How to buy AECOM (ACM) shares in the UK

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AECOM
NYSE: ACM - USD
$69.25
- $1.44 ( - 2.04%)
ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

AECOM (ACM) is a leading engineering and construction business based in the US. It opened the day at $62.89 after a previous close of $61.97. During the day the price has varied from a low of $62.58 to a high of $63.64. The latest price was $63.44 (25 minute delay). AECOM is listed on the NYSE and employs 51,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in AECOM

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ACM in this case.
  5. Research AECOM shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your AECOM shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted AECOM's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, AECOM's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $69.25, which is 25.03% up on its pre-crash value of $51.92 and 218.24% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $21.76.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of AECOM shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $515.17 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,454.94.

AECOM share price (NYSE:ACM)

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AECOM shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$62.89
High$63.64
Low$62.58
Close$63.44
Previous close$61.97
Change$1.47
Change %2.3721%
Volume542,174
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range$49.2443 - $78.62
50-day moving average$73.3986
200-day moving average$66.8801
Wall St. target price$85.56
PE ratio63.7824
Dividend yield$0.6 (0.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$1.158
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Is it a good time to buy AECOM stock?

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Is AECOM under- or over-valued?

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

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 64x. In other words, AECOM shares trade at around 64x 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.

PEG ratio

AECOM's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0747. A PEG ratio close to 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares offer reasonable value for the current rate of growth.

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.

EBITDA

AECOM's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $813.5 million (£0.0 million).

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

Financials

Revenue TTM $13.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.85%
Gross profit TTM $798.4 million
Return on assets TTM 3.27%
Return on equity TTM 10.25%
Profit margin 1.3%
Book value $18.946
Market capitalisation $10.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

AECOM's 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 12/31/2018) 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.).

Environmental score

AECOM's 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.

Social score

AECOM's 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.

Governance score

AECOM's 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.

Controversy score

AECOM's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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

0.8%

Dividend yield: 0.81% of stock value

0.8%

Forward annual dividend yield: 0.81% of stock value

5.3%

Dividend payout ratio: 5.3% of net profits

AECOM has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.81% of its share value annually.

AECOM has paid out, on average, around 5.3% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 0.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AECOM's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

While AECOM's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

AECOM's most recent dividend payout was on 20 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AECOM's shares have ranged in value from as little as $49.2443 up to $78.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACM.US volatility(beta: 1.49)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 1.4947. 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).

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