Oilfield company Halliburton Co (HAL.N) on Tuesday topped Wall Street earnings estimates and offered an upbeat view for energy services demand as the downturn in oil drilling activity recedes. The Houston, Texas-based company kicked off results for the oilfield services with a 33% jump in second-quarter profit from the previous three months. Crude oil futures hit $77 a barrel in early July – the highest since late 2018 – on falling inventories and rising demand. Oil traded on Tuesday around $69 a barrel amid concerns that a spike in COVID-19 infections could dampen demand just as OPEC+ producers this week agreed to increase supply. read more Second-quarter profit rose to $227 million, or 26 cents per share, from $170 million, or 19 cents per […]