|Bid||20.06 x 900|
|Ask||20.08 x 2200|
|Day's Range||19.33 - 21.08|
|52 Week Range||16.25 - 60.60|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||2.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Oct 30, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.84 (4.03%)|
|1y Target Est||28.50|
The United States stock market continues to chug along, hitting new highs. The Federal Reserve is allowing interest rates to fall. Consumers are keeping the economy going.Why worry about bad stocks when it seems that the end of the year is going to be as strong as the rest of the year has been? Well, the months of September and October are a crucial earnings season. And it's not as much about what these stocks do in the third quarter as much as it's about what they predict for future quarters.Given the disarray in world markets -- think trade wars, Brexit a potential recession, etc -- this remains a very volatile time.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe news of air strikes on an oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia this past weekend is a prime example. If initial trade talks break down next week between China and the U.S., that could be another trigger. Or, what if Iran continues to challenge the uneasy peace in the Middle East? * 8 Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Recession The point is, you want bulletproof stocks right now that can endure a downside plunge and recover quickly, with plenty of opportunity moving forward. At Growth Investor we're leaving these seven stocks on the shelf, as my Portfolio Grader says they are triple-"F" rated.Keep reading and you'll see why. Stocks to Sell: Fluor (FLR)Source: Trong Nguyen / Shutterstock.com Fluor Corp (NYSE:FLR) was founded in 1912 and has become one of the largest engineering and construction companies in the U.S., with projects and a reputation that spans the world.On the upside, the company has seen some crazy times over the past century and has found a way to survive and grow.But this isn't a good time. The company reported massive back-to-back quarterly losses -- when analysts were expecting profits -- and finally withdrew its guidance for the rest of 2019.That's not encouraging. It means either the company had no idea how bad things were, or it did and never bothered to share that with the analysts. Neither is an acceptable or comforting option.It also means that going forward, there's no way to know what happens next. And that's pretty much what the CEO said. That's pretty remarkable, given that economic data on construction, like housing stats and building permits, have been strong -- making the industry one of my key themes at Growth Investor. Only the best will do, though. Tutor Perini (TPC)Source: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) is another infrastructure construction company, but it focuses primarily on U.S. government projects and infrastructure.That should tell you all you need to know about why it made this list. With the annual U.S. deficit nearing $1 trillion -- and President Donald Trump threatening to push for refinancing -- government construction spending isn't in the cards.And as far as infrastructure goes, unless it's the states providing funds, there's little happening in Washington to get this moving. It would be nice to think that 2020 election politics may break the ice, but it's highly unlikely.TPC stock is struggling and racking up losses. Some major brokerage houses have cut its price target. And the stock is off 37% in the past year. * 7 CBD Stocks to Buy That Are Still Worth Your Investment Dollars Another bad quarter or some shock to the U.S. economy would drop it in a heartbeat. Tutor Perini stock is not worth the risk when there are so many better choices out there. Verso (VRS)Source: Shutterstock Verso (NYSE:VRS) seems to have been a quixotic company from the start. It is a paper company that launched in 2006 -- right at the heart of the digital revolution.Now that's not to say that printing companies are dinosaurs, but printing certainly isn't what it used to be. And that simple statement also became clear to Verso when it declared bankruptcy three years ago.Printing is a tough business in a good economy. It's even tougher in a sluggish one.VRS stock is off 61% in the past year and 37% in the past three months. This is a classic example of a falling knife. And you shouldn't try to catch falling knives.Even if its packing division gets a bump or there's more demand as we approach the holidays, there's way too much work to do to keep this company moving along at its current size. I'm looking for far better growth prospects (and income) for my buy list. Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI)Source: Philip Lange / Shutterstock.com Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI) has two main franchises: Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana. Restaurants of the latter brand can be found in major cities across Texas. Those of the former are all located in southern Florida.The biggest challenge right now for FRGI is its competition. Certainly more people eat out these days, especially younger generations. But the challenge is scaling the business to move on beyond Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana's current locations.And that doesn't seem to be happening. Recently, FRGI had to close its Atlanta, Georgia restaurants because the nine locations were losing money. This also means Fiesta Restaurant Group's ideas are hard to share outside of familiar