetts-based Trillium Asset Mngmt Limited Com has invested 0.01% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Ccm Inv Advisers Ltd Liability Corp invested in 1.47% or 166,258 shares.

According to Halliburton Company (HAL) most recent 13F filing, the company has 73 new institutional holders - accounting for 13.08 million shares of its common stock. Alexandria reported 0.63% stake. The insider, BEATY ANNE L., now holds 56,350 shares of HAL. Hussman Strategic Advisors invested in 0.56% or 50,000 shares.

In recent action, Halliburton Company (HAL) has made a move of +18.46% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Twin Mngmt holds 0.42% or 63,040 shares. However, at the Wall Street, the shares for the company has been tagged a $0 price target, indicating that the shares will drop -100% from its current levels. (NASDAQ:FIBK) for 1.83 million shares. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -9.7 percent, Return on Equity of -12.3 percent and Return on Investment of -7.9 Percent.

The oilfield services company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.04.

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