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How to buy KBR stock

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KBR, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. KBR shares (KBR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. KBR employs 29,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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KBR share price

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KBR shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$16.40 - $40.98
50-day moving average $36.99
200-day moving average $30.75
Wall St. target price$44.67
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.4 (0.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.40

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Is it a good time to buy KBR stock?

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Is KBR under- or over-valued?

Valuing KBR stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of KBR's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

KBR's PEG ratio

KBR's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9945. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into KBR's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

KBR's EBITDA

KBR's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $409 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a KBR's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

KBR financials

Revenue TTM $5.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.74%
Gross profit TTM $666 million
Return on assets TTM 3.74%
Return on equity TTM -2.95%
Profit margin -1.25%
Book value $11.22
Market capitalisation $5.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting KBR shares

There are currently 7.7 million KBR shares held short by investors – that's known as KBR's "short interest". This figure is 7.4% down from 8.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting KBR shares can be evaluated.

KBR's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

KBR's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of KBR shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of KBR shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). KBR's SIR currently stands at 4.24. In other words for every 100,000 KBR shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4240 shares are currently held short.

However KBR's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of KBR shares, or, against the total number of tradable KBR shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case KBR's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 KBR shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0622% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable KBR shares, roughly 62 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against KBR.

Find out more about how you can short KBR stock.

KBR share dividends

19%

Dividend payout ratio: 18.55% of net profits

Recently KBR has paid out, on average, around 18.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), KBR shareholders could enjoy a 1.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In KBR's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

While KBR's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that KBR is investing more in its future growth.

KBR's most recent dividend payout was on 14 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

KBR share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, KBR's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.3986 up to $40.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KBR.US volatility(beta: 1.39)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while KBR's is 1.3944. This would suggest that KBR's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

KBR overview

KBR, Inc. provides scientific, technology, and engineering solutions to governments and commercial customers worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Government Solutions, Technology Solutions, and Energy Solutions. The Government Solutions segment offers life-cycle support solutions to defense, intelligence, space, aviation, and other programs and missions for military and other government agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Its services cover research and development, systems engineering, test and evaluation, systems integration and program management, operations support, readiness, and logistics. This segment also offers software and engineering solutions to critical national security missions across space, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, missile defense, and intelligence domains to the United States government and related defense agencies. The Technology Solutions segment provides proprietary technologies, equipment and catalyst supply, digital solutions, and associated knowledge-based services into a global business for refining, petrochemicals, inorganic, and specialty chemicals, as well as gasification, syngas, ammonia, nitric acid, and fertilizers.

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