audiences. * 7 Momentum Stocks to Buy On the Dip Its $287 million market cap also makes it tough to compete against well-known national brands like Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG). And local restaurants also make competition tough.The stock is off 62% in the past year. There are far better restaurant stocks for my money. Conduent (CNDT)Source: IgorGolovniov / Shutterstock.com Conduent (NYSE:CNDT) was founded in New Jersey -- and in 2017 spun off from Xerox (NYSE:XRX). While the long history of its parent company may be proof of its durability over the past 113 years, it's hard to understand what Conduent does by going to its website.Fundamentally, CNDT works with governments and companies to build digital platforms. These platforms are then used to manage intensive transaction processing as well as analytics and automation.Perhaps that's the challenge CNDT is now facing. That pretty much describes a whole slew of organizations.And you can see this in its numbers. In the second quarter, CNDT stock lost $1 billion compared to an $11 million gain last year. Revenue also fell during the quarter. And, to top it off, the company said the loss was due to it losing contracts.Ashok Vemuri stepped down as CEO as a result, but now Conduent has suspended the search for a new permanent CEO. Cliff Skelton is serving in the position in the interim. None of this looks encouraging. Nautilus (NLS)Source: Sallehudin Ahmad / Shutterstock.com Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) is a fitness equipment company. Back in the day, Nautilus was one of the top brands in its market. It was a pioneer in launching the specific, muscle-focused equipment you see today in most gyms.This sector has grown alongside various new free weight regimens. And NLS has continued to expand its portfolio. It now owns the Bowflex, Octane Fitness, Schwinn Fitness and Universal brands, as well as others.Unfortunately, the newest trends are yoga and cross-fit, which don't require equipment. These trends are more of a "lifestyle" appeal, and I actually prefer to cash in with a niche retail stock for Growth Investor. Meanwhile, new gyms are competing for lower price points on memberships, which means they're not buying as much equipment. * 7 Tech Stocks You Should Avoid Now Basically, most of the fitness trends today are working against NLS. And that shows in the stock price. It's off 87.6% year-to-date and 90% in the past year. The market cap is a mere $41 million at this point. It's not going to pump your portfolio up. NeuroMetrix (NURO)Source: Shutterstock NeuroMetrix (NASDAQ:NURO) is in a $635 billion industry -- chronic pain management. Its unique spin is that it uses neurostimulation and digital techniques to manage pain without the use of drugs. And this treatment addresses everything from chronic pain to sleep disorders to diabetes.NeuroMetrix's two most promising devices are Quell, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved wearable for chronic pain management and Health Cloud, a pain management database that is becoming one of the largest of its kind.It all sounds promising. But the stock has a market cap just shy of $4 million at this point. And it's off 26% in the past three months, 48% year-to-date and 71% in the past 12 months.While this may be the future -- or a future -- of chronic pain management, right now the stock is not looking good. Perhaps that's a reflection on the products or perhaps it's a statement about management. Either way, it's not worth sticking around to find out.Having spent time on Wall Street, big institutional investors quickly learn that you need dividends to grow a portfolio over time, and I think that's why there's a clear preference for them. The income really helps smooth over the rough patches.Dividend growth stocks are especially important today -- when the global bond market is just going haywire. And even the 30-year U.S. Treasury can't be relied upon for good yield anymore. Recently, its yield dropped below 2% for the first time ever.So -- whether you're managing big institutional cash, or your own portfolio -- you're going to need what I call the Money Magnets.Not only did these stocks earn an "A" in my Portfolio Grader, thanks to strong buying pressure and great fundamentals, the stocks also earn an "A" in my Dividend Grader. These stocks are able to pay great yields -- and have the strong business model to back it up.All in all, I've got 27 strong dividend growth stocks for you, almost all of which yield more than the S&P 500. These stocks are poised to do well as we continue to see international capital flow to the U.S. markets. Click here to see how I found these stocks, and how you can get great performance out of YOUR portfolio -- come what may.Louis Navellier had an unconventional start, as a grad student who accidentally built a market-beating stock system -- with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the "Master Key" to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 8 Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Recession * 10 Companies Making Their CEOs Rich * The 7 Best S&P 500 Stocks of 2019 So Far The post 7 Triple-'F' Rated Stocks to Leave on the Shelf appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Fluor Corporation’s senior management team, including Alan Boeckmann, executive chairman; Carlos Hernandez, chief executive officer; and Mike Steuert, chief financial officer will give a presentation to analysts and investors on Tuesday, September 24 at 8 a.m.
