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Halliburton said it lost $824 million in the fourth quarter, compared to a loss of $149 million during the same period a year earlier. The company's stock had a trading volume of 10,354,453 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,310,000.

Houston energy services company Halliburton grew its revenues, but reported a fourth quarter loss due to one-time charges from its Venezuela operations and USA tax changes. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

Hightower Advisors Llc increased its stake in Textron Inc (TXT) by 280.81% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 2.20 and a quick ratio of 1.67. Swedbank holds 0.4% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) or 1.41M shares. Caxton Corp who had been investing in Agile Therapeutics Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $118.63M market cap company. (X) ended its previous trading session at $38.77 with the Loss of -0.67%. About 72,223 shares traded. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has risen 19.03% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.38% the S&P500. The stock of Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, October 6 by Berenberg. Therefore 20% are positive. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was reinitiated by H.C. Wainwright with "Buy". Canaccord Genuity maintained CGI Group Inc. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $6000 target. On Thursday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". The firm has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, January 26. The firm has "Buy" rating by Desjardins Securities given on Friday, May 27. Noble Financial maintained Agile Therapeutics, Inc. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $60.00 price objective on Halliburton and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. Nippon Life Glob Invsts Americas reported 98,250 shares or 0.39% of all its holdings. Glenmede Tru Na has 9,323 shares. (NYSE:TXT). Boys Arnold And Inc invested in 19,970 shares. Eastern Bancorporation, Massachusetts-based fund reported 264,798 shares. Gabelli Advisers has invested 0.02% in Textron Inc. (NASDAQ:AGRX). Proquest Assoc Iv Lc reported 22.62% stake. Natl Tx accumulated 137,895 shares. Conning has invested 0.03% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Allsquare Wealth Mngmt Ltd Company owns 200 shares.

The company's diluted EPS for trailing twelve months was 0.24. Jefferies maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Thursday, January 4 with "Buy" rating. Therefore 90% are positive. Halliburton Company has been given an analysts' mean target of 53.34.

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HOUSTON (AP) _ Halliburton Co. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, November 10 by Societe Generale.

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 22nd. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 23 with "Buy". Argus Research maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Thursday, October 22. Shares for $83,844 were sold by Beaty Anne L. on Tuesday, January 9. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 18,612 shares of the company's stock, valued at $911,801.88. Its down 0.09, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 84 investors sold HAL shares while 297 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. Pope Lawrence J sold $1.71 million worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Tuesday, September 5. Country Club Trust Company Na has 0.07% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Hawkins Lp holds 0.27% or 14,400 shares in its portfolio. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.99, for a total transaction of $78,824.91. Halliburton had a return on equity of 6.93% and a net margin of 1.13%. Rothschild Asset Mgmt holds 908,209 shares. Citigroup maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Monday, May 16. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Textron Inc. 55,991 are owned by Delta Management Ltd Limited Liability Company.

When we look at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, the company has 1.48 rating given by Analysts where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 stands for Strong Sell.

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