Zacks Equity Research on Nov. 6, 2015 had the following to say:
If you're looking for a stock in the Engineering/R&D Services industry,KBR Inc. could be one to watch closely. Right now the company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and it has been seeing rising earnings estimate revisions as of late. In fact, the full year consensus estimate has risen from $1.31/share to $1.47/share in the past 30 days, while five estimates have gone higher for the time frame and none lower. If that wasn't enough, KBR also has Style Score grades of "A' on the growth front and "B" momentum front so it could be considered from that perspective too. Anyway I am cheerleading this company because I want to make a profit, not yet but some day soon
Well, KBR is selling assets/branches to pay for the corrupted employees/staff and also pay for shareholders. As far as the R&D, KBR is not doing any R&D, many years ago, the leased their technology center in Katy to a company that was doing R&D in carbon nanotubes but the company bankrupted and currently nothing is going on there, let them rent as a warehouse.