AECOM (ACM): Is it worth Buying?


AECOM (NYSE:ACM) changes shares on Wednesday trading session, with a change of -5.40% or -$2.03 shares. The trading starts at $37.07 and closed at $37.61 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $35.52 and day high was $37.21 on Wednesday, June 24. After the session, the Industrials sector daily volume shifted to 1.64 million while its average volume is 2.11M. In other hand, the ACM market cap reached to $5.77B. While, its current target price is $35.58 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -9.79% and down -6.79% for month. Its quarterly performance was 31.49% above, while its half year performance is down -18.84%. ACM yearly performance stood at negative -2.76% and fall -17.51% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for AECOM is 1.60.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. ACM EPS (TTM) for 12-month is -2.06. EPS for this year is -405.90%, while for the next year its value is 2.58. Its EPS Q/Q reached 4.70%. It has an EPS of -22.10% down for past five years and for the next five years will be up 17.30%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on ACM for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 8 of 11 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 1 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 2 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 11 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 11, 0 rated it sell, 8 rated it as Buy and 1 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $42.00-$55.00. Average target price for ACM was reached at $46.11.

Primecap Management Company, FMR, LLC and Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) are the top three holders in AECOM (ACM) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Primecap Management Company has 23.55 million shares which valued 702.9 million. On Mar 30, 2020, FMR, LLC owned 20.2 million shares which valued at 603.1 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has a total of 14.15 million shares which valued at 422.49 million. In the end, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) have 8.84% shares outstanding of AECOM (ACM) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.80% and institutional holding shifted to 89.20%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of -2.06. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 8 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.49, while 0.72 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for ACM published in the report was 0.4-0.55 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.72 which is higher than 0.55 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for ACM fall -10.86% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -3.20% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -12.68%. The moving average value for AECOM (ACM) is 39.82 and 38.05 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in ACM stock. On May 13, Rudd Troy, EVP, CFO, bought 8,343 trading shares at the cost of $30.05, which valued at 0.25 million. On Dec 27, Vollmer John C., Group President, MS, sold 30,240 shares at the cost of $43.28, with total shares of 11,415. On Nov 22, Feld Peter A, Director, bought 200,000 shares at the cost of 42.56. After this transaction, Feld Peter A total shares reached to 5,975,266 which valued at 8.51 million.