Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect AECOM (ACM) Share Price

Media coverage about AECOM (NYSE:ACM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.3889240475003 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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AECOM stock traded down $0.72 on Friday, hitting $35.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 100,681 shares, compared to its average volume of 911,064. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,718.95, a PE ratio of 12.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 1.65. 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 one year low of $30.15 and a one year high of $39.90.

AECOM (NYSE:ACM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The construction company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $4.91 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.71 billion. AECOM had a net margin of 2.15% and a return on equity of 11.74%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.53 EPS. analysts predict that AECOM will post 2.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ACM has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AECOM from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of AECOM from $44.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Robert W. Baird raised shares of AECOM from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $40.00 to $45.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Barclays initiated coverage on shares of AECOM in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. They set an “underweight” rating and a $34.00 target price on the stock. Finally, DA Davidson boosted their target price on shares of AECOM to $40.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $36.73.

In other news, Director Linda M. Griego sold 5,160 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.11, for a total value of $196,647.60. Following the sale, the director now owns 33,335 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,270,396.85. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Vice Chairman Daniel R. Tishman sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.88, for a total transaction of $583,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 129,095 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,019,213.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 40,136 shares of company stock worth $1,517,467 in the last 90 days. 0.74% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About AECOM

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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