Halliburton Energy Industry Analysis

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Halliburton is the energy sector and in the Oil and Gas Equipment and Services industry. Competitors with Halliburton are kinder Morgan Inc. and Schlumberger. According to Yahoo finance, Schlumberger has a higher stock price and controls more of the market share. Halliburton has 12.82% of the market share. Generally I thought investing in the energy sector during the summer was a decent idea. My thoughts behind it was during the summer, consumers in America utilize more energy whether that was for the home, or travel more throughout the summer. Even with oil prices down I expected a rebound resulting in a larger return. From Yahoo finances, Halliburton has a current beta of 0.72 which means Halliburton could have a high return but it is extremely …show more content…
Procter and Gamble CO own approximately 70% of the market share between product brand names such as Bounty and Charmin in the US alone. Globally they own over 25%. Church and Dwight Co Inc is one of their smaller competitors. Because of PG’s diverse brand name and products their company is projected to continue growing throughout the years. PG is quite volatile with a 0.97 beta. According to CNN finances, it is only projected to grow within the next 12 months. The risk itself is not that high for the next 12 months resulting in a higher increase, but it is a for sure increase in return which is why I purchased more stocks of PG to guarantee a higher return. PG has the potential for a large capital appreciation and a high dividend yield of …show more content…
American Express competes with Visa, Mastercard and Discover. American Express owns approximately 26% of the market share. American Express’s has increased slowly and steadily for the past 10 years, which was a reason, I thought it was a good investment. Another reason I invested was because I had the perception that families travel more in the summer, which would cause them to utilize American Express more. American Express has the highest volatility of all my stocks with a beta of 1.35. Looking at the forecast on CNN and the market shares of competitors, I have concluded that it was a not a wise choice to invest in American Express. CNN forecasts a return of -12% to 22%. The risk was not worth the investment. The main source of expected return is from positive capital appreciation and low dividend yield of 1.5%. American Express has a dividend payable to shareholders on

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