Market Overview

Bernstein Believes Halliburton Tender Offer Demonstrates More Confidence by Mgmt to Manage Spill Liabilities

Related HAL
Mixed Oil Service Earnings Put These Energy ETFs in Focus - ETF News And Commentary
Markets In Rally Mode: S&P 500 And Nasdaq Surge As Dow Lags
Weaker IBM Earnings Weigh on Stocks (Fox Business)

Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) shares remain undervalued and should be priced at $54.60, according to Bernstein's Scott Gruber in a research note from Friday morning. The analyst's model is based on 14x 2014 EPS forecast of $3.90.

This $54.60 value is 11 percent higher than the upper end of the $42.60-$48.50 per share range of Halliburton's recent dutch auction.

Gruber believes the tender offer signifies Halliburton's confidence related to the end-market's demand for Halliburton shares and allows for greater share repurchase “power” compared to simply waiting for shares to appreciate.

Gruber also noted the tender offer indicates Halliburton is “more confident” that its Gulf oil liability is “manageable."

Gruber maintains his Market Perform rating and $54 price target on Halliburton, indicating a 15 percent further potential upside amid Friday's 4 percent intraday gain.

Latest Ratings for HAL

DateFirmActionFromTo
Oct 2014CitigroupMaintainsBuy
Oct 2014JefferiesMaintainsBuy
Oct 2014Bank of America

View More Analyst Ratings for HAL
View the Latest Analyst Ratings

Posted-In: Analyst Color News Analyst Ratings

 

Related Articles (HAL)

Around the Web, We're Loving...

Get Benzinga's Newsletters