Fluor Corporation (FLR) announced today that it has successfully completed its mechanical construction scope of work on MEGlobal’s world-class ethylene glycol (EG) manufacturing facility in Oyster Creek, Texas. The 750,000 tonne/year EG unit is the first of its kind in the United States for MEGlobal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EQUATE Petrochemical Company. Fluor’s scope of work on the project included the installation of equipment, steel and piping for the process unit.
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The JV between Fluor (FLR) and United Infrastructure Group has been selected by NCDOT for a project, which will boost the Mining, Industrial, Infrastructure & Power business division of the former.
Fluor Corporation (FLR) announced today that its joint venture together with United Infrastructure Group, Inc. was selected by the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to widen and improve a 7.5-mile stretch of Interstate 26 from Exit 40 (N.C. 280/Airport Road) to the I-40 interchange in Asheville, N.C. Fluor will book the $263 million contract in the third quarter of 2019. The project will widen I-26 from two lanes to four lanes in each direction, include two interchange reconstructions – one at N.C. 280 (Airport Road) and the other at N.C. 146 (Long Shoals Road) – and the construction of seven new bridges – two over Glenn Bridge Road, two over Biltmore Farms Road, two over the French Broad River and one segmental bridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway over I-26. “This project will help alleviate traffic congestion and improve the safety and operational efficiency for drivers on this vital stretch of interstate heading in and out of Asheville and intersecting with I-40,” said Terry Towle, group president of Fluor’s Infrastructure & Power business.
Altair Engineering (ALTR) is likely to benefit from solid growth in software products during the second quarter. However, incremental costs raise a concern.
The market may have logged a partial intraday rebound on Friday, but even so, five consecutive days of losses took a toll. The stage is set for at least a modest pushback this week, though there's little guarantee it will turn back into a prolonged rally.Source: Shutterstock Square (NYSE:SQ) played a big role in shaving 0.73% off of the S&P 500's value, falling more than 14% after posting its Q2 numbers. Although it topped estimates, investors are doubting its growth prospects without food delivery service Caviar being part of the mix. Caviar is being acquired by DoorDash.Fluor (NYSE:FLR) booked a bigger loss though, with its 26% tumble -- the biggest one-day loss ever -- dragging it to 15-year lows after it reported a surprise loss for the second quarter. Working to keep the market propped up, unsuccessfully, was Newell (NASDAQ:NWL). Shares of the storage container and home goods name jumped more than 14% after reporting an earnings beat that wasn't tainted by the revenue shortfall. The improved outlook helped.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 High-Yield Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy As for names that may be worth a closer, trade-minded look though, the stocks charts of Westrock (NYSE:WRK), Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) are at the top of a fairly short list. International Business Machines (IBM)It's not necessarily an omen of doom for International Business Machines. In fact, we're seeing some clear bullish clues on the daily chart for ol' Big Blue. But, this past week's chart action suggests IBM has been shaken out of its uptrend seen since early June, and is now going to pivot into at least a small pullback.Even better, the potential landing points for any pullback are not only clear, they're relatively close. * Click to EnlargeThe red flag is the shape of Thursday's and Friday's bar. In both cases, IBM shares gave up the bulk of their intraday gains. It has more to do with the market than the company, but shares were uniquely vulnerable all the same. * Backing out to a view of the weekly timeframe reveals at least part of the reason how this weakness materialized so easily. A ceiling extending back to the early 2017 peak got in the way. * Even so, all the key moving average lines are now sloped upward, saying the bigger trend is bullish no matter what. * The most plausible downside targets are the convergence of the 50-day and 100-day moving average lines near $140, and then the white 200-day moving average line just below $133. Westrock (WRK)It's difficult to fully appreciate it on the daily chart, but on the weekly chart of Westrock it's relatively clear that this stock is working hard to shake off the funk it was in during all of 2018 and the first half of 2019. Since the late-May low, WRK has finally started to log higher lows and higher highs. It's not quite a new uptrend yet.But, that's on the verge of changing. We're now seeing some things we've not seen in months, and we're closer to a technical breakout out than