KBR (KBR) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports
News stories about KBR (NYSE:KBR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KBR earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.4400980472153 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Form 4 KBR, INC. For: Dec 10 Filed by: Hill Kenneth Graham (streetinsider.com)
- KBR Wins Major Industry Award for “Camo to KBR: Veterans Recruitment and Training Program” – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- KBR Shows Rising Price Performance With Jump To 82 RS Rating (finance.yahoo.com)
- KBR (KBR) versus Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) Financial Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of KBR (NYSE:KBR) traded up $0.27 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $19.11. 1,314,491 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,038,785. The firm has a market cap of $2,689.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.10, a P/E/G ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 1.04. KBR has a 52 week low of $13.36 and a 52 week high of $21.25. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. KBR’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 62.75%.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of KBR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on shares of KBR from $19.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. DA Davidson cut shares of KBR from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet upgraded shares of KBR from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of KBR from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. KBR presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.00.
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KBR Company Profile
KBR, Inc is a provider of professional services and technologies across the asset and program life-cycle within the government services and hydrocarbons industries. The Company operates through business segments, including Technology & Consulting (T&C), Engineering & Construction (E&C), Government Services (GS), Non-strategic Business and Other.
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