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Weak Fundamental Momentum Drags KBR Inc. (KBR) Upper

KBR Inc. (NYSE:KBR) has a beta value of 1.36 and has seen 0.73 million shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $5.63B, closed the last trade at $40.27 per share which meant it gained $0.28 on the day or 0.70% during that session. The KBR stock price is -6.06% off its 52-week high price of $42.71 and 47.53% above the 52-week low of $21.13. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 0.73 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 1.09 million shares.

The consensus among analysts is that KBR Inc. (KBR) is a Buy stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.00. 0 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 0 rate it as Overweight. 2 out of 10 have rated it as a Hold, with 8 advising it as a Buy. 0 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $0.5.

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KBR Inc. (NYSE:KBR) trade information

Sporting 0.70% in the green in last session, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Friday, 09/03/21 when the KBR stock price touched $40.27 or saw a rise of 0.42%. Year-to-date, KBR Inc. shares have moved 30.20%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 2.42%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of KBR Inc. (NYSE:KBR) have changed 6.51%. Short interest in the company has seen 8.47 million shares shorted with days to cover at 5.82.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $46.22, which means that the shares’ value could jump 12.87% from current levels. The projected low price target is $40.00 while the price target rests at a high of $48.00. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is -19.2% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 0.67% from current levels.

KBR Inc. (KBR) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that KBR Inc. shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained 26.60% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 24.86%, compared to 26.30% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2021 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 28.20% and 29.50% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be 5.20%.

7 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $1.47 billion for the current quarter. 7 have an estimated revenue figure of $1.54 billion for the next quarter concluding in Sep 2021. Year-ago sales stood $1.39 billion and $1.38 billion respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by 6.10% for the current quarter and 11.70% for the next.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was -18.70% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2021 is a modest -135.60% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 16.47%.

KBR Dividends

KBR Inc. is expected to release its next earnings report between October 27 and November 01 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 0.44 at a share yield of 1.09%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months, with a 5 Year Average Dividend Yield of 1.62%.

KBR Inc. (NYSE:KBR)’s Major holders

Insiders own 1.07% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 105.89% with a share float percentage of 107.03%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with KBR Inc. having a total of 399 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Blackrock Inc. with over 17.29 million shares worth more than $663.94 million. As of Mar 30, 2021, Blackrock Inc. held 12.24% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), with the holding of over 12.91 million shares as of Mar 30, 2021. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $495.66 million and represent 9.13% of shares outstanding.

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Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are MFS Series Trust XI-MFS Mid Cap Value Fund and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. As of Mar 30, 2021, the former fund manager holds about 2.96% shares in the company for having 4.18 million shares of worth $160.63 million while later fund manager owns 4.0 million shares of worth $153.38 million as of Mar 30, 2021, which makes it owner of about 2.83% of company’s outstanding stock.

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