Should You Invest in KBR Inc (KBR) Now?

The 36-month beta value for KBR is at 0.94. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 8 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 3 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

The public float for KBR is 133.31M, and currently, shorts hold a 1.47% of that float. The average trading volume for KBR on April 04, 2024 was 1.35M shares.

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KBR) stock’s latest price update

KBR Inc (NYSE: KBR)’s stock price has increased by 1.21 compared to its previous closing price of 63.03. However, the company has seen a 3.84% increase in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-03-27 that KBR’s focus on high-end and differentiated government business work, strong margin performance, technology and consulting services is encouraging.

KBR’s Market Performance

KBR’s stock has risen by 3.84% in the past week, with a monthly rise of 4.97% and a quarterly rise of 14.11%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.43% while the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.47% for KBR Inc The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 3.63% for KBR stock, with a simple moving average of 9.39% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of KBR

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for KBR stocks, with KeyBanc Capital Markets repeating the rating for KBR by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for KBR in the upcoming period, according to KeyBanc Capital Markets is $63 based on the research report published on January 10, 2024 of the current year 2024.

BofA Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see KBR reach a price target of $65. The rating they have provided for KBR stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on December 02nd, 2022.

Stifel gave a rating of “Buy” to KBR, setting the target price at $65 in the report published on March 18th of the previous year.

KBR Trading at 10.22% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought KBR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -3.16% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.47%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.43%, as shares surge +3.35% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +18.20% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, KBR rose by +3.84%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -1.68% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $61.66. In addition, KBR Inc saw 15.12% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at KBR starting from Myles Jennifer, who sale 8,000 shares at the price of $58.95 back on Feb 22 ’24. After this action, Myles Jennifer now owns 38,524 shares of KBR Inc, valued at $471,603 using the latest closing price.

SOPP MARK W, the EVP & Chief Financial Officer of KBR Inc, purchase 5,000 shares at $51.53 during a trade that took place back on Nov 08 ’23, which means that SOPP MARK W is holding 147,178 shares at $257,674 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for KBR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.06 for the present operating margin
  • 0.14 for the gross margin

The net margin for KBR Inc stands at -0.04. The total capital return value is set at 0.11. Equity return is now at value -17.72, with -4.78 for asset returns.

Based on KBR Inc (KBR), the company’s capital structure generated 0.57 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.15. The debt to equity ratio resting at 1.32. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 3.65.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 630.0 million with net debt to EBITDA at 6.17. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.48. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.01for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 1.25. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.05.

Conclusion

In conclusion, KBR Inc (KBR) has had a better performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is bullish, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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