The following video is from Monday's MarketFoolery, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Bryan Hinmon, Jim Gillies, and Jason Moser discuss the top business and investing stories of the day.
Halliburton (NYSE: HAL ) reported a first-quarter loss due to charges tied to litigation involving the Deepwater Horizon disaster. But the company reported an increase in its international revenues, and shares were up after the earnings news. Halliburton also increased its dividend. In this installment of MarketFoolery, our analysts discuss the future of Halliburton and explain why guar gum could be a key ingredient to the company's success.
The relevant video segment can be found between 5:05 and 10:06.
Domestic oil and gas service companies have taken a hit in the recent past due to a slowdown in the natural gas drilling boom of the last couple of years. As this market looks to rebound, investors would be wise to consider Halliburton, one of the top companies in the business and one of those most in tune with the domestic market. To access The Motley Fool's new premium research report on this industry stalwart, simply click here now and learn everything you need to know about how Halliburton is positioning itself both at home and abroad.