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

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.
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  • Trent Guinn
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    These companies operate in completely different sectors of the O&G industry, can't compare the two.
    3 May 2012, 12:42 PM Reply Like
  • Stoploss
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    I bet HAL's bonds blow up before XOM's do.
    3 May 2012, 12:46 PM Reply Like
  • zbignue
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    More HAL blah, blah, blah. A 30 % increase should put it back to where it was when the pundants started hawking it. It would have to go a lot higher than that before making any money for me, who bought this line of thought when it was at 42.Sign me Still Waiting.
    3 May 2012, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • totalincome46
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    Want "in" below 30.
    3 May 2012, 05:50 PM Reply Like
  • jagmanvdp
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    Under 30 is here!!!
    18 May 2012, 10:08 PM Reply Like
  • Stevestinks
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    Hey Zbig, double your HAL position and write Jan13 35 calls on the entire holding and you'll have your money back in 7+ months on the original purchase. Much wiser play than waiting for HAL to get back to 42, and much more prudent.
    28 May 2012, 04:21 PM Reply Like
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