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||$31.0 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas equipment and services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$22.9 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO David Lesar
CFO Mark McCollum
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||20.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.18 billion / $3.82 billion|
National Oilwell Varco
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 3,241 members who have rated Halliburton believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include LAVol and All-Star dmccartney, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.
Just last month, LAVol touched on the global tailwinds working in Halliburton's favor:
Oil demand will only increase as China and India grow their economies. ... Oil services demand is increasing in the U.S. in the Bakken, Marcellus, and Utica shale plays. [Halliburton] is best positioned to take advantage.
Currently, Halliburton even sports a cheapish P/E of 12.2. That represents a discount to rivals like National Oilwell Varco (15.3), Schlumberger (20.0), and Weatherford (40.4).
CAPS All-Star dmccartney elaborates on the bargain opportunity:
This stock has been beaten down by the bad publicity and legal risks associated with the BP oil spill, but is a very strong long term player in the industry. It should also benefit from long-term rising oil and gas prices, as more drilling activity will take place. All these companies will need support from companies like Halliburton. Overall, a good buy in price at around $35.00.
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