Shares are pummeled following news that the company received a limited extension from some of its lenders and noteholders.
But long-term oil investing doesn't have to be.
Analysts are adjusting their outlook on the energy company following its Analyst Day.
There isn't a rising tide to lift all boats, so it's time to play defense.
The company has a history of being buried the day before earnings in the last several quarters.
Recovery has been very slow.
The trading action remains quite tedious, though there are short-term opportunities out there.

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Today's powerful move has extended Halliburton's big rally to nearly 25%.
For starters, trouble for banks, drugs, energy and M&A.
Vale may be worth following again. Bristol-Myers? Not so much.

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