Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact AECOM (NYSE:ACM) Share Price

News articles about AECOM (NYSE:ACM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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 media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 47.0080511360382 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

AECOM (NYSE ACM) opened at 32.26 on Friday. AECOM has a 1-year low of $26.46 and a 1-year high of $40.72. The company’s 50 day moving average is $32.24 and its 200-day moving average is $34.15. The firm has a market cap of $5.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.76 and a beta of 1.75.

AECOM (NYSE:ACM) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The construction company reported $0.78 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78. The company had revenue of $4.56 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.54 billion. AECOM had a net margin of 1.46% and a return on equity of 12.19%. The company’s revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.81 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that AECOM will post $2.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have commented on ACM shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AECOM from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a $38.00 price target (down previously from $41.00) on shares of AECOM in a research note on Saturday, April 22nd. Argus dropped their price target on shares of AECOM from $43.00 to $33.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of AECOM from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, UBS AG set a $38.00 price target on shares of AECOM and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.10.

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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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