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Stock in the Spotlight: AECOM (NYSE: ACM)


AECOM is in the industrials sector and is part of the engineering and construction industry. The company CEO is Michael S. Burke. AECOM provides consulting and engineering services to clients in transportation, facilities, environmental, and other markets. It mainly designs, builds, and operates infrastructure projects for governments, businesses, and organizations.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The ACM stock showed a previous change of 0.94% with an open at 28.81 and a close of 29.07. It reached an intraday high of 29.10 and a low of 28.36.

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The stock has a market cap of $4.5b with 156.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 152.8m shares. Trading volume reached 878,245 shares compared to its average volume of 864,732 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, AECOM shares returned -3.65% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 10.74%. Over three months, it changed -6.17%. In one year it has changed -16.80% and within that year its 52-week high was 37.53 and its 52-week low was 24.83. ACM stock is 17.08% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 31.92 and a 50 day moving average of 28.95. Currently ACM stock is trading -8.92% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.83 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 35.02. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.81. The TTM EPS is 2.69, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.81.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.56
09-30-2018:  0.83
06-30-2018:  0.62
03-31-2018:  0.67

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 38.80, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 25.08%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.10% of insider ownership and 145.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 7,500,780, which is 4.81% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 7.27. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.72

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 1.87%, return on assets is 0.52%, profit margin is 0.68%, price-to-sales is 0.22 and price-to-book is 1.10.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
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