Exxon (XOM) is hard to beat for safety-conscious investors but Halliburton (HAL) is the better...

|About: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)|By:, SA News Editor

Exxon (XOM) is hard to beat for safety-conscious investors but Halliburton (HAL) is the better value, TheStreet's Richard Saintvilus writes. XOM's portfolio of E&P projects should mitigate concerns through lean times, and should be considered for any portfolio "with realistic investment horizons and, more importantly, patience," but HAL should be the pick of investors looking for 30% gains.