- KBR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $43.4 million.
- KBR has traded 324,817 shares today.
- KBR is trading at 3.64 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
- KBR is trading at a new high 3.01% above yesterday's close.
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KBR, Inc. operates as an engineering, construction, and services company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Technology & Consulting, Engineering & Construction, and Government Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.6%. KBR has a PE ratio of 2. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate KBR a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.The average volume for KBR has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. KBR has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 1.00 and a short float of 3.3% with 2.23 days to cover. Shares are up 15.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. TheStreetRatings.com Analysis: TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KBR as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Construction & Engineering industry and the overall market, KBR INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$108.00 million or 535.29% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
- KBR has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 23.43% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
- The gross profit margin for KBR INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 5.64%. Regardless of KBR's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, KBR's net profit margin of 3.06% compares favorably to the industry average.
- KBR, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 4.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 12.1%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
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