Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) Downgraded by Bank of America

First Bancorp operates as the bank holding firm for First Bank that provides banking services and products for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in North Carolina and northeastern SC. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 4.61 Percent. It accepts deposit products, such as checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as time deposits, including certificates of deposits and individual retirement accounts.

Winch Advisory Services Llc decreased its stake in Halliburton Co Com (HAL) by 72.88% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Halliburton and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Insiders sold a total of 125,922 shares of company stock valued at $6,706,509 over the last quarter.

Bamco Inc. NY lessened its position in shares of Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) by 5.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $43. About 5.32M shares traded.

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) last posted its earnings results on Monday, January 22nd. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500. The stock increased 4.45% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $22.3. Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) has risen 0.64% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.95% the S&P500.

A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on HAL. Sei Company invested in 0% or 16,284 shares. FBNC's profit will be $16.89 million for 16.42 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. The institutional investor held 895,310 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $60.64 million, down from 994,335 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Freshford Capital Management Llc bought 68,196 shares as the company's stock declined 24.00% while stock markets rallied. Thomas J Herzfeld Advsr reported 5,100 shares stake. Asset One Ltd stated it has 1.39 million shares or 0.15% of all its holdings.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.42, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 84 investors sold HAL shares while 297 reduced holdings. Brown Advisory Inc. raised its position in shares of Halliburton by 17.3% during the third quarter. 17 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data. Mackay Shields Limited Liability has invested 0.32% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Atria Ltd reported 7,610 shares stake. Atria Invs Limited Liability Co holds 0.02% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) or 7,610 shares. Cohen & Steers holds 444,451 shares. Bartlett & Lc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Adams Natural Fund invested in 3.37% or 472,770 shares. Glg Prtn Lp owns 118,780 shares or 0.29% of their USA portfolio. Texan Management reported 36,449 shares or 1.11% of all its holdings. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 278,496 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. About 784,931 shares traded or 3.64% up from the average. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership has invested 0% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Liability Company reported 0.73% stake. City Hldgs owns 615 shares. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 62,254,104 shares of the stock are valued at $2.93 billion.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $8.39 million activity.

In related news, insider Timothy Mckeon sold 1,609 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 27th.

In other news, EVP Robb L. Voyles sold 39,287 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 22nd. The insider Nikias Chrysostomos L sold 21,073 shares worth $1.81M. Miller Jeffrey Allen also sold $1.60 million worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Monday, January 22. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 19 by Morgan Stanley. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.04 EPS. research analysts expect that Halliburton will post 2.55 EPS for the current fiscal year. After $0.53 actual EPS reported by Halliburton Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.55% negative EPS growth.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $5.78 Billion for the current quarter. Therefore 67% are positive. Treehouse Foods had 59 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained it with "Buy" rating and $6000 target in Thursday, June 29 report. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Halliburton from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $52.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 3. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, August 25 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 1 by Oppenheimer. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 11 by Zacks. Its down 5.97% from 165,900 shares previously. It also increased its holding in Mb Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) by 6,925 shares in the quarter, for a total of 500,360 shares, and has risen its stake in G (NASDAQ:GIII).

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