By Robert Hauver
Looking for undervalued dividend stocks? Energy stocks have emerged as the Rodney Dangerfields of the market in 2012, being the only sector that’s still down, (-2.92%), after this new summer rally. However, the sector has pulled an impressive reversal, gaining over 8% since the June 4th lows. Halliburton, however, hasn’t joined in the fun yet, losing -1.52% since June 4th, and is now down almost 14% year-to-date, as of 7/6/12:
In addition to being in an out of favor sector, Halliburton’s 2012 earnings are flat, but, if you look to 2013, the picture gets brighter – HAL’s EPS is estimated to grow at over 10%. Couple this with its historically low range P/E of 8.72, and you have undervalued growth. We also ran a discounted model for future Earnings growth, with a risk-free rate of 13%, and came up with an intrinsic value of $61.00 for Halliburton.
Option trading strategies vs. dividends: Although HAL isn’t listed in our High Dividend Stocks By Sector Tables, it does have some high options yields.
The covered call trade listed below expires in October, and offers a call option premium of $1.68, over 18 times the dividend amount. Since the $30.00 strike is $.93 over HAL’s current strike price, there’s an additional potential assigned yield of over 11% annualized.
Disclaimer: This article is written for informational purposes only and isn’t intended as investment advice.
Author: Robert Hauver © 2012 Demar Marketing All Rights Reserved