Press coverage about Ameresco (NYSE:AMRC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ameresco earned a news impact score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.5462425003932 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Ameresco (NYSE AMRC) opened at $8.95 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. Ameresco has a 1-year low of $4.80 and a 1-year high of $9.30. The company has a market capitalization of $404.98, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.72 and a beta of 1.13.

Ameresco (NYSE:AMRC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The utilities provider reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.15 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $204.74 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $186.20 million. Ameresco had a return on equity of 5.42% and a net margin of 2.49%. The company’s revenue was up 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.16 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Ameresco will post 0.42 earnings per share for the current year.

AMRC has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Ameresco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 price objective (up from $8.50) on shares of Ameresco in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Ameresco from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.88.

In other news, insider Joseph P. Demanche sold 30,329 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.40, for a total transaction of $254,763.60. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 159,671 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,341,236.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Joseph P. Demanche sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.00, for a total value of $90,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 140,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,260,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 61,790 shares of company stock valued at $528,015. Corporate insiders own 58.36% of the company’s stock.

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Ameresco Company Profile

Ameresco, Inc (Ameresco) is a provider of a range of energy services, including energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, energy security and resilience, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for businesses and organizations throughout North America and Europe. Ameresco’s sustainability services include capital and operational upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction, ownership and operation of renewable energy plants.

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