Traders Are Watching: Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG), Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), Foresight Energy LP (NYSE:FELP), PrivateBancorp (NASDAQ:PVTB)

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirty analysts that are covering the company, Stock Ratings News reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 9.50% and weekly performance is -3.30%. On last trading day company shares ended up $60.41. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -9.61%.

Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) is set to slash thousands of jobs as the UK lender closes more branches in response to the advance of digitisation. The bank is expected to axe positions in areas such as new account opening and mortgage processing, The Times reported, as the bank computerises manually completed work to reduce costs. Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) shares moved up 2.07% in last trading session and ended the day at $4.94. LYG return on assets is -0.10%. Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) quarterly performance is -2.76%.

Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), the world’s second largest mobile carrier, is investing $1 billion to upgrade its network and retail stores in India, according to a Bloomberg report. On 08 October, Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) shares advanced 1.12% and was closed at $33.26. VOD EPS growth in last 5 year was 31.40%. Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) year to date (YTD) performance is -13.90%.

On September 15, Foresight Energy LP (NYSE:FELP) a Delaware limited partnership, announced the appointment of Daniel S. Hermann as a new independent member of the Board of Directors of its general partner. Mr. Hermann will also serve as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Foresight Energy LP (NYSE:FELP) ended the last trading day at $17.52. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.59% and price to cash ratio as 96.17. Foresight Energy LP (NYSE:FELP) showed a weekly performance of -4.16%.

PrivateBancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PVTB) announced it has agreed to sell The PrivateBank branch in Norcross, Ga., to Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (HBOS: Quote), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South. The transaction includes about $129 million in deposits and $40 million in loans from retail and small businessbanking clients. PrivateBancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PVTB) shares moved up 1.33% in last trading session and ended the day at $29.04. PVTB return on assets is 1.00%. PrivateBancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PVTB) quarterly performance is 0.48%.

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