Veritas Asset Management Llp buys $378,295,260 stake in Halliburton Company (HAL)

Halliburton Company (HAL) : Veritas Asset Management Llp scooped up 57,302 additional shares in Halliburton Company during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 8,809,857 shares of Halliburton Company which is valued at $378,295,260.Halliburton Company makes up approximately 3.94% of Veritas Asset Management Llp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Aberdeen Asset Management Plcuk reduced its stake in HAL by selling 37,528 shares or 9.71% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 348,884 shares of HAL which is valued at $14,981,079. Halliburton Company makes up approx 0.05% of Aberdeen Asset Management Plcuk’s portfolio.Winslow Evans Crocker reduced its stake in HAL by selling 1,749 shares or 21.04% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,562 shares of HAL which is valued at $287,612. Halliburton Company makes up approx 0.08% of Winslow Evans Crocker’s portfolio.First Manhattan Co reduced its stake in HAL by selling 14,241 shares or 10.91% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 116,273 shares of HAL which is valued at $5,303,212. Halliburton Company makes up approx 0.03% of First Manhattan Co’s portfolio.Chevy Chase Trust Holdings boosted its stake in HAL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 9,766 additional shares and now holds a total of 734,661 shares of Halliburton Company which is valued at $33,081,785. Halliburton Company makes up approx 0.18% of Chevy Chase Trust Holdings’s portfolio.

Halliburton Company opened for trading at $42.71 and hit $43.3 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $42.99, with a gain of 0.12% or 0.05 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 51,56,319 shares. Company has a market cap of $37,019 M.

On the company’s financial health, Halliburton Company reported $-0.14 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Jul 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.19. The company had revenue of $3835.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3760.48 million. The company’s revenue was down -35.2 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.44 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 14, 2016, Halliburton Company announced a cash dividend of $0.1800. The company’s management has announced Sep 2, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 7, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 28, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Halliburton Company. Company shares were Reiterated by FBR Capital on Jul 21, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 53 from a previous price target of $49 .Halliburton Company was Downgraded by Societe Generale to ” Hold” on Jul 19, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by KeyBanc Capital Mkts on Jun 21, 2016 to “Overweight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 54 from a previous price target of $45 .

Halliburton Company is a provider of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry. The Company operates operate under two divisions which form the basis for its two operating segments: the Completion and Production segment and the Drilling and Evaluation segment. The Company’s Completion and Production segment delivers cementing stimulation intervention pressure control specialty chemicals artificial lift and completion products and services. Production Enhancement services include stimulation services and sand control services. The Company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides field and reservoir modeling drilling evaluation and precise wellbore placement solutions. The Company conducts its business in approximately 80 countries.

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