Halliburton – An Undervalued Blue Chip Dividend Stock

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:

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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.

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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.

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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