2. As of noon trading, Halliburton Company ( HAL) is up $1.60 (3.9%) to $42.44 on average volume Thus far, 7.6 million shares of Halliburton Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.72-$42.64 after having opened the day at $40.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.84.

Halliburton Company provides various products and services to the energy industry for exploring, developing, and producing oil and natural gas worldwide. It operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. Halliburton Company has a market cap of $37.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Halliburton Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Halliburton Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Halliburton Company Ratings Report now.

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