The 15 Most-Watched Construction and Engineering Stocks

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The most-watched construction and engineering stock is ...
Looking at the aggregate data, we see that Fluor (NYSE: FLR  ) is above the rest in terms of watch interest, or the percentage of people keeping an eye on construction and engineering stocks in general who are specifically watching each company. And for good reason. As CAPS member rollotherichkid wrote last week:

Fluor is the foremost leader in the construction and maintenance of power generation. This combined with their broad expertise in all forms of large engineering and construct will give them an advantage as infrastructure projects expand in the US and countries like Japan.

Here are the rest of the 15 most-watched companies in the industry with their watch interest along with the stocks' CAPS rating to show the sentiment of our investing community.

 

Company

Market Cap (millions)

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Watch Interest

1

Fluor

$12,840

*****

16.4%

2

Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR  )

$4,922

*****

14.1%

3

Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE: CBI  )

$4,114

*****

10.4%

4

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC  )

$6,568

****

8.1%

5

Foster Wheeler (Nasdaq: FWLT  )

$4,667

*****

7.0%

6

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (Nasdaq: GLDD  )

$450

****

4.8%

7

KBR

$5,783

****

4.1%

8

Shaw Group

$2,991

****

4.1%

9

Michael Baker

$271

****

3.8%

10

AECOM Technology (NYSE: ACM  )

$3,308

***

3.2%

11

Granite Construction

$1,084

**

2.9%

12

URS

$3,760

****

2.1%

13

MasTec

$1,714

****

1.8%

14

EMCOR Group

$2,097

****

1.6%

15

Northwest Pipe

$218

****

1.5%

Sources: Motley Fool, Motley Fool CAPS.

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Dan Dzombak's musings and articles he finds interesting can be found on his Twitter account: @DanDzombak. He does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this article. Jacobs Engineering Group is a Motley Fool Big Short short-sale selection. Chicago Bridge & Iron is a former Motley Fool Global Gains recommendation. The Fool owns shares of Granite Construction. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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