AECOM (ACM) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds
Headlines about AECOM (NYSE:ACM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AECOM earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the construction company an impact score of 45.9854689657388 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Fruit references fly in debate about KCI terminal team selection process (finance.yahoo.com)
- Breaking down the KCI plans from Burns & McDonnell, AECOM – Kansas City Business Journal (bizjournals.com)
- AECOM Grows Backlog with NGCC, Wind and Other Power Projects in U.S., U.K. (industrialinfo.com)
- AECOM (ACM) 0.57% away from 20 SMA – Voice Of Analysts (analystsbuzz.com)
AECOM (ACM) traded down 1.36% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $31.09. 701,428 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $4.87 billion, a PE ratio of 19.04 and a beta of 1.75. AECOM has a 12-month low of $26.46 and a 12-month high of $40.72. The company has a 50 day moving average of $32.15 and a 200-day moving average of $33.97.
AECOM (NYSE:ACM) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The construction company reported $0.78 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78. The business had revenue of $4.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.54 billion. AECOM had a net margin of 1.46% and a return on equity of 12.19%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.81 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that AECOM will post $2.92 earnings per share for the current year.
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on ACM. UBS AG set a $38.00 price target on shares of AECOM and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Citigroup Inc. set a $40.00 price objective on shares of AECOM and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of AECOM in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 price target on shares of AECOM in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of AECOM from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.10.
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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