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AECOM is an engineering & construction business based in the US. AECOM shares (ACM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AECOM employs 54,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$13.3 billion.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for AECOM. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ACM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until AECOM reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of AECOM, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AECOM. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

AECOM share price

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AECOM shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$21.76 - USD$58.44
50-day moving average USD$54.0785
200-day moving average USD$46.9276
Wall St. target priceUSD$62.67
PE ratio 49.2264
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.862

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Is it a good time to buy AECOM stock?

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Is AECOM under- or over-valued?

Valuing AECOM stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AECOM's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

AECOM's P/E ratio

AECOM's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 49x. In other words, AECOM shares trade at around 49x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

AECOM's PEG ratio

AECOM's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9334. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AECOM's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


AECOM's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$756.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a AECOM's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

AECOM financials

Revenue TTM USD$13.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.07%
Gross profit TTM USD$709.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.44%
Return on equity TTM 7%
Profit margin -1.51%
Book value $19.574
Market capitalisation USD$8.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AECOM shares

There are currently 2.7 million AECOM shares held short by investors – that's known as AECOM's "short interest". This figure is 12.9% up from 2.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AECOM shares can be evaluated.

AECOM's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AECOM's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AECOM shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AECOM shares traded daily (recently around 963998.92857143). AECOM's SIR currently stands at 2.8. In other words for every 100,000 AECOM shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2800 shares are currently held short.

However AECOM's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AECOM shares, or, against the total number of tradable AECOM shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AECOM's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AECOM shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0253% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AECOM shares, roughly 25 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AECOM.

Find out more about how you can short AECOM stock.

AECOM's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like AECOM.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

AECOM's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 39.03

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AECOM's overall score of 39.03 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 71st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AECOM is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

AECOM's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.39/100

AECOM's environmental score of 11.39 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AECOM is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

AECOM's social score

Social score: 25.22/100

AECOM's social score of 25.22 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AECOM is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

AECOM's governance score

Governance score: 15.91/100

AECOM's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that AECOM is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

AECOM's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AECOM scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that AECOM has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

AECOM was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 39.03
Total ESG percentile 70.56
Environmental score 11.39
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 25.22
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 15.91
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

AECOM share dividends

We're not expecting AECOM to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

AECOM share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AECOM's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.76 up to $58.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACM.US volatility(beta: 1.6)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AECOM's is 1.6046. This would suggest that AECOM's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

AECOM overview

AECOM, together with its subsidiaries, delivers professional services to program and construction management in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through three segments: Americas, International, and AECOM Capital. The company engages in planning, consulting, architectural, engineering, and construction management services for commercials and governments clients. It also invests in and develops real estate projects. In addition, the company provides building construction and energy, as well as infrastructure and industrial construction services. It serves transportation, water, government, facilities, environmental, and energy sectors. The company was formerly known as AECOM Technology Corporation and changed its name to AECOM in January 2015. AECOM was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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