Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus 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.

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, Texas (1919)

Market Cap

$13.39 billion


Oil and Gas Equipment and Services

TTM Revenue

$18.28 billion


President/CEO David Lesar (since 2000)

CFO Mark McCollum (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT)

CAPS members bullish on HAL also bullish on:

Transocean (NYSE:RIG)

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)

CAPS members bearish on HAL also bearish on:


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

Over on CAPS, 2,708 of the 2,848 members who have rated Halliburton -- or 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include BSHumphreyII and HKindy.

In January, BSHumphreyII urged our community to stay focused on the long term:

Production cuts are hurting their business in the short run, but drilling isn't going to be slow for long. Halliburton has a good-looking balance sheet ... so they're well-positioned to ride out the lean times.

Also, think Obama will be bad for this company? Think again. This guys work on geothermal wells, too.

In a pitch from December, HKindy shares some insider insight into the company:

Halliburton has completely split up from KBR to become a pure play energy services company. This has allowed them to become more focused and keeps them far from all the performance of contracts related to military logistics or reconstruction of infrastructure.

I know at least in the division I work in they have introduced some superior drilling and logging tools which are getting them huge volumes of work at premium rates. ...The company runs very lean which means they have very little wastage of resources and they have worked very hard to focus and improve their performance and improve the caliber of their people.

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