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Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.18

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.18

Parallax Volatility Advisers L P has invested 0% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). The hedge fund run by Michael Doheny held 568,196 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $27.68M, up from 500,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock has a market capitalization of $40,650.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 127.05, a PEG ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 1.06. The volume of 7.17 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 9.46 Million shares. First Bancorp (FBNC) has risen 47.69% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending.

Banque Pictet & Cie Sa decreased its stake in Halliburton Co (HAL) by 20.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 5,030 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $232,000, down from 18,549 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Halliburton has a 1 year low of $38.18 and a 1 year high of $57.86. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $46.9. Ci Invests owns 1.32M shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

Shaker Financial Services Llc, which manages about $132.85 million and $188.78M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mfs Charter Income Tr (NYSE:MCR) by 105,293 shares to 297,142 shares, valued at $2.58M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Hexcel Corp (NYSE:HXL) by 16,111 shares in the quarter, for a total of 117,760 shares, and has risen its stake in Mccormick & Co Inc (NYSE:MKC).

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $8.39 million activity. 220 were reported by Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability Company. Also, insider Timothy Mckeon sold 1,609 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 27th. Shares for $713,475 were sold by Brown James S on Monday, January 22.

Digging Up the Facts on Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI)
After $0.19 actual EPS reported by Laredo Petroleum, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.32% EPS growth. The lowest target is $14.0 while the high is $18.0. $12.42's average target is 42.27% above currents $8.73 stock price.

In other Halliburton news, EVP Robb L. Voyles sold 39,287 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 22nd. Insiders sold 125,922 shares of company stock valued at $6,706,509 in the last three months. Therefore 22% are positive. The company now has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $59.09. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Halliburton from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $54.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. The company was downgraded on Friday, November 6 by BMO Capital Markets. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $57.00 price objective on shares of Halliburton and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 1 with "Buy".

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.30, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 84 investors sold HAL shares while 297 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. 146.03 million shares or 0.84% less from 147.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wealth Architects Limited Co holds 0.07% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 4,155 shares. $1.60M worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) was sold by Miller Jeffrey Allen. Texan Management reported 36,449 shares or 1.11% of all its holdings. Brown Brothers Harriman &, a New York-based fund reported 17 shares. Amp Cap Ltd stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Boston Ptnrs has invested 0.01% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Swiss Natl Bank holds 660,922 shares. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, October 14 by FBR Capital. Ig Mngmt Limited owns 13,300 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. Susquehanna Interest Limited Liability Partnership holds 0% or 19,130 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:WTR). Ls Invest Advsr Ltd, Michigan-based fund reported 13,601 shares. 0 analysts say it's a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. Morgan Stanley reported 4.33 million shares. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.04 EPS. research analysts expect that Halliburton will post 2.55 EPS for the current fiscal year. HAL's profit will be $428.70 million for 23.52 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. The oilfield services company reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.07.

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in Halliburton by 0.6% during the 3rd quarter. Its up 0.19, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 51 investors sold SO shares while 353 reduced holdings. CA raised its position in shares of Halliburton by 94.3% during the third quarter. 2,461,854 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 9,804,700. Wellington Mgmt Group Limited Liability Partnership holds 871,010 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo And Mn holds 0.04% or 2.61 million shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:SNPS) shares were sold by WALSKE STEVEN. Dupont Capital Management Corp has invested 0% in Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has invested 0.01% in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM). The New York-based Gagnon Securities Ltd Co has invested 0.28% in Akamai Technologies, Inc. Coastline Trust invested in 0.14% or 17,839 shares. Regal Advisors Ltd Llc holds 0.14% in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) or 7,848 shares. Comerica Bankshares has invested 0.04% in Aqua America, Inc. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Liability Company reported 0.73% stake. CIBC Asset Management Inc increased its holdings in Halliburton by 7.8% during the 3rd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability Com holds 16,065 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and twenty-three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Therefore 100% are positive. Halliburton Company had 150 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained TreeHouse Foods, Inc. On Friday, September 29 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Hold". The stock has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 6. The company was maintained on Saturday, August 22 by Evercore. Oppenheimer upgraded the shares of AKAM in report on Wednesday, December 14 to "Outperform" rating. As per Thursday, August 25, the company rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs. Pacific Crest downgraded the shares of AKAM in report on Wednesday, July 27 to "Sector Weight" rating. On Thursday, October 19 the insider FISACKERLY HALEY sold $170,000.


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