Fluor (FLR) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

News articles about Fluor (NYSE:FLR) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fluor earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.2302512329116 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Fluor (FLR) traded up $0.92 on Friday, reaching $57.07. The company had a trading volume of 2,108,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,140,000. Fluor has a 12-month low of $37.04 and a 12-month high of $58.37. The company has a current ratio of 1.56, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. The firm has a market cap of $7,980.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.91, a P/E/G ratio of 2.74 and a beta of 1.46.

Fluor (NYSE:FLR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The construction company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $4.94 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.73 billion. Fluor had a return on equity of 11.69% and a net margin of 1.03%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.03 EPS. research analysts expect that Fluor will post 1.56 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 5th were given a $0.21 dividend. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 4th. Fluor’s dividend payout ratio is currently 58.74%.

FLR has been the subject of several research reports. Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $44.00 price target (down from $50.00) on shares of Fluor in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. TheStreet upgraded Fluor from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target on shares of Fluor in a report on Monday, November 6th. Robert W. Baird upgraded Fluor from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $48.00 to $61.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Barclays started coverage on Fluor in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $54.00 target price for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Fluor has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $49.08.

In other Fluor news, Chairman David Thomas Seaton sold 40,000 shares of Fluor stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.57, for a total value of $1,902,800.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 276,643 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $13,159,907.51. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Bruce A. Stanski sold 2,792 shares of Fluor stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.48, for a total value of $135,356.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 40,104 shares in the company, valued at $1,944,241.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 45,932 shares of company stock worth $2,191,092. Company insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

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About Fluor

Fluor Corporation (Fluor) is a holding company. The Company operates its business in four segments: Energy, Chemicals & Mining; Industrial, Infrastructure & Power; Government, and Maintenance, Modification & Asset Integrity (MMAI). The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers professional services providing engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, as well as project management services on a global basis.

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