Looking To Buy KBR Inc. (KBR)? Read This First

KBR Inc. (NYSE:KBR) saw an upside of 0.46% to close Monday at $41.84 after adding $0.19 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,070,400 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $42.48 in the past week. An average of 1,023,910 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 846,576.

KBR’s 1-month performance is 6.60% or $2.59 on its low of $36.98 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $21.13 and high of $42.71, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 05/14/21. YTD, KBR has achieved 35.27% or $10.91. However, the current price is down -2.04%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Aug 17, 56 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for KBR Inc. (KBR). Barrie Andrew (President Gov’t Solutions EMEA) most recently sold 9,337 shares at $39.30 per share on Aug 17. This transaction cost the insider $366,945. President, Gov’t Solutions, Bright William Byron Jr., sold 5,898 shares at a price of $40.63 on May 12. Then, on Mar 31, EVP and General Counsel Akerson Eileen sold 1,779 shares at a price of $38.50 per share. This transaction amounted to $68,492.

Valuation Metrics

KBR Inc. (KBR) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.80 for the broader industry and 28.50 for the sector. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 78.41 and a low of 3.889. KBR stock has a beta of 1.32. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.01 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 4.02, with the price to cash flow ratio at 21.04.

KBR Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.05%. KBR paid $0.11 a share compared with prior rate of $0.11, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.01 reported on Thursday March 25 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 25.00% yearly.

It is projected that KBR Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 15-Dec. KBR is expected to distribute $0.11 as its next dividend.

KBR Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.20, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.20 meaning that KBR stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.08, while the total debt to equity was 1.09. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 12.20%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 7.73% while for the period ending June 29; KBR Inc.’s operating margin was 2.40%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $666.0 million against revenue of $5.77 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected KBR to announce $0.5 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.58, representing a 16.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than -$50.0 million. KBR stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 4.02 billion, with total debt at $1.86 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $140.78 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at KBR Inc. (KBR) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 69.69% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 17.79%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $41.51, reflecting a +3.28% or $1.33 change from its current price. KBR is currently trading +4.65% above its 20-day SMA, +3.56% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +8.11% and +41.02% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 87.22% and 90.44% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.04. The RSI (14) points at 64.60%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 86.99% with the period’s ATR at 1.02. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.95 and 1.69 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR), Goldman upgraded it to a Buy rating. They previously had a Neutral rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for KBR stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate KBR as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 8 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is KBR’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $40.00 and a high of $48.00, with their median price target at $47.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for KBR Inc. (KBR) stock is $46.22.


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