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Searching For Real Value In Market Debris At AECOM (NYSE: ACM)

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for AECOM (ACM) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.67, or -0.80%, to $82.79. The AECOM has recorded 18,206 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that AECOM named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the seventh year.

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, ACM falls under the Industrials sector while operating within the Engineering & Construction industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $83.46 and fluctuated between $83.76 as its day high and $81.74 as its day low. The current market capitalization of AECOM is $12.07B. A total of 1.26 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.13M shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, ACM has seen 0 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 9,298 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 13 BUYs and 11 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 327,105 shares during that period but sold 252,990.

In the most recent transaction, Tishman Daniel R. sold 20,618 shares of ACM for 82.92 per share on Mar 13. After the transaction, the Director now owns 44,159 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jan 09, Poloni Lara sold 6,498 shares at 83.10 per share. ACM shares that PRESIDENT owns now total 73,351.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Battley Todd disposed of 2,800 shares on Jan 05 at a per-share price of $83.96. This resulted in the CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER holding 16,295 shares of ACM after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Rudd Troy sold 139,308 shares at $82.51 per share on Dec 16. Company shares held by the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER now total 183,237.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. AECOM pays an annual dividend of $0.72, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.86%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 32.94. ACM’s most recent ex-dividend date was 4/4/2023 when it declared a $0.18 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/21/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/20/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 1/3/2023. The ACM stock dividend was $0.18 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ACM in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $101.20 with high estimates of $105.00 and low estimates of $94.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ACM has a high of $92.16 and a low of $60.74.

As of this writing, ACM has an earnings estimate of $0.89 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.93 per share and a lower estimate of $0.86. The company reported an EPS of $0.89 in the last quarter, which was 8.50% higher than expectations of $0.82.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 12 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for ACM is Hold with a score of 4.83. A total of 8 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 3 rated it as Overweight while 0 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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