Aecom (NYSE:ACM) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Investors acquired 830 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 992% compared to the typical volume of 76 call options.
Shares of Aecom (ACM) opened at $36.40 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,790.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.39, a P/E/G ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 1.72. Aecom has a 52 week low of $30.15 and a 52 week high of $39.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.21.
Aecom (NYSE:ACM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The construction company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $4.91 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.71 billion. Aecom had a return on equity of 11.74% and a net margin of 2.15%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.53 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Aecom will post 2.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Vice Chairman Daniel R. Tishman sold 15,000 shares of Aecom stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.26, for a total value of $573,900.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Linda M. Griego sold 5,160 shares of Aecom stock in a transaction on Friday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.11, for a total value of $196,647.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 33,335 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,270,396.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 63,096 shares of company stock valued at $2,388,932. 0.74% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of ACM. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. lifted its stake in Aecom by 170.5% during the fourth quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 5,391 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $201,000 after purchasing an additional 3,398 shares during the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc bought a new stake in Aecom during the third quarter worth about $204,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Aecom during the fourth quarter worth about $205,000. Boston Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Aecom during the fourth quarter worth about $206,000. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC bought a new stake in Aecom during the fourth quarter worth about $213,000. 83.99% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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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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