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Why Halliburton (HAL) Could Be Positioned for a Surge?

Halliburton CompanyHAL is an Oil Field Services company that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on HAL's earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Halliburton could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for HAL

In the past 30 days, 10 estimates have gone higher for Halliburton while 1 have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates narrowing from loss of 4 cents a share 30 days ago, to loss of a penny today, a move of 75%.

Current Year Estimates for HAL

HALLIBURTON CO Price and Consensus

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Meanwhile, Halliburton's current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 11 estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to 1 lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, narrowing from loss of 17 cents cents per share 30 days ago to loss of 9 cents per share today, an increase of 47.1%.

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 13.6% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .

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