KBR Corp. (KBR) is a global engineering and construction contractor focused on energy plants, government projects and mining-infrastructure construction.
It also has been the sole provider of food services, utilities, laundry and other logistics support for U.S. troops in Iraq and other international hot spots.A Thomson Reuters' analysts survey found five "strong buy," eight "buy" and five "hold" ratings on its shares. Those same analysts have a mean price target of $36.80 on its shares, a 7% premium to the current price. KBR shares are up 15% this year and 78% over the past year. The company has a $5.3 billion market value. KBR's fundamentals are strong as the stock has a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 16.9, versus the 17.7 average for the industry group, and it has little long-term debt on its balance sheet.
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