Stephens reissued their overweight rating on shares of Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) in a report published on Saturday morning. Stephens currently has a $50.00 price objective on the construction company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $44.00.

A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the company. BidaskClub cut Fluor Corporation from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Fluor Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. DA Davidson cut Fluor Corporation from a buy rating to a neutral rating and dropped their price target for the company from $55.00 to $48.00 in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Canaccord Genuity set a $48.00 price target on Fluor Corporation and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Sunday, August 6th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Fluor Corporation in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $48.17.

Shares of Fluor Corporation (NYSE FLR) remained flat at $42.61 during midday trading on Friday. 736,111 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Fluor Corporation has a 12-month low of $37.04 and a 12-month high of $58.37. The company’s 50 day moving average is $40.84 and its 200-day moving average is $44.69. The firm has a market cap of $5.96 billion, a PE ratio of 53.26 and a beta of 1.40.

Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The construction company reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $4.72 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.94 billion. Fluor Corporation had a return on equity of 13.80% and a net margin of 0.58%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.72 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Fluor Corporation will post $1.50 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 5th were issued a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.97%. Fluor Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 106.33%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of FLR. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Fluor Corporation by 3,137.9% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,025,119 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $474,903,000 after purchasing an additional 8,746,386 shares in the last quarter. CI Global Investments Inc. lifted its holdings in Fluor Corporation by 66.8% during the 2nd quarter. CI Global Investments Inc. now owns 4,721,828 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $216,165,000 after purchasing an additional 1,890,300 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its holdings in Fluor Corporation by 4,064.5% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 577,992 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $26,460,000 after purchasing an additional 564,113 shares in the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC lifted its holdings in Fluor Corporation by 1,807.7% during the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 537,369 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $26,482,000 after purchasing an additional 509,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Clearbridge Investments LLC lifted its holdings in Fluor Corporation by 4.1% during the 1st quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 12,415,798 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $653,319,000 after purchasing an additional 487,187 shares in the last quarter. 84.45% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Fluor Corporation

Fluor Corporation (Fluor) is a holding company. The Company operates its business in four segments: Energy, Chemicals & Mining; Industrial, Infrastructure & Power; Government, and Maintenance, Modification & Asset Integrity (MMAI). The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers professional services providing engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, as well as project management services on a global basis.

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