Ameresco Inc (AMRC) Will Climb to 19.38 According to Experts

Brokerage research firms on the Street have given Ameresco Inc (AMRC) a one year price objective (target) of 19.38.  Compared to peers in the Technical Services industry and Services sector, we can see that Ameresco Inc performed better than 9% of their peers over the past month, better than 43% over the past two weeks, 49% over the past quarter and better than 93% over the past year.  Relative Strength is a measure of price growth that indicates how a stock is performing relative to the rest of the market. It is a numerical measurement expressed as a percentage.

Ameresco Inc Shares have moved 1.80% for the week, -0.67% for the month, -5.34% for the quarter and -5.34% for the past year.  
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In looking at some key variables, we note that Ameresco Inc (AMRC) has a price to earnings ratio of 20.15 and current year earnings per share of 0.81.  In terms of ratios, the stock has 10.74 return on equity, 3.57 return on assets and a current ratio of 1.40. ROE is a profitability measure of investments. With ROE, higher values are typically sought after. A high ROE points to the ability of a company to effectively generate income on new investment. Many investors will monitor ROE values in conjunction with other ratios in order to obtain a broader sense of a company’s competency. Investors often compare ROE of firms that operate in the same industry. Investors may also track the historical ROE trends over time in order to expand their frame of reference. ROA shows how effective the firm is at using their total assets to generate profit. Investors often use the ROA figures to help cross-examine businesses within the same industry. This financial ratio can even become more useful when comparing it to the industry average or other marks like return or historical performance. Investors may feel more comfortable picking shares to add to the portfolio after thoroughly combing through the fundamentals. EPS is an important metric used to determine the common shareholder’s portion of the company’s profit. Earnings per share measures each common share’s profit allocation in relation to the company’s total profit. 

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Ameresco Inc (AMRC) boasts a market cap of 764m and last touched 16.32 on a recent bid.  Shares moved -1.03% or -0.17 in the most recent session on dollar volume of 2251556.

A highly common way to study stocks is through fundamental analysis. Investors examining the fundamentals may be analyzing the underlying factors that can affect the performance of a particular company. When focusing in on a specific company, investors will look at company management, financial information, business prospects, and industry competition. The goal of digging into the numbers is often times a way to calculate the current value of a company and try to gauge the value into the future. Zooming in on the vital statistics of a company can help provide a glimpse of the company’s overall health. 

F Score & Beneish

Ameresco Inc (AMRC) has been given an F-Score of 2.00. The F-Score is a financial score that is used to screen for  high quality stocks, in terms of their fundamental value, based on nine financial parameters. The parameters are related mainly to profitability, leverage, liquidity, and overall operating efficiency of the firm. The score was created by Joseph Piotroski, a professor of accounting at the University of Chicago, after whom it is named. As the F-score measures the financial health of a company, stocks with a high F-score of 7 to 9 are considered to be safer and better investments than those with lower scores.  Stocks with scores under 5 would be considered avoidable using this method.

Ameresco Inc has a Beneish M-Score of -2.17.  The M-Score is a sophisticated calculation used to determine the probability of a firm manipulating their financial reports.  In short, a number greater than -1.78 is bad, smaller than -1.78 is good.

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