September 22, 2016 - 10:05 AM EDT
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Midday Update: Halliburton Company (HAL) Charges Ahead 3.22% on September 21

Halliburton Company (HAL) has been one of the best performers amongst all NYSE and NASDAQ listed stocks in the basic materials sector during morning trading on September 21. At the lunch break, shares of HAL have gained 3.22% to $42.59 after closing the day prior at $41.26. In the first two and a half hours of trading, the stock has gone as high as $42.63 and as low as $41.6. Today's rise has come with about 2.98 million shares changing hands, compared to an average 30-day volume of 7.09 million for Halliburton Company. The price is currently below the 30-day volume weighted average price of $42.24 for HAL. The share appreciation gives the company a market capitalization of $35.53 billion based upon 861.1 million shares outstanding. It also means that HAL has a price-to-book ratio of 3.65:1. In the past 52 weeks, shares of HAL have traded as low as $27.64 and as high as $46.9. Technical traders will take note that at $42.59, shares of HAL are trading above their 200-day MA at $38.47 and below their 50-day MA at $43.59. Technical analysts pay close attention to these key moving averages because they often serve as technical support and resistance levels and because a move through or holding above them is typically regarded as bullish. Who is HAL? Halliburton Co is a provider of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The company’s 50000 employees are led by CEO David J. Lesar from the corporate headquarters at 3000 North Sam Houston Parkway East in Houston, TX. For more information on HAL and other companies trading on the major exchanges, as well as the over the counter markets, or to be considered for contributing content for our distribution network, visit today. All data provided by QuoteMedia, with stock data accurate as of 12:00 PM ET. is not responsible for inaccuracies in third-party supplied information. About is a leading publisher of market and investment news, commentary, proprietary research and videos from seasoned journalists, analysts and contributors covering the financial markets and global economies. Leveraging our extensive distribution network and social media presence, we have cultivated a valuable audience of engaged market enthusiasts, which in turn delivers a variety of unique opportunities for industry partnerships, corporate communications, market exposure and investment. A complete disclaimer can be viewed here.

Source: Financial Press News (September 22, 2016 - 10:05 AM EDT)

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