Media headlines about Aecom (NYSE:ACM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aecom earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 47.5287359987904 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Aecom – Building Free Cash Flow A Dollar At A Time (seekingalpha.com)
- Puerto Rico suspends $133M post-hurricane housing contract (marketbeat.com)
- Analysts Predict 13% Upside For The Holdings of VTHR (nasdaq.com)
- Wall Street ready to bank on Trump’s infrastructure plan (msn.com)
- AECOM and SNC-Lavalin Inc. preferred consortium for the design of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) (finance.yahoo.com)
Aecom (ACM) traded up $0.36 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $35.26. 1,146,178 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 933,173. The company has a market capitalization of $5,610.00, a PE ratio of 13.94, a P/E/G ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 1.21. Aecom has a 52-week low of $30.15 and a 52-week high of $39.90.
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on ACM shares. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 price objective (down previously from $40.00) on shares of Aecom in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Aecom in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 price objective (down previously from $40.00) on shares of Aecom in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Aecom in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Aecom in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $36.40.
In related news, Vice Chairman Daniel R. Tishman sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.88, for a total value of $583,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 129,095 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,019,213.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Michael S. Burke sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.00, for a total transaction of $1,170,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 157,649 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,148,311. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 82,486 shares of company stock valued at $3,170,752 in the last three months. Company insiders own 0.74% of the company’s stock.
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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