Aecom (ACM) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Aecom (NYSE:ACM) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 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 news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 47.5181360764578 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Aecom from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Barclays assumed coverage on Aecom in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. They issued an “underweight” rating and a $34.00 price objective for the company. Robert W. Baird upgraded Aecom from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $40.00 to $45.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. DA Davidson raised their target price on Aecom to $40.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Argus raised their target price on Aecom from $37.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $36.40.

Aecom (NYSE ACM) traded up $0.08 during trading on Friday, hitting $35.36. The company had a trading volume of 1,210,741 shares, compared to its average volume of 939,125. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.21. Aecom has a 12-month low of $30.15 and a 12-month high of $39.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,630.00, a P/E ratio of 13.98, a PEG ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 1.70.

Aecom (NYSE:ACM) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The construction company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $4.91 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.71 billion. Aecom had a return on equity of 11.74% and a net margin of 2.15%. Aecom’s quarterly revenue was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.53 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Aecom will post 2.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Michael S. Burke sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.00, for a total value of $1,170,000.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 157,649 shares in the company, valued at $6,148,311. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Vice Chairman Daniel R. Tishman sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.88, for a total value of $583,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 129,095 shares in the company, valued at $5,019,213.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 82,486 shares of company stock worth $3,170,752. 0.74% 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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