KBR Inc. [NYSE: KBR] loss -0.88% or -0.28 points to close at $31.53 with a heavy trading volume of 918414 shares. The company report on January 14, 2021 that KBR Furthers Sustainability Commitment with Innovative Plastics Recycling Process in Alliance with Mura Technology.
January 14, 2021 – KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced that it has signed an alliance agreement with Mura Technology Limited to offer Cat-HTRTM, an innovative advanced plastics recycling process.
Cat-HTR is a sustainability-focused, innovative technology that recycles end-of-life plastic such as thin plastic packaging, which would otherwise be combusted, sent to landfills or leaked into the environment. Cat-HTR converts these mixed plastics into an intermediate hydrocarbon feedstock that can be further refined to produce virgin polymers and chemicals. The technology is based on a patented hydrothermal upgrading process which utilizes supercritical water to produce stable hydrocarbon products from a wide range of mixed plastic waste.
It opened the trading session at $31.43, the shares rose to $31.73 and dropped to $30.87, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for KBR points out that the company has recorded 40.63% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -162.75% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 1.37M shares, KBR reached to a volume of 918414 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about KBR Inc. [KBR]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for KBR shares is $32.89 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on KBR stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Goldman have made an estimate for KBR Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 03, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on May 26, 2020, representing the official price target for KBR Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $22 to $23, while Citigroup kept a Buy rating on KBR stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for KBR Inc. is set at 0.88, with the Price to Sales ratio for KBR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.79. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.65, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.60. Price to Free Cash Flow for KBR in the course of the last twelve months was 19.54 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.
Trading performance analysis for KBR stock
KBR Inc. [KBR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.88. With this latest performance, KBR shares gained by 9.44% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 40.63% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 5.24% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for KBR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 62.44, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 60.92, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 62.89 for KBR Inc. [KBR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 28.53, while it was recorded at 31.40 for the last single week of trading, and 24.15 for the last 200 days.
KBR Inc. [KBR]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and KBR Inc. [KBR] shares currently have an operating margin of +5.53 and a Gross Margin at +11.58. KBR Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.58.
Return on Total Capital for KBR is now 9.86, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.53. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.35, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.87. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, KBR Inc. [KBR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 79.16. Additionally, KBR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 44.19, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 27.20. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 74.99, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 41.85.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, KBR Inc. [KBR] managed to generate an average of $7,214 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.84 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.08.KBR Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.
KBR Inc. [KBR]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, KBR Inc. posted 0.46/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.45/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 2.20%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for KBR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for KBR Inc. go to 9.95%.
An analysis of insider ownership at KBR Inc. [KBR]
There are presently around $4,423 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KBR stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 16,052,757, which is approximately -3.478% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 12,945,842 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $408.18 million in KBR stocks shares; and MASSACHUSETTS FINANCIAL SERVICES CO /MA/, currently with $266.58 million in KBR stock with ownership of nearly -3.702% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in KBR Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 106 institutional holders increased their position in KBR Inc. [NYSE:KBR] by around 13,931,052 shares. Additionally, 140 investors decreased positions by around 16,711,928 shares, while 34 investors held positions by with 109,628,686 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 140,271,666 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KBR stock had 38 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,146,883 shares, while 30 institutional investors sold positions of 2,657,716 shares during the same period.