News articles about Aecom (NYSE:ACM) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news 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. Aecom earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 46.1125673058253 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Trump’s $1 Trillion Gift To Investors (dailyreckoning.com)
- Baird Upgrades AECOM Technology (ACM) to Outperform (streetinsider.com)
- AECOM :ACM-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2017 By the Numbers : January 3, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- AECOM Subsidiary Gets $115M Modification on Army Prepositioned Stock Support Contract – GovConWire (govconwire.com)
- Aecom (ACM) Director Rob J. Routs Sells 6,468 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Aecom from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $4.00 price objective (down from $40.00) on shares of Aecom in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Aecom in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Argus boosted their price objective on Aecom from $37.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Robert W. Baird raised Aecom from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $40.00 to $45.00 in a research note on Wednesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Aecom has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.00.
Shares of Aecom (ACM) traded up $0.89 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $38.61. The stock had a trading volume of 884,910 shares, compared to its average volume of 870,050. The firm has a market cap of $6,090.00, a P/E ratio of 18.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 1.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.20 and a quick ratio of 1.20. Aecom has a 12 month low of $30.15 and a 12 month high of $39.50.
Aecom (NYSE:ACM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 13th. The construction company reported $0.74 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.71 by $0.03. Aecom had a return on equity of 12.12% and a net margin of 1.86%. The business had revenue of $4.86 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.63 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.65 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Aecom will post 2.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Aecom declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, September 21st that permits the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the construction company to repurchase up to 18.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.
In related news, Vice Chairman Daniel R. Tishman sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.26, for a total transaction of $573,900.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Rob J. Routs sold 6,468 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.12, for a total value of $240,092.16. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,904 shares in the company, valued at $701,716.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 119,126 shares of company stock worth $4,484,552. 1.14% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Aecom Company Profile
AECOM is engaged in designing, building, financing and operating infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations. The Company’s segments include design and consulting services (DCS), construction services (CS) and management services (MS). Its DCS segment is engaged in planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design services to commercial and government clients in major end markets, such as transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.
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