Are KBR Inc. (KBR) stocks a prudent buy?

A share price of KBR Inc. [KBR] is currently trading at $52.26, up 0.19%. It is a good measure of the stock’s recent performance to check whether the stock’s short-term value is rising or falling. The KBR shares have lost -3.49% over the last week, with a monthly amount glided 0.44%, and seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 16, March 2023, CVR Energy Proceeds with Alkylation Project Using KBR’s K-SAAT Technology. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that CVR Energy, Inc.’s Board of Directors has approved the next phase of the revamp of the alkylation unit at its subsidiary’s crude oil refinery located in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

From an analyst’s perspective:

On March 04, 2022, upgrade upgraded it’s rating to Buy. Goldman upgraded its rating to a Buy and increased its price target to $31 on June 03, 2020. UBS upgraded its rating to a Buy but $28 remained the price target by the analyst firm on May 26, 2020. Citigroup upgraded its rating to Buy for this stock on April 27, 2020, and upped its price target to $23. In a note dated March 27, 2020, Credit Suisse upgraded an Outperform rating on this stock but restated the target price of $34.

KBR Inc. experienced fluctuations in its stock price throughout the past year between $41.96 and $58.00. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $67.09 within the next 12 months. KBR Inc. [NYSE: KBR] shares were valued at $52.26 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 28.38% based on the average KBR price forecast.

Analyzing the KBR fundamentals

During the last quarter, KBR Inc. [NYSE:KBR] saw sales of 1.61 billion, an decline of -35.70%. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +12.61% with Operating Margin at +6.22%, Pretax Margin comes in at +4.33%, and Net Margin reading is +2.88%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 51.50 points at the first support level, and at 50.74 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 52.82, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 53.38.

KBR Inc. [KBR] reported earnings per share of $0.65 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 9/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.63/share, meaning a difference of $0.02 and a surprise factor of 3.20%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 6/29/2022 were $0.76 per share as compared to estimates of $0.65 per share, a difference of $0.11 representing a surprise of 16.90%.

Ratios To Look Out For

A current ratio of 1.00 is a noteworthy aspect of KBR Inc. [NYSE:KBR]. Further, the Quick Ratio stands at 0.96, while the Cash Ratio is 0.21. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 1.25, the price to book ratio is 4.45 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 43.62.

Transactions by insiders

Insider trading, which has resulted in 16 insider purchases of 261,575 shares and 2 insider sales of 10,714 shares in the past three months, is now the topic of our analysis. Recent insider trading involved LYLES LESTER L, Director, that happened on Mar 09 when 17000.0 shares were sold. EVP, Chief People Officer, Myles Jennifer completed a deal on Feb 21 to sell 4714.0 shares. Meanwhile, EVP, Chief People Officer Myles Jennifer sold 1449.0 shares on Dec 16.