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

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$147.88 +0.99 (+0.67 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$146.89
Today's Range$147.72 - $149.46
52-Week Range$132.63 - $175.64
Volume2.64 million shs
Average Volume2.16 million shs
Market Capitalization$96.27 billion
P/E Ratio21.94
Dividend Yield1.99%
Beta1.1
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

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

Debt

Current Ratio1.33
Quick Ratio1.33

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$41.60 billion
Price / Sales2.36
Cash Flow$8.3737 per share
Price / Cash Flow17.66
Book Value$19.66 per share
Price / Book7.52

Profitability

Net Income$4.06 billion
Net Margins9.99%
Return on Assets18.34%

Miscellaneous

Employees459,000
Market Cap$96.27 billion
OptionableOptionable

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. Stockholders 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 is Wednesday, October 17th. This is a positive change 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) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December, 20th. The information technology services provider reported $1.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.84 by $0.12. The information technology services provider earned $10.61 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.54 billion. Accenture had a net margin of 9.99% and a return on equity of 40.31%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.79 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, March 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Accenture.

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

Accenture updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, December, 20th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.01-7.25 for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $41.95-42.74 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $42.95 billion.Accenture also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $7.01-7.25 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for ACN?

22 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Accenture's shares. Their forecasts range from $143.07 to $200.00. On average, they anticipate Accenture's stock price to reach $173.7414 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Accenture.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Accenture?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Accenture in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 16 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, 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.The company’s shares underperformed the industry it belongs to in the past year." (12/14/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ": We maintain our Overweight rating on Accenture and our PT of $193. The company, in our view, is positioned to continue to post solid growth in Digital services, an important contributor to aggregate growth. The “New” includes Digital plus Cloud and Security and has been growing by close to 30% annually to over half of revenues. The prior period (4QFY18) saw double-digit constant currency (cc) growth for the fourth quarter in a row, with strength in the Tech vertical and across all verticals. Investor focus for the quarter will be on FY19 guidance updates and recent acquisitions." (12/13/2018)

Has Accenture been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about ACN stock have trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Accenture earned a media sentiment score of -1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media 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 effect on the company's share price in the near 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 60)
  • Mr. David P. Rowland, Chief Financial Officer (Age 58)
  • Mr. Gianfranco Casati, Group Chief Exec. of Growth Markets (Age 60)
  • Mr. Alexander M. van't Noordende, Group Chief Exec. of Products Operating Group (Age 56)
  • Ms. Julie T. Spellman Sweet, Chief Exec. of North America (Age 52)

Who are Accenture's major shareholders?

Accenture's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Hexavest Inc. (0.09%), Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC (0.06%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.06%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.04%), Windward Capital Management Co. CA (0.02%) and Saratoga Research & Investment Management (0.02%). 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 Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Sit Investment Associates Inc., Virtu Financial LLC, Saratoga Research & Investment Management, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and Legacy Private Trust Co.. 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 Hexavest Inc., Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC, Vigilant Capital Management LLC, TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Confluence Investment Management LLC, Bristol Advisors LLC and Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL. 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 $147.88.

How big of a company is Accenture?

Accenture has a market capitalization of $96.27 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:  732 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  618 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,350
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This page was last updated on 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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