Aegion (AEGN) Receives News Impact Score of 0.09

Media coverage about Aegion (NASDAQ:AEGN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aegion earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.3799708204946 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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A number of brokerages have issued reports on AEGN. TheStreet lowered shares of Aegion from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aegion from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Craig Hallum lowered shares of Aegion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $23.50 price target on shares of Aegion in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Sidoti lowered shares of Aegion from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $25.50.

Shares of Aegion (NASDAQ AEGN) opened at $27.25 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.36, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. The stock has a market cap of $886.36, a P/E ratio of 21.29, a P/E/G ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 1.76. Aegion has a 52-week low of $19.11 and a 52-week high of $28.19.

Aegion (NASDAQ:AEGN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The construction company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $341.87 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $328.98 million. Aegion had a negative net margin of 3.03% and a positive return on equity of 7.62%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.32 EPS. analysts forecast that Aegion will post 1.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Aegion news, EVP David F. Morris sold 9,239 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.05, for a total value of $259,153.95. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CFO David A. Martin sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.00, for a total transaction of $240,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 101,430 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,434,320. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.62% of the company’s stock.

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About Aegion

Aegion Corporation (Aegion) is engaged in providing infrastructure protection and maintenance. The Company operates through three segments: Infrastructure Solutions, Corrosion Protection and Energy Services. The Company offers service solutions, including rehabilitation of water and wastewater pipelines with Insituform cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) products; fusible polyvinyl chloride products for rehabilitation; fiber reinforced polymer systems for rehabilitation and strengthening; cathodic protection for corrosion engineering control and infrastructure rehabilitation; pipe coatings for corrosion control and prevention; high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe lining for corrosion control, abrasion protection and pipeline rehabilitation, and construction and maintenance of oil and gas facilities.

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