Why Fluor (FLR) Stock Is Down In After-Market Trade

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Fluor Corp.  (FLR) are down -2.83% to $73.40 after reporting 2014 first quarter results.

Net earnings were $149 million, or 92 cents per diluted share, compared to $166 million, or $1.02 per diluted share a year ago.

Consolidated segment profit for the quarter was $268 million, compared to $294 million in the first quarter of 2013.

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Revenue for the first quarter was $5.4 billion, down from $7.2 billion last year, mainly due to a significant reduction in revenue from the Industrial & Infrastructure segment's mining and metals business line.

Consolidated backlog at the end of the quarter rose to $40.2 billion, up $5.3 billion over last quarter, and up from $37.5 billion a year ago.

TheStreet Ratings team rates FLUOR CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate FLUOR CORP (FLR) a BUY. This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."

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