Headlines about AECOM (NYSE:ACM) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AECOM earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.743834216267 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
A number of brokerages have weighed in on ACM. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AECOM from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of AECOM from $44.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of AECOM from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $40.00 to $45.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, DA Davidson lifted their price target on shares of AECOM to $40.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. AECOM currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $36.60.
Shares of ACM opened at $35.49 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,742.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.07, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 1.65. AECOM has a fifty-two week low of $30.15 and a fifty-two week high of $39.90. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86.
AECOM (NYSE:ACM) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The construction company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.02. AECOM had a net margin of 2.15% and a return on equity of 11.74%. The business had revenue of $4.91 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.71 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.53 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that AECOM will post 2.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Vice Chairman Daniel R. Tishman sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.00, for a total value of $555,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 114,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,221,515. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Lara Poloni sold 4,976 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.70, for a total transaction of $182,619.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 3,895 shares in the company, valued at approximately $142,946.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.74% of the company’s stock.
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AECOM Company Profile
AECOM, together with its subsidiaries, engages in designing, building, financing, and operating infrastructure assets worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Design and Consulting Services (DCS), Construction Services (CS), Management Services (MS), and AECOM Capital (ACAP). The DCS segment provides planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design, program management, and construction management services for industrial, commercial, institutional, and government clients, such as transportation, facilities, environmental, and energy/power markets.
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