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NYSE:ACN

Accenture Stock Forecast, Price & News

$254.77
-3.17 (-1.23 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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50-Day Range
$243.75
MA: $256.32
$266.25
52-Week Range
$137.15
Now: $254.77
$271.18
Volume238,672 shs
Average Volume1.91 million shs
Market Capitalization$167.86 billion
P/E Ratio31.38
Dividend Yield1.38%
Beta1.08
Accenture plc, a professional services company, provides strategy and consulting, interactive, and technology and operations services worldwide. The company also provides outsourcing services. It serves communications, media, high tech, software, and platform companies; banking, capital market, and insurance industries; and consumer goods, retail, travel services, industrial, and life science industries, as well as clients in health, public service, chemicals and natural resources, energy, and utilities sectors. Accenture plc has alliance relationships with Adobe, Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Blue Yonder, Cisco, Dell, Google, HPE, IBM RedHat, Microsoft, Oracle, Pegasystems, Salesforce, SAP, ServiceNow, VMWare, Workday, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, CNH Industrial, and Reactive Technologies. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.
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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

1.98 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

30th out of 442 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

14th out of 192 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryIT Consulting & Other Services
CUSIPG1151C10
Phone353-1646-2000
Employees506,000
Year FoundedN/A

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$44.33 billion
Cash Flow$10.57 per share
Book Value$27.57 per share

Profitability

Net Income$5.11 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$167.86 billion
Next Earnings Date3/18/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$254.77
-3.17 (-1.23 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Accenture's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Accenture's stock was trading at $165.11 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, ACN shares have increased by 54.3% and is now trading at $254.77.
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Is Accenture a buy right now?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Accenture in the last twelve months. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Accenture stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Accenture?

Wall Street analysts have given Accenture a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Accenture wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Julie Sweet's approval rating as Accenture's CEO?

555 employees have rated Accenture CEO Julie Sweet on Glassdoor.com. Julie Sweet has an approval rating of 86% among Accenture's employees.

When is Accenture's next earnings date?

Accenture is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 18th 2021.
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How were Accenture's earnings last quarter?

Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December, 16th. The information technology services provider reported $2.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.05 by $0.12. The information technology services provider had revenue of $11.76 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.36 billion. Accenture had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 29.32% and a net margin of 11.74%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.09 EPS.
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How often does Accenture pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Accenture?

Accenture announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 14th will be given a dividend of $0.88 per share on Friday, February 12th. This represents a $3.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 13th.
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Is Accenture a good dividend stock?

Accenture pays an annual dividend of $3.52 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.38%. Accenture does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Accenture is 47.18%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Accenture will have a dividend payout ratio of 39.11% next year. This indicates that Accenture will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Accenture issued on next quarter's earnings?

Accenture issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Thursday, December, 17th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $8.02-8.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $8.03.

What price target have analysts set for ACN?

22 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Accenture's shares. Their forecasts range from $200.00 to $303.00. On average, they expect Accenture's share price to reach $251.42 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.3%.
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Are investors shorting Accenture?

Accenture saw a decrease in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 4,230,000 shares, a decrease of 17.5% from the December 15th total of 5,130,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,040,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days.
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Who are some of Accenture's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Accenture own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Accenture investors own include CA (CA), Endologix (ELGX), BlackRock (BLK), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Hawkins (HWKN), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW), Micron Technology (MU), Athabasca Oil Co. (ATH.TO) (ATH), Honeywell International (HON) and Zoetis (ZTS).

Who are Accenture's key executives?

Accenture's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David P. Rowland, Exec. Chairman & Advisor to CEO (Age 60, Pay $2.96M)
  • Ms. Julie T. Spellman Sweet, CEO & Director (Age 54, Pay $5.4M)
  • Ms. Kathleen R. McClure, Chief Financial Officer (Age 56, Pay $2.47M)
  • Mr. Gianfranco Casati, Chief Exec. Officer of Growth Markets (Age 62, Pay $3.11M)
  • Mr. Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Chief Exec. Officer of Europe (Age 59, Pay $2.66M)
  • Mr. Johan G. Deblaere, Chief Operating Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Richard P. Clark, Chief Accounting Officer & Corp. Controller (Age 60)
  • Mr. Paul R. Daugherty, Group Chief Exec. of Technology & CTO (Age 57)
  • Angie Park, Managing Director & Head of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Joel F. Unruch, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 43)

What is Accenture's stock symbol?

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

Who are Accenture's major shareholders?

Accenture's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Pendal Group Limited (0.30%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.09%), Bartlett & Co. LLC (0.04%), Huntington National Bank (0.04%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.04%) and Donaldson Capital Management LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own Accenture stock include Chad T Jerdee, Daniel T London, David Rowland, Ellyn Shook, Gianfranco Casati, James O Etheredge, Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Joel Unruch, Johan Deblaere, John F Walsh, Julie Spellman Sweet, Kathleen R Mcclure, Paula A Price, Plc Accenture, Richard Lumb, Richard P Clark, 'T Noordende Alexander M Van and Venkata S M Renduchintala.
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Which institutional investors are selling Accenture stock?

ACN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, Pendal Group Limited, Hexavest Inc., Windward Capital Management Co. CA, Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., Transform Wealth LLC, Waverton Investment Management Ltd, and Avantax Advisory Services Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Accenture company stock in the last year include David Rowland, Ellyn Shook, Gianfranco Casati, James O Etheredge, Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Joel Unruch, Johan Deblaere, Julie Spellman Sweet, Kathleen R Mcclure, Plc Accenture, Richard P Clark, and Venkata S M Renduchintala.
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Which institutional investors are buying Accenture stock?

ACN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pacer Advisors Inc., Kestra Advisory Services LLC, Cadinha & Co. LLC, Park National Corp OH, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Welch & Forbes LLC, Boston Trust Walden Corp, and Nwam LLC.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Accenture's stock price today?

One share of ACN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $254.77.

How big of a company is Accenture?

Accenture has a market capitalization of $167.86 billion and generates $44.33 billion in revenue each year. The information technology services provider earns $5.11 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.46 on an earnings per share basis. Accenture employs 506,000 workers across the globe.

What is Accenture's official website?

The official website for Accenture is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/25/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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