Worth Watching Stocks in Focus: Fluor Corporation (NEW) (NYSE:FLR), H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB)

On Wednesday, Shares of Fluor Corporation (NEW) (NYSE:FLR), added 10.16% and closed at $49.11 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $46.25 and $51.74. Fluor Corporation (FLR) declared recently that the Brunswick County Power Station has been named Best Project in the energy/industrial category in addition to Excellence in Safety Best Project by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mid-Atlantic. Fluor designed, constructed and commissioned the 1,358-megawatt natural gas combined-cycle facility for Dominion Virginia Power.

The ENR Mid-Atlantic awards program features 18 categories dedicated to honoring the best construction projects and the companies that designed and built them. Judges selected the winning projects from 65 nominations in the Mid-Atlantic region, which encompasses Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Projects were evaluated on the ability of the project team to overcome challenges, contribution to the industry and community, safety, and construction and design quality.

H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB), dropped -3.79% and closed at $21.30 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $20.91 and $21.72. The company’s Market capitalization is $4.69 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 219.09 million. BofI Federal Bank (“BofI”), the banking partner of BofI Holding, Inc. (BOFI) has reached agreements with certain H&R Block entities, MetaBank, and Specialty Consumer Services to perform certain disbursement and repayment services and provide up to $700 million of funding of interest-free Refund Advance loans to tax preparation customers in H&R Block’s retail locations for the 2017 tax season. These agreements add another new product to the continuing partnershipbetween BofI Federal Bank and H&R Block.

“The expansion of our relationship with H&R Block is the result of our prior collaborative success,” stated Greg Garrabrants, President and Chief Executive Officer of BofI Federal Bank. Mr. Garrabrants continued, “We are proud to have been selected by H&R Block to take part in offering this innovative consumer-friendly, interest-free loan to its customer base.”

“We are excited to offer the Refund Advance to our retail tax preparation clients in the up-coming tax season and I am confident that BofI Federal Bank will continue to be a reliable partner as we expand the scope of our financial services product offerings,” said Greg Macfarlane, Senior Vice President, U.S. Retail Products and Operations, H&R Block.

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