Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH grew its position in Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) by 1.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,191,458 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock after buying an additional 15,997 shares during the quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Halliburton were worth $31,669,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HAL. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in Halliburton by 12.7% in the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 634,507 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock valued at $25,718,000 after purchasing an additional 71,566 shares during the period. MainStreet Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Halliburton by 16.5% in the third quarter. MainStreet Investment Advisors LLC now owns 84,343 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock valued at $3,418,000 after purchasing an additional 11,957 shares during the period. First Manhattan Co. boosted its holdings in Halliburton by 26.6% in the third quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 19,056 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock valued at $772,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its holdings in Halliburton by 0.8% in the third quarter. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 464,256 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock valued at $18,900,000 after purchasing an additional 3,803 shares during the period. Finally, Hills Bank & Trust Co. boosted its holdings in Halliburton by 72.0% in the third quarter. Hills Bank & Trust Co. now owns 14,078 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock valued at $571,000 after purchasing an additional 5,893 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.00% of the company’s stock.

HAL opened at $29.51 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.68 and a current ratio of 2.30. Halliburton has a one year low of $24.70 and a one year high of $54.91. The stock has a market cap of $26.02 billion, a PE ratio of 15.53, a PEG ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.27.

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 22nd. The oilfield services company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.04. Halliburton had a return on equity of 18.57% and a net margin of 6.90%. The business had revenue of $5.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.87 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.53 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down .1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Halliburton will post 1.4 EPS for the current year.

In other news, VP Anne L. Beaty sold 2,548 shares of Halliburton stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.48, for a total transaction of $75,115.04. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 56,663 shares in the company, valued at $1,670,425.24. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Anne L. Beaty sold 1,300 shares of Halliburton stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.50, for a total value of $37,050.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 58,848 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,677,168. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 11,577 shares of company stock worth $360,700 in the last quarter. Insiders own 0.54% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on HAL shares. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Halliburton in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Royal Bank of Canada set a $56.00 target price on Halliburton and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Halliburton from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 11th. Societe Generale set a $42.00 target price on Halliburton and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 22nd. Finally, Macquarie set a $40.00 price target on Halliburton and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and twenty-two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $45.65.

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Halliburton Company Profile

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 bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment.

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