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Here's Why Halliburton (HAL) is a Strong Value Stock

For new and old investors, taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals.

While you may have an investing style you rely on, finding great stocks is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores. These are complementary indicators that rate stocks based on value, growth, and/or momentum characteristics.

Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock

Different than growth or momentum investors, value-focused investors are all about finding good stocks at good prices, and discovering which companies are trading under what their true value is before the broader market catches on. The Value Style Score utilizes ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow to help pick out the most attractive and discounted stocks.


Halliburton (HAL)

Houston, TX-based Halliburton Company is one of the largest oilfield service providers in the world, offering a variety of equipment, maintenance, and engineering and construction services to the energy, industrial and government sectors. The company operates in over 80 countries. Founded in 1919, Halliburton employs more than 40,000 people and operates under two main segments: Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation.

HAL boasts a Value Style Score of B and VGM Score of A, and holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) rating. Shares of Halliburton are trading at a forward earnings multiple of 9.2X, as well as a PEG Ratio of 0.4, a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 9X, and a Price/Sales ratio of 1.2X.

Value investors don't just pay attention to a company's valuation ratios; positive earnings play a crucial role, too. Seven analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2023. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.04 to $3.13 per share. HAL has an average earnings surprise of 7.7%.

HAL should be on investors' short lists because of its impressive earnings and valuation fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Value and VGM Style Scores.

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