we've been in months. Just a little more forward progress could push Westrock past the pivotal tipping point. * 10 High-Yield Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy * Click to EnlargeThat tipping point first and foremost is the 200-day moving average line, plotted in white on both stock charts. There's also straight-line resistance plotted in blue on both stock charts. * It's encouraging that since April we've seen more bullish volume than bearish volume. The daily chart's accumulation-distribution line is now sloped upward, and the weekly chart's Chaikin line is as well. * Perhaps just as important is that the 100-day moving average line, plotted in gray on both stock charts, is no longer offering resistance but the purple 50-day line is finally acting as support. Arconic (ARNC)Finally, the intuitive reaction to the sizeable setback Arconic shares suffered on Friday is to ignore it. It was a knee-jerk reaction to the company's earnings report, and most of the loss was recuperated in after-hours trading anyway.After-hours trading can be an aberration though, and a careful look at the days leading up to Friday's announcement makes clear that ARNC stock was already in a downtrend. The news could have easily revealed what traders were truly thinking. It absolutely yanked Arconic below a couple of critical support levels. * Click to EnlargeOne of those floors is the 50-day moving average, plotted in purple on the daily chart. More than that though, Friday's loss pulled Arconic stock under the floor that had guided it higher since January. * Underscoring the likelihood that the weakness is just the extension of existing selling is the way bearish volume has been rising since the beginning of last week. * The weekly chart points out that ARNC was already ripe for a pullback. For the first time in years, the RSI indicator was able to reach into overbought territory in July.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Generation Z Stocks to Buy Long * 5 Growth Stocks to Buy After the Rate Cut * 5 Dependable Dividend ETFs to Invest In The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Arconic, IBM and Westrock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Shares of Fluor Corp. plummeted to a 15-year low Friday, after the engineering and construction company reported a another surprise large loss and revenue that fell well below expectations, and pulled its full-year outlook.
Shares of Fluor Corp. plummeted 27% toward a 15-year low, and is headed for the biggest one-day selloff since it went public in December 2000, after the engineering and construction company reported a large surprise loss and revenue that fell well below expectations, and pulled its full-year guidance. The company reported late Thursday it swung to a net loss of $554.8 million, or $3.96 a share, from a profit of $114.8 million, or 82 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. The loss included a $714 million charge as a result of an operational and strategic review of the company's businesses. The loss missed the average analyst estimate for a net profit of 51 cents a share, according to FactSet. Revenue fell 16% to $4.09 billion, missing the FactSet consensus of $4.71 billion. "We understand the implications of the magnitude of these results," said Chief Executive Carlos Hernandez, while Executive Chairman Alan Boeckmann said on the post-earnings conference call that he was "extremely disappointed" in the results. Analyst Tahira Afzal at KeyBanc Capital said the charges suggest "deeper structural issues with additional bleeding likely," but said the scrutiny and initial structural changes made are "important steps in the right direction." The stock, on track to close at the lowest price since November 2004, has now tumbled 56.5% over the past 12 months, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 4.2%.
Focus on high-value businesses and cost-saving initiatives are likely to aid Jacobs' (JEC) fiscal Q3 results. However, tough comps and transaction-related charges pose risks.
Fluor shares closed down by $8.24 Friday to $22.67 after the engineering and construction company swung to a second-quarter net loss. The Irving, Texas, company reported a loss of $3.96 a share, compared with earnings of 81 cents in the year-earlier period. Analysts surveyed by FactSet were expecting the company to report earnings of 50 cents a share on revenue of $4.71 billion.
Fluor (FLR) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -36.54% and -10.22%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Fluor Corporation today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2019. The second quarter was a net loss attributable to Fluor of $555 million, or $3.96 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $115 million, or $0.81 per diluted share a year ago.
Fluor (NYSE: FLR ) unveils its next round of earnings this Thursday, August 1. Get prepared with Benzinga's ultimate preview for Fluor's Q2 earnings. Earnings and Revenue Wall Street analysts see Fluor ...