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

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$159.8350 -1.61 (-1.00 %)
(As of 11/14/2018 02:30 PM ET)
Previous Close$161.45
Today's Range$159.3750 - $163.40
52-Week Range$142.77 - $175.64
Volume1.66 million shs
Average Volume2.14 million shs
Market Capitalization$107.90 billion
P/E Ratio23.71
Dividend Yield1.80%
Accenture 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

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 Ratio23.71
Forward P/E Ratio22.17
P/E Growth2.18

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$41.60 billion
Price / Sales2.55
Cash Flow$8.0725 per share
Price / Cash19.80
Book Value$16.76 per share
Price / Book9.54


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$107.90 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 paid 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 an increase 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 results on Thursday, September, 27th. The information technology services provider reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.02. The information technology services provider earned $10.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $10.01 billion. Accenture had a net margin of 9.76% and a return on equity of 41.92%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.48 EPS. 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 issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, September, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.98-7.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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?

24 analysts have issued 12-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 $176.3864 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Accenture.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Accenture?

24 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Accenture in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 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. Despite such tailwinds, shares of Accenture have underperformed the industry it belongs to in the past year.  The company faces competition from strong companies like Genpact Limited, Cognizant Technology Solutions and Infosys. Buyout-related integration risks can impact the company’s organic growth. Global presence exposes Accenture to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. " (9/25/2018)
  • 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)

Has Accenture been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about ACN stock has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Accenture earned a coverage optimism score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the information technology services provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company'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 (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 BlackRock Inc. (6.41%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (5.32%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.54%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.00%), WCM Investment Management CA (0.88%) and Polen Capital Management LLC (0.78%). 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 major 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, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Independent Franchise Partners LLP, Findlay Park Partners LLP, BlackRock Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Fiduciary Management Inc. WI and Allianz Asset Management GmbH. 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 major investors are buying Accenture stock?

ACN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Hexavest Inc., Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Renaissance Technologies LLC, WCM Investment Management CA and Schroder Investment Management Group. 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 $160.43.

How big of a company is Accenture?

Accenture has a market capitalization of $107.90 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:  700 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  600 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,300
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 11/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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