ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) Upgraded to Buy by StockNews.com

StockNews.com upgraded shares of ABM Industries (NYSE:ABMFree Report) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Monday morning.

ABM has been the topic of several other reports. Robert W. Baird cut their target price on ABM Industries from $52.00 to $40.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 8th. KeyCorp lowered their price objective on shares of ABM Industries from $51.00 to $48.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a report on Monday, September 11th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft lowered shares of ABM Industries from a buy rating to a hold rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $65.00 to $43.00 in a report on Friday, September 8th. Truist Financial started coverage on shares of ABM Industries in a report on Monday. They issued a hold rating and a $43.00 price objective for the company. Finally, UBS Group lowered their price objective on shares of ABM Industries from $50.00 to $42.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a report on Friday, September 8th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $43.20.

Check Out Our Latest Analysis on ABM

ABM Industries Stock Down 0.9 %

NYSE ABM opened at $41.04 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 1.47. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.69 billion, a PE ratio of 11.53 and a beta of 1.11. ABM Industries has a 1 year low of $37.61 and a 1 year high of $49.58. The business’s 50-day moving average is $40.59 and its 200 day moving average is $42.80.

ABM Industries (NYSE:ABMGet Free Report) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, September 7th. The business services provider reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.88 by ($0.09). The business had revenue of $2.03 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.01 billion. ABM Industries had a return on equity of 12.69% and a net margin of 2.96%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.94 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts forecast that ABM Industries will post 3.41 earnings per share for the current year.

ABM Industries Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 5th were issued a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, October 4th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.14%. ABM Industries’s payout ratio is 24.72%.

Insider Activity

In other news, COO Rene Jacobsen sold 6,341 shares of ABM Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.00, for a total transaction of $279,004.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 59,059 shares in the company, valued at $2,598,596. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.85% of the company’s stock.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On ABM Industries

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ABM. BOKF NA purchased a new position in ABM Industries in the 1st quarter worth approximately $27,000. Amundi bought a new stake in ABM Industries in the 4th quarter worth approximately $36,000. Exchange Traded Concepts LLC grew its position in ABM Industries by 140.9% in the 2nd quarter. Exchange Traded Concepts LLC now owns 937 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $40,000 after purchasing an additional 548 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P. bought a new stake in ABM Industries in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $46,000. Finally, Quarry LP bought a new stake in ABM Industries in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $64,000. 86.42% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

ABM Industries Company Profile

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ABM Industries Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of integrated facility, infrastructure, and mobility solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Business & Industry, Manufacturing & Distribution, Education, Aviation, and Technical Solutions segments.

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