NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Halliburton (HAL) - Get Report shares are tumbling 1.85% to $42.48 on Thursday as oil reversed gains from yesterday due to the strong dollar.

Crude oil (WTI) is falling by 0.45% to $48.57 per barrel and Brent crude is also sliding by 0.06% to $53.35 per barrel, according to the CNBC.com index.

Yesterday, oil rallied as U.S. inventory data showed that there was a sharp decline in U.S. oil supplies last week, the Journal stated.

Today, the dollar rose as a pickup in U.S. economic growth boosts the chances for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates as soon as September, Reuters said.

Overall, this weighs down on commodities such as oil.

Halliburton provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates HALLIBURTON CO as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate HALLIBURTON CO (HAL) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed, some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.50, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, HAL has a quick ratio of 1.69, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • HAL, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 22.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 26.5%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Energy Equipment & Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 93.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $774.00 million to $54.00 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. In comparison to the other companies in the Energy Equipment & Services industry and the overall market, HALLIBURTON CO's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: HAL Ratings Report