Aecom (NYSE:ACM) Vice Chairman Daniel R. Tishman sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.88, for a total value of $583,200.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 129,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,019,213.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Aecom (NYSE ACM) traded up $0.11 on Thursday, reaching $38.79. The company had a trading volume of 551,468 shares, compared to its average volume of 716,650. Aecom has a 52-week low of $30.15 and a 52-week high of $39.51. The company has a market capitalization of $6,110.00, a PE ratio of 18.21, a PEG ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 1.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.20 and a quick ratio of 1.20.

Aecom (NYSE:ACM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 13th. The construction company reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.03. Aecom had a return on equity of 12.12% and a net margin of 1.86%. The firm had revenue of $4.86 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.63 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.65 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Aecom will post 2.66 EPS for the current year.

Aecom declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Thursday, September 21st that permits the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the construction company to purchase up to 18.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Aecom by 1.3% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 13,443,021 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $434,613,000 after purchasing an additional 176,473 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in Aecom by 0.5% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,742,824 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $174,587,000 after purchasing an additional 24,471 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in Aecom by 1.1% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,977,619 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $128,599,000 after purchasing an additional 44,044 shares during the last quarter. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in Aecom by 8.9% during the second quarter. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC now owns 1,902,787 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $61,518,000 after purchasing an additional 156,003 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its stake in Aecom by 7.5% during the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 1,048,130 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $38,581,000 after purchasing an additional 73,060 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.36% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Barclays assumed coverage on Aecom in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. They set an “underweight” rating and a $34.00 target price for the company. Robert W. Baird upgraded Aecom from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the company from $40.00 to $45.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Argus increased their target price on Aecom from $37.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Aecom in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, DA Davidson reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of Aecom in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.00.

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About Aecom

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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