Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has seen its stock price gain 4.46, or +9.13%, so far in 2017. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of HAL have appreciated +7.82 – or +17.18%. The stock’s 52-week range is $38.18 to $58.78, and its 3-month range is $40.72 to $53.69.
The average Wall Street analyst rating for Halliburton Company is Strong Buy, according to the average of 22 analyst scores. Of those analysts, 17 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 3 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.Insider Trading Activity for Halliburton Company
To gain some better insight into how Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is performing, let’s look at some of the company’s recent insider trading activity. Halliburton Company has had 63 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 12 open market buys and 51 sells. Of those insider trades, 324,295 shares of Halliburton Company were purchased and 260,434 shares were sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 584,729.
Insider trading over the last 12 months, however, paints a different picture. In the last year there have been a total of 84 insider trades, including 22 open market buys and 62 sells. Of those transactions, there were 763,319 shares of HAL bought and 478,372 shares sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 1.24 million.
The most recent open market insider trade was Automatic Sell of 1,601 shares on a day where the closing price was 52.37. The insider, BEATY ANNE L., now holds 56,350 shares of HAL.
The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by BEATY ANNE L. on 01/08/2018, and was a disposition of 603 shares with a final price of $51.63. The insider now holds 57,871 shares of Halliburton Company (HAL).Examining Institutional Ownership at Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)
According to Halliburton Company’s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 81.46%. The total amount of shares outstanding is 872.00 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 46.50 billion.
There are 1,012 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 710.79 million shares in total. Of those holders, 394 had increased positions amounting to 71.95 million shares, 466 had decreased positions amounting to 56.76 million shares, and 152 holders have a held position accounting for 582.07 million shares.
The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: BLACKROCK INC. with 61.42 million shares, VANGUARD GROUP INC with 61.34 million shares, CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS with 49.63 million shares, CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS with 44.4 million shares, and STATE STREET CORP with 41.94 million shares.
According to Halliburton Company (HAL) most recent 13F filing, the company has 73 new institutional holders – accounting for 13.08 million shares of its common stock. There were 93 sold out positions, amounting to 14.91 million shares.