KBR (KBR) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.13

News stories about KBR (NYSE:KBR) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. KBR earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.5538846969266 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

KBR (NYSE:KBR) opened at 14.92 on Friday. KBR has a 12 month low of $13.16 and a 12 month high of $17.95. The stock’s market cap is $2.09 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $15.54 and its 200-day moving average price is $15.18.

KBR (NYSE:KBR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The construction company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.10 billion. KBR had a positive return on equity of 8.74% and a negative net margin of 0.81%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.35 EPS. Analysts anticipate that KBR will post $1.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.14%. KBR’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -128.00%.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut KBR from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub raised KBR from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. TheStreet raised KBR from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Vertical Research raised KBR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. KBR currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.22.

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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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