Halliburton Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

HAL Stock  USD 29.60  0.18  0.61%   
Considering the 90-day investment horizon and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Halliburton is 'Strong Hold'. 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 (0.08), Jensen Alpha of (0.22), Total Risk Alpha of (0.20) and Treynor Ratio of (0.13)
Our trade recommendations module complements current analysts and expert consensus on Halliburton. It analyzes the firm potential to grow using all fundamental, technical, and market related data available at the time. To make sure Halliburton is not overpriced, please check out all Halliburton fundamentals, including its cash per share, price to earnings to growth, and the relationship between the gross profit and book value per share . Given that Halliburton has a price to book of 4.36 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 generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Over 85.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from simplywall.st: Even though Halliburton has lost US1.4b market cap in last 7 days, shareholders are still up 332 percent over 3 years

Halliburton Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Halliburton's historical returns is an attempt to chart the 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.
Mean Return-0.25Value At Risk-4.63
Potential Upside3.60Standard Deviation2.74
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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.
Last TransactionTypeSharesValue
Vanguard Group Inc2022-12-31Common Shares99.6 M3.9 B
State Street Corp2022-12-31Common Shares60 M2.4 B
Sanders Capital Llc2022-12-31Common Shares21 M827.9 M
Morgan Stanley2022-12-31Common Shares17.2 M677.5 M
Norges Bank2022-12-31Common Shares11.6 M457.2 M
Wellington Management Group Llp2022-12-31Common Shares11.2 M441.5 M
Price T Rowe Associates Inc2022-12-31Common Shares10.4 M408.6 M
Northern Trust Corp2022-12-31Common Shares9.5 M372.3 M
Van Eck Associates Corp2022-12-31Common Shares8.8 M347 M
Pzena Investment Management Llc2022-12-31Common Shares7.9 M310.6 M
Legal General Group Plc2022-12-31Common Shares6.6 M261.6 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

201820192020202120222023 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(1.81 B)(1.34 B)(442 M)(455 M)(811 M)(875.03 M)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion1.61 B1.62 B1.06 B904 M940 M1.13 B
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents(329 M)260 M295 M481 M(698 M)(716.37 M)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares(205 M)18 M(13 M)79 M(21 M)(22.66 M)
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities(445 M)(13 M)(660 M)(700 M)(1.24 B)(1.27 B)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(1.42 B)(695 M)(1.01 B)(838 M)(1.8 B)(1.85 B)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(1.99 B)(1.45 B)(486 M)(534 M)(967 M)(1.04 B)
Net Cash Flow from Operations3.16 B2.44 B1.88 B1.91 B2.24 B2.23 B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash(74 M)(45 M)(93 M)(58 M)(175 M)(179.61 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 Equipment & Services 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'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.
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Beta against NYSE Composite1.98
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.09

Halliburton Volatility Alert

Halliburton exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.68 and kurtosis of 0.33. However, we advise investors to further study Halliburton technical indicators to ensure that all market info is available and is reliable. 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 bullish 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 Equity0.22 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset0.08 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin0.08 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin0.15 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation40.17 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding904.12 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.36 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions85.11 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted23.08 M4.71 M
Price to Earning18.84 X28.72 X
Price to Book4.36 X9.51 X
Price to Sales1.75 X11.42 X
Revenue20.3 B9.43 B
Gross Profit3.24 B27.38 B
EBITDA3.4 B3.9 B
Net Income1.59 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents2.35 B2.7 B
Cash per Share2.18 X5.01 X
Total Debt7.93 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity1.17 %48.70 %
Current Ratio2.10 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share8.81 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations2.24 B971.22 M
Short Ratio2.65 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share1.66 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth0.93 X4.89 X
Target Price49.32
Number of Employees45 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization26.76 B19.03 B
Total Asset23.25 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings15.21 B9.33 B
Working Capital2.29 B1.48 B
   Acquisition by Tobi Young of 4941 shares of Halliburton subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

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 2020 2021 2022 2023 (projected)
Receivables3.07 B3.67 B4.63 B5.29 B
Inventories2.35 B2.36 B2.92 B3.12 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.
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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.