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KBR Inc. (KBR) Stock Could Soon Reward Patient Investors

KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR) is -0.08% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $40.00 and a high of $56.94 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The KBR stock was last observed hovering at around $45.30 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 2.28% off its average median price target of $64.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 27.91% off the consensus price target high of $66.00 offered by 11 analysts, but current levels are 15.04% higher than the price target low of $56.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $47.58, the stock is 1.69% and -3.61% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.74 million and changing 5.03% at the moment leaves the stock -2.69% off its SMA200. KBR registered 17.45% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of -11.92%.

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The stock witnessed a 0.04% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 0.74%, and is 8.88% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.48% over the week and 2.77% over the month.

KBR Inc. (KBR) has around 28000 employees, a market worth around $6.58B and $7.67B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 52.40 and Fwd P/E is 15.53. Profit margin for the company is 1.90%. Distance from 52-week low is 18.95% and -16.43% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (3.40%).

KBR Inc. (KBR) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for KBR Inc. (KBR) is a “Buy”. 11 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.80, where 1 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 10 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

KBR Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 02/21/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 124.50% this year.

KBR Inc. (KBR) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 139.00M, and float is at 137.65M with Short Float at 3.27%.

KBR Inc. (KBR) Insider Activity

A total of 15 insider transactions have happened at KBR Inc. (KBR) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 7 and purchases happening 8 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Conlon Gregory Sean,the company’sChief Digital & Development. SEC filings show that Conlon Gregory Sean sold 14,564 shares of the company’s common stock on Aug 19 at a price of $52.09 per share for a total of $0.76 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 50399.0 shares.

KBR Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Aug 12 that Pickard Ann Darlene (Director) sold a total of 6,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Aug 12 and was made at $51.82 per share for $0.31 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 45181.0 shares of the KBR stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Aug 08, Barrie Andrew (President Gov’t Solutions EMEA) disposed off 3,111 shares at an average price of $51.35 for $0.16 million. The insider now directly holds 8,327 shares of KBR Inc. (KBR).

KBR Inc. (KBR): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Primoris Services Corporation (PRIM) that is trading -28.00% down over the past 12 months and Granite Construction Incorporated (GVA) that is -31.12% lower over the same period. Eni S.p.A. (E) is -14.90% down on the 1-year trading charts.

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