Based on the aggregated intelligence of 110,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy services specialist Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Halliburton facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (1919)

Market Cap

$40.10 billion


Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

TTM Revenue

$16.62 billion


CEO David Lesar (since August 2000)

CFO Mark McCollum (since December 2007)

Return on Equity (avg. last three years)


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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 780 of the 807 All-Star members who have rated Halliburton -- some 96.6% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include Tracker52 and mitch587, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

In February 2007, Tracker52 reminded our community that Halliburton's "primary business is helping oil companies get that oil and gas … out of the ground. This industry isn't going anywhere for a while and oil prices look like they are going to stay in a range that makes exploration profitable."

A more recent pitch from mitch587 in March of this year followed that bullish line of thinking, commenting on the company's ideal position:

The downward spiral of Natural Gas in storage (85 billion cubic feet last week) will give a significant increase in drilling activity for natural gas in '08. [Halliburton] is leveraged for significant higher profits on gas wells vs. oil wells and holds the greatest market share in the hydraulic fracturing market. High oil prices, High natural gas prices and falling supply bode well for [Halliburton] during the next 18 months.

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