4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Halliburton

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy services giant Halliburton (NYSE: HAL  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Halliburton and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Halliburton facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (1919)

Market Cap

$30.1 billion

Industry

Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$28.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO David Lesar
CFO Mark McCollum

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

20.4%

Cash/Debt

$2.0 billion / $4.8 billion

Dividend Yield

1.1%

Competitors

Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI  )
Schlumberger
(NYSE: SLB  )
Weatherford International
(NYSE: WFT  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 3,482 members who have rated Halliburton believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Bryan Hinmon (TMF42), summed up the long-term outperform case for our community:

Halliburton is facing some headwinds with low natural gas prices, high guar prices, and tempering rig counts. However, the company has transformed itself into an integrated solutions provider -- almost like the IBM (NYSE: IBM  ) of the oil services industry -- where it becomes embedded in its customers' well sites. Its revenue is therefore sticky and that helps build lasting relationships. New business tends to center around unconventional wells which are much more service intensive and oil companies who are looking to avoid reputation risk due to heightened regulatory scrutiny will probably prefer to do business with fewer servicers for easier to track accountability. These secular trends play to [Halliburton's] strengths.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Halliburton and IBM. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Halliburton and IBM. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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