News headlines about Aegion (NASDAQ:AEGN) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aegion earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 45.9431154907252 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
AEGN stock opened at $22.79 on Friday. Aegion has a 1-year low of $19.11 and a 1-year high of $28.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 2.24 and a quick ratio of 2.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $771.16, a PE ratio of 22.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.70.
Aegion (NASDAQ:AEGN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The construction company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.03). Aegion had a positive return on equity of 6.32% and a negative net margin of 5.37%. The business had revenue of $337.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $332.50 million. analysts expect that Aegion will post 1.36 earnings per share for the current year.
Several brokerages recently issued reports on AEGN. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of Aegion in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. BidaskClub lowered Aegion from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Hilliard Lyons lowered Aegion from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised Aegion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine raised Aegion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $26.75.
In other news, CAO Michael D. White sold 4,141 shares of Aegion stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.36, for a total value of $96,733.76. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Charles R. Gordon sold 20,000 shares of Aegion stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.36, for a total value of $467,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 306,802 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,166,894.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.37% of the company’s stock.
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Aegion Company Profile
Aegion Corporation (Aegion) is engaged in providing infrastructure protection and maintenance. The Company operates through three segments: Infrastructure Solutions, Corrosion Protection and Energy Services. The Company offers service solutions, including rehabilitation of water and wastewater pipelines with Insituform cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) products; fusible polyvinyl chloride products for rehabilitation; fiber reinforced polymer systems for rehabilitation and strengthening; cathodic protection for corrosion engineering control and infrastructure rehabilitation; pipe coatings for corrosion control and prevention; high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe lining for corrosion control, abrasion protection and pipeline rehabilitation, and construction and maintenance of oil and gas facilities.
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