KBR (KBR) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

News articles about KBR (NYSE:KBR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KBR earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.1756910404586 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

KBR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Citigroup increased their price target on shares of KBR from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of KBR from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of KBR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. DA Davidson lowered their price target on shares of KBR to $17.50 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of KBR from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $24.00 to $16.00 in a report on Monday, February 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.50.

Shares of KBR (KBR) opened at $17.01 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.33 and a quick ratio of 1.33. KBR has a 1 year low of $13.36 and a 1 year high of $21.69. The firm has a market cap of $2,320.04, a PE ratio of 5.56, a P/E/G ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 1.24.

KBR (NYSE:KBR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 23rd. The construction company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.02). KBR had a return on equity of 22.65% and a net margin of 10.40%. The firm had revenue of $930.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.01 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.59) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 21.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that KBR will post 1.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a $0.08 dividend. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. KBR’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 10.46%.

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About KBR

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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