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KBR Inc (KBR) Volatility At 1.93%, Should You Add A Position?

KBR Inc (NYSE: KBR) is 20.09% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $49.37 and a high of $68.68 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The KBR stock was last observed hovering at around $66.49 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.05%.

Currently trading at $66.54, the stock is 3.09% and 5.68% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.29 million and changing 0.08% at the moment leaves the stock 14.08% off its SMA200. KBR registered 13.22% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 29.46%.

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The stock witnessed a 4.10% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 24.03%, and is 0.05% 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 1.93% over the week and 1.82% over the month.

KBR Inc (KBR) has around 34000 employees, a market worth around $8.93B and $7.07B in sales. Fwd P/E is 17.22. Profit margin for the company is -3.65%. Distance from 52-week low is 34.78% and -3.12% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-7.53%).

The EPS is expected to grow by 10.86% this year

The shares outstanding are 135.07M, and float is at 132.51M with Short Float at 1.37%.

KBR Inc (KBR) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Myles Jennifer, the company’s EVP, Chief People Officer. SEC filings show that Myles Jennifer sold 8,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Feb 22 ’24 at a price of $58.95 per share for a total of $0.47 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 38524.0 shares.

KBR Inc disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Nov 08 ’23 that SOPP MARK W (EVP & Chief Financial Officer) bought a total of 5,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Nov 08 ’23 and was made at $51.53 per share for $0.26 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.15 million shares of the KBR stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Aug 11 ’23, Bright William Byron Jr. (President Gov’t Solutions US) disposed off 20,000 shares at an average price of $60.68 for $1.21 million. The insider now directly holds 57,986 shares of KBR Inc (KBR).

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