Aecom (NYSE:ACM) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities 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. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $35.88.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on ACM shares. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Aecom in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $4.00 price target (down previously from $40.00) on shares of Aecom in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. DA Davidson reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $39.00 price target on shares of Aecom in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $36.00 price target on shares of Aecom in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Aecom from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th.
In related news, Vice Chairman Daniel R. Tishman sold 15,000 shares of the firm’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 legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director James H. Fordyce sold 4,390 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.00, for a total value of $166,820.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 82,486 shares of company stock valued at $3,170,752. Insiders own 0.74% of the company’s stock.
Aecom (ACM) remained flat at $$36.09 during trading on Wednesday. 268,251 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 982,839. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 1.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,849.46, a P/E ratio of 14.26, a P/E/G ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 1.70. Aecom has a 12-month low of $30.15 and a 12-month high of $39.90.
Aecom (NYSE:ACM) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The construction company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $4.91 billion during 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%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.53 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Aecom will post 2.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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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