NYSE:ACN - Accenture Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$161.77 -1.54 (-0.94 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$161.77
Today's Range$161.6601 - $163.37
52-Week Range$119.10 - $165.58
Volume2.03 million shs
Average Volume2.26 million shs
Market Capitalization$103.47 billion
P/E Ratio27.37
Dividend Yield1.63%
Beta1.03
Accenture logoAccenture plc provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing services worldwide. Its Communications, Media & Technology segment provides professional services that help clients accelerate and deliver digital transformation, and enhance business results through industry-specific solutions for communications, media, and high tech industries, as well as for software platforms. The company's Financial Services segment offers services that address profitability pressures, industry consolidation, regulatory changes, and the need to continually adapt to new digital technologies. This segment serves clients in banking, capital markets, and insurance industries. Its Health & Public Service segment provides research-based insights and offerings, including consulting services and digital solutions to help clients deliver social, economic, and health outcomes. This segment serves healthcare payers and providers, as well as government departments and agencies, public service organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. The company's Products segment helps clients enhance their performance in distribution, sales, and marketing; in research and development, and manufacturing; and in business functions, such as finance, human resources, procurement, and supply chain. This segment serves clients in consumer goods, retail, and travel services industries; automotive, freight and logistics, industrial and electrical equipment, consumer durable and heavy equipment, and construction and infrastructure management companies; and pharmaceutical, medical technology, and biotechnology companies. Its Resources segment enables clients to develop and implement strategies, improve operations, manage complex change initiatives, and integrate digital technologies. This segment serves clients in chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, and utilities and related industries. Accenture plc was founded in 1989 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryIT Consulting & Other Services
SectorBusiness Services
SymbolNYSE:ACN
CUSIPG1151C10
Phone353-1646-2000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.31
Quick Ratio1.31

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio27.37
Forward P/E Ratio24.18
P/E Growth2.44

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$36.77 billion
Price / Sales2.80
Cash Flow$7.1139 per share
Price / Cash22.74
Book Value$15.26 per share
Price / Book10.60

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.91
Net Income$3.45 billion
Net Margins9.18%
Return on Equity41.50%
Return on Assets17.96%

Miscellaneous

Employees425,000
Outstanding Shares635,280,000

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Accenture's stock symbol?

Accenture trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ACN."

How often does Accenture pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Accenture?

Accenture declared a Semi-Annual dividend on Thursday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 19th will be given a dividend of $1.33 per share on Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 18th. View Accenture's Dividend History.

How were Accenture's earnings last quarter?

Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 22nd. The information technology services provider reported $1.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.09. The information technology services provider earned $9.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.31 billion. Accenture had a return on equity of 41.50% and a net margin of 9.18%. The business's revenue was up 15.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.33 earnings per share. View Accenture's Earnings History.

When is Accenture's next earnings date?

Accenture is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, June, 28th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Accenture.

What guidance has Accenture issued on next quarter's earnings?

Accenture updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.61-6.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.68. The company issued revenue guidance of +7-9% to ~$37.3-38.0 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $38.39 billion.

What price target have analysts set for ACN?

23 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Accenture's stock. Their forecasts range from $140.00 to $190.00. On average, they anticipate Accenture's stock price to reach $162.75 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Accenture.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Accenture stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Accenture stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Accenture’s market share and revenues dependence on client relationships and the number of contracts it secures remains a concern. This, along with the limited scope for product differentiation, makes the renegotiation of large contracts extremely important. As a result, competition from strong companies is a constant pressure. Further, foreign currency exchange rate risks and integration risks continue to hurt the company’s prospects. Despite such headwinds, Accenture has been steadily gaining traction in its outsourcing business. Acquisitions have been a key growth catalyst. Further, the company has been strategically enhancing its cloud and digital marketing suite. Its strong operating cash flow has helped it reward its shareholders. The company has outperformed its industry in the past year." (6/20/2018)
  • 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We attended the Accenture analyst meeting, as we have in 2015, 2013 and going back to our original coverage in 2003. The meeting was overall as we expected, being that there was no change to current financial projections for FY18, and the majority of the meeting was a variety of business unit managers reviewing the company’s strategic positioning. The shares have obviously suffered post 2Q18 results when OM’s were lowered, and EPS had some tax help, but this has happened before. Our thesis remains the same, when an industry is in a phase of change and uncertainty, consultants and new solutions are needed, valued and budgeted. Thus, with Digital, cloud, IoT, RPA, AI, self-driving cars, etc., etc., this is a golden period of our new tech age and so far, has more legs than 1999, which only lasted two years. Alternatively, we are now in our 4 th year, and it seems many years to come. Granted we get it that why are OM’s then not expanding? We still believe there is more to come." (4/26/2018)
  • 3. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Digital continues to drive demand. Accenture expects $23 bn in revenues from the “New,” representing 60% of revenue in the current fiscal year (FY18, ending August 2018). We believe Digital is growing at ~25%, which means the rest of the business is contracting ~12% by our estimates. The company is using RPA to defend the core. We are moving to the next stage of Digital. Accenture approaches the Next New through its formula: vision, innovation architecture (Research/Ventures/Innovation), and eco-system. Two areas of growth in Next “New” are Blockchain and industry X.O. personalized experience." (4/25/2018)

Who are some of Accenture's key competitors?

Who are Accenture's key executives?

Accenture's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David P. Rowland, Chief Financial Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Pierre Nanterme, Chairman & CEO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Johan G. Deblaere, COO & Chief Exec. of Europe (Age 56)
  • Mr. Richard P. Clark, Chief Accounting Officer & Corp. Controller (Age 57)
  • Mr. Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer (Age 54)

Has Accenture been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about ACN stock has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Accenture earned a news sentiment score of 0.43 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the information technology services provider an impact score of 48.26 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are Accenture's major shareholders?

Accenture's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.67%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (5.94%), Northern Trust Corp (1.51%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.08%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (0.89%) and WCM Investment Management CA (0.87%). Company insiders that own Accenture stock include Chad T Jerdee, Daniel T London, David Rowland, Ellyn Shook, Gianfranco Casati, Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Johan Deblaere, Julie Spellman Sweet, Pierre Nanterme, Richard Lumb, Richard P Clark, Robert E Sell and 'T Noordende Alexander M Van. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Accenture.

Which institutional investors are selling Accenture stock?

ACN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Independent Franchise Partners LLP, Fiduciary Management Inc. WI, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Swiss National Bank, Swedbank, Prudential Financial Inc. and Envestnet Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Accenture company stock in the last year include Chad T Jerdee, Daniel T London, David Rowland, Ellyn Shook, Gianfranco Casati, Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Johan Deblaere, Julie Spellman Sweet, Pierre Nanterme, Richard Lumb, Richard P Clark and 'T Noordende Alexander M Van. View Insider Buying and Selling for Accenture.

Which institutional investors are buying Accenture stock?

ACN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Summit Trail Advisors LLC, BlackRock Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Findlay Park Partners LLP, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, WCM Investment Management CA, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. and HL Financial Services LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Accenture.

How do I buy shares of Accenture?

Shares of ACN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Accenture's stock price today?

One share of ACN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $161.77.

How big of a company is Accenture?

Accenture has a market capitalization of $103.47 billion and generates $36.77 billion in revenue each year. The information technology services provider earns $3.45 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.91 on an earnings per share basis. Accenture employs 425,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Accenture?

Accenture's mailing address is 1 GRAND CANAL SQUARE GRAND CANAL HARBOUR, DUBLIN L2, D2. The information technology services provider can be reached via phone at 353-1646-2000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Accenture (ACN)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  620 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  541 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,161
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This page was last updated on 6/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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