Swedbank Decreased Its Halliburton Co (HAL) Holding; First Bancorp Has 2.71 Sentiment

Lloyd Doyle
March 14, 2018

According to today's trading volume Halliburton Company is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. Finally, Barclays set a $66.00 price objective on shares of Halliburton and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, January 4.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Halliburton Company, where 9 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 0 analysts have given a Buy signal, 0 said it's a HOLD, and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Condor Cap Management holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 16,037 shares. Welch Gru Ltd Com stated it has 0.02% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). The stock has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 6. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Thursday, October 20 by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Credit Suisse.

Capital One National Association increased Halliburton Co (HAL) stake by 389.53% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Coastline Trust invested in 0.14% or 17,839 shares. Semgroup Corp now has $1.76B valuation. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) has declined 6.51% since March 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. FBR Capital maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Friday, July 28 with "Outperform" rating. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, October 20. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $59.09. On Wednesday, May 4 the stock rating was maintained by iBERIA Capital Partners with "Outperform". Wells Fargo And Mn owns 26,614 shares. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 5 to "Overweight". On Tuesday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by Ladenburg Thalmann with "Buy".

Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc decreased U S Silica Hldgs Inc (NYSE:SLCA) stake by 36,282 shares to 139,772 valued at $4.34 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 816,414 shares and now owns 11.50M shares. Rpc Inc (NYSE:RES) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. 0 analysts say it's a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. It worsened, as 10 investors sold PHT shares while 10 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, a New York-based fund reported 766,475 shares. The Linden Advisors Lp holds 8,818 shares with $534,000 value, down from 56,050 last quarter. Ig Mngmt Limited owns 13,300 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. 111,566 were accumulated by Alliancebernstein Lp. Invesco has invested 0% of its portfolio in Pioneer High Income Trust (NYSE:PHT). Jennison Assocs Lc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in SemGroup Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) for 2.17 million shares. Jane Street Group Ltd Liability accumulated 10,611 shares. Acg Wealth holds 0.19% or 23,716 shares. Alpine Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 0.09% or 31,359 shares in its portfolio. Adams Natural Fund invested in 3.37% or 472,770 shares. 7,319 are held by Cim Invest Mangement.

Since October 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 sales for $3.52 million activity. $227,250 worth of stock was bought by MCADAM WILLIAM J on Tuesday, February 27.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $8.39 million activity.

Among 42 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 37 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. The insider Miller Jeffrey Allen sold 29,025 shares worth $1.60 million. In a transaction dated January 22, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $54.98, raking in a sum of $713,475.

In related news, VP Anne L. Beaty sold 2,937 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 8th.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.63, from 1.42 in 2017Q2.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of HAL. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.38/share and a High Estimate of $0.51/share. Bright Rock Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 1.84% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). The oilfield services company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.07. Insiders sold 125,922 shares of company stock valued at $6,706,509 over the last three months. Morgan Stanley reported 4.33 million shares. Security Tru Com has 550 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Cohen Klingenstein Ltd Com has 0.06% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 8,500 shares. Keybank Natl Association Oh has invested 0.13% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). One Cap Ltd Liability stated it has 43,945 shares or 0.42% of all its holdings. Vanguard Grp owns 61.34M shares. Moreover, Fsi Group Llc has 3.04% invested in the company for 124,600 shares. Montag A & Associate owns 7,800 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Liability Company reported 0.73% stake. About 1.60 million shares traded or 11.69% up from the average. The stock increased 2.13% or $0.98 during the last trading session, reaching $46.99. About 156,187 shares traded.

Shares of Halliburton (HAL) opened at $46.99 on Monday. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

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