4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Halliburton

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-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's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Halliburton facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (1919)

Market Cap

$45.2 billion


Oil and gas equipment and services


Chairman/CEO David Lesar

CFO Mark McCollum

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$2.05 billion / $3.82 billion

Dividend Yield



Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI  )

National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV  )

Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB  )

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 3,027 members who have rated Halliburton believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Vermilian and Jimbea44.

Earlier this month, Vermilian touched on the big tailwind working in Halliburton's favor:

The drilling and completion companies will benefit most from any upswing in energy prices. I like the current hot plays in the Canadian oil sands and the Bakken shale of North Dakota. Halliburton is well positioned to benefit from increased activity in these areas.

Currently, Halliburton even trades at a forward P/E of 14.2. That represents a discount to rivals Baker Hughes (15.4), National Oilwell (15.8), and Schlumberger (18.7).

CAPS member Jimbea44 elaborates on the bull case:

In the global search for oil and gas drilling technology is being forced to new levels. [Halliburton] is in there with only a handful of other companies that can develop drilling technology and also it has capital to invest in the manufacturing of such equipment. There is no point in having technology if you cannot build tools for a worldwide market.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. National Oilwell Varco is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection. The Fool owns shares of Schlumberger. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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