KBR (KBR) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Headlines about KBR (NYSE:KBR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KBR earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the construction company an impact score of 45.5497195886823 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of KBR (NYSE KBR) traded up $0.39 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $20.59. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,470,832 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,560,000. The company has a market cap of $2,880.00, a P/E ratio of 40.37, a P/E/G ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. KBR has a fifty-two week low of $13.36 and a fifty-two week high of $21.25.

KBR (NYSE:KBR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The construction company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $1.03 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.05 billion. KBR had a return on equity of 10.22% and a net margin of 1.63%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.44) EPS. equities research analysts predict that KBR will post 1.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on KBR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded KBR from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Deutsche Bank increased their price target on KBR from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. DA Davidson downgraded KBR from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $22.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine upgraded KBR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded KBR from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. KBR has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.00.

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KBR Company Profile

KBR, Inc is a provider of professional services and technologies across the asset and program life-cycle within the government services and hydrocarbons industries. The Company operates through business segments, including Technology & Consulting (T&C), Engineering & Construction (E&C), Government Services (GS), Non-strategic Business and Other.

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