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
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.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Houston (1919)|
|Market Cap||$39.6 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas equipment and services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$21 billion|
Chairman/CEO David Lesar
CFO Mark McCollum
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||20.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.9 billion / $3.8 billion|
National Oilwell Varco
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
A couple of months ago, MajorBob04 succinctly summed up the Halliburton bull case: "Specialized services will continue to grow in the Oil & Gas industry; Halliburton will grow with the trend and the need for better economics."
Currently, Halliburton even sports a cheapish forward P/E of 9.5. That represents a discount to rivals like Baker Hughes (10.1), National Oilwell (11.5), and Schlumberger (14.0).
Looks like a good entry point, and I'm always a fan of an established, profitable company that's willing to undertake a huge hiring spree. Not only that, but unlike the highly publicized McDonald's hiring spree, these jobs will pay a living wage! Something big is happening in North Dakota.
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