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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying AECOM (NYSE:ACM)?

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AECOM (NYSE:ACM), which is in the construction business, and is based in United States, led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on AECOM’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for AECOM

What’s the opportunity in AECOM?

Great news for investors – AECOM is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $50.64, but it is currently trading at US$30.51 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that AECOM’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What does the future of AECOM look like?

NYSE:ACM Past and Future Earnings, March 7th 2019

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for AECOM. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since ACM is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With an optimistic outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on ACM for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy ACM. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed investment decision.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on AECOM. You can find everything you need to know about AECOM in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in AECOM, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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