It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Halliburton Company (HAL) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.10, or -0.34%, to $29.00. The Halliburton Company has recorded 99,079 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Halliburton Announces First Quarter 2023 Results.
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Halliburton Company is listed on the NYSE in the Energy sector while operating in the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $29.10 and fluctuated between $29.48 as its day high and $28.66 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Halliburton Company is $26.14B. A total of 7.11 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 9.35M shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, HAL has seen 11 BUY and 8 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 1,050,832 and the disposition of 408,035 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 27 BUYs and 74 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,303,906 shares during that period but sold 891,994.
In the most recent transaction, Miller Jeffrey Allen sold 10,057 shares of HAL for 30.18 per share on May 09. After the transaction, the Director, President & CEO now owns 819,173 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 08, Miller Jeffrey Allen sold 271,283 shares at 30.25 per share. HAL shares that Director, President & CEO owns now total 829,230.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Geer Charles Jr. disposed of 12,065 shares on May 08 at a per-share price of $30.60. This resulted in the SVP & Chief Accounting Officer holding 52,817 shares of HAL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Banks Margaret Katherine sold 2,769 shares at $38.79 per share on Feb 10. Company shares held by the Director now total 11,856.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Halliburton Company pays an annual dividend of $0.64, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.20%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.50. HAL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/28/2023 when it declared a $0.16 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/21/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 12/7/2022. The HAL stock dividend was $0.12 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HAL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $48.08 with high estimates of $58.00 and low estimates of $34.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HAL has a high of $43.99 and a low of $23.30.
As of this writing, HAL has an earnings estimate of $0.75 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 23 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.77 per share and a lower estimate of $0.73. The company reported an EPS of $0.72 in the last quarter, which was 7.50% higher than expectations of $0.67.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. HAL’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $3.04B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $10.22B in debt and $4.31B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $9.31, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $6.73B.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for HAL is Buy with a score of 4.89.