4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Halliburton

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy services giant Halliburton (NYS: HAL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Halliburton's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Halliburton facts

Headquarters (founded)Houston (1919)
Market Cap$29.9 billion
IndustryOil and gas equipment and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$26.4 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO David Lesar
CFO Mark McCollum
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)19.4%
Cash/Debt$2.8 billion / $4.8 billion
Dividend Yield1.1%
Competitors

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 3,430 members who have rated Halliburton believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, All-Star buffalonate, touched on the gassy tailwinds working in Halliburton's favor:

Natural gas prices will normalize in the next couple of years which will help the drilling rig count in a big way. Trucking companies switching to [natural gas] and Cheniere Energy completing their [natural gas] exporting facility will bring [natural gas] prices up big in the next couple of years.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Halliburton, National Oilwell, and Schlumberger. The Motley Fool owns shares of National Oilwell. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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