NYSE:ACN - Accenture Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$157.45 -1.80 (-1.13 %)
(As of 12/10/2018 04:34 AM ET)
Previous Close$157.45
Today's Range$156.24 - $160.78
52-Week Range$146.05 - $175.64
Volume2.95 million shs
Average Volume2.43 million shs
Market Capitalization$104.59 billion
P/E Ratio23.36
Dividend Yield1.85%
Accenture plc provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing services in Ireland and internationally. Its Communications, Media & Technology segment provides professional services that help clients accelerate and deliver digital transformation, develop industry-specific solutions, and enhance efficiencies and business results for communications, media, high tech, software, and platform companies. 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 for 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 for 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 in chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, and utilities and related industries to develop and implement strategies, improve operations, manage complex change initiatives, and integrate digital technologies. Accenture plc has a strategic alliance with Quantexa. Accenture plc was founded in 1989 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryIT Consulting & Other Services
SectorBusiness Services
Current SymbolNYSE:ACN
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.34
Quick Ratio1.34


Trailing P/E Ratio23.36
Forward P/E Ratio21.84
P/E Growth2.11

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$41.60 billion
Price / Sales2.51
Cash Flow$8.2048 per share
Price / Cash Flow19.19
Book Value$16.76 per share
Price / Book9.39


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.74
Net Income$4.06 billion
Net Margins9.76%
Return on Equity41.92%
Return on Assets18.41%


Outstanding Shares664,250,000
Market Cap$104.59 billion

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 announced a semiannual dividend on Monday, October 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, October 18th will be given a dividend of $1.46 per share on Thursday, November 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 17th. This is a boost from Accenture's previous semiannual dividend of $1.21. View Accenture's Dividend History.

How were Accenture's earnings last quarter?

Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September, 27th. The information technology services provider reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.56 by $0.02. The information technology services provider had revenue of $10.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $10.01 billion. Accenture had a return on equity of 41.92% and a net margin of 9.76%. Accenture's quarterly revenue was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.48 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, December 20th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Accenture.

How can I listen to Accenture's earnings call?

Accenture will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, December 20th at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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

Accenture updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, September, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.98-7.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $7.28. The company issued revenue guidance of +5-8% to ~$41.6-42.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $42.11 billion.

What price target have analysts set for ACN?

23 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Accenture's stock. Their predictions range from $140.00 to $200.00. On average, they anticipate Accenture's stock price to reach $177.0714 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Accenture.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Accenture?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Accenture in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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 has been steadily gaining traction in its outsourcing business. Acquisitions have been a key growth catalyst which are expected to contribute significantly to the company's revenue stream. Accenture has been strategically enhancing its cloud and digital marketing suite through acquisitions and partnerships. The company’s strong operating cash flow has helped it reward its shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases. The company’s shares outperformed the industry it belongs to in the past six months. Despite such tailwinds, Accenture faces stiff competition from strong companies like Genpact Limited, Cognizant Technology Solutions and Infosys. This leads to increasing pricing pressure for the company. Buyout-related integration risks can impact the company’s organic growth. Global presence exposes Accenture to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations." (12/4/2018)
  • 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)

Has Accenture been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about ACN stock has trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Accenture earned a news impact score of 2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the information technology services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Accenture's key competitors?

Who are Accenture's key executives?

Accenture's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Pierre Nanterme, Chairman & CEO (Age 59)
  • Mr. David P. Rowland, Chief Financial Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Gianfranco Casati, Group Chief Exec. of Growth Markets (Age 59)
  • Mr. Alexander M. van't Noordende, Group Chief Exec. of Products Operating Group (Age 55)
  • Ms. Julie T. Spellman Sweet, Chief Exec. of North America (Age 51)

Who are Accenture's major shareholders?

Accenture's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.02%), BlackRock Inc. (6.41%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (5.32%), Capital Research Global Investors (2.69%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.54%) and Morgan Stanley (1.47%). Company insiders that own Accenture stock include Arun Sarin, 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Morgan Stanley, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Glenmede Trust Co. NA, Independent Franchise Partners LLP, Findlay Park Partners LLP and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Accenture company stock in the last year include Arun Sarin, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Capital World Investors, Nordea Investment Management AB, Rehmann Capital Advisory Group, Vanguard Group Inc., Capital International Investors, Pictet Asset Management Ltd. and Hexavest Inc.. 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 $157.45.

How big of a company is Accenture?

Accenture has a market capitalization of $104.59 billion and generates $41.60 billion in revenue each year. The information technology services provider earns $4.06 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.74 on an earnings per share basis. Accenture employs 459,000 workers across the globe.

What is Accenture's official website?

The official website for Accenture is http://www.accenture.com.

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 (NYSE ACN)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  711 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  606 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,317
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Accenture and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ACN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ACN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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