Halliburton's (HAL +1.7%) Q2 earnings slipped but shares are up as analysts were bracing for...

|About: Halliburton Company (HAL)|By:, SA News Editor

Halliburton's (HAL +1.7%) Q2 earnings slipped but shares are up as analysts were bracing for gloomy results in the face of the global economic slowdown but pleasantly surprised to see growth abroad and stability at home. "The international business overall is robust and growing," mirroring results at SLB -0.9% and BHI +1.1%, Barclays says. "The companies are now seeing good volume growth."