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Accenture Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.35 (-0.53 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $253.65
50-Day Range
MA: $255.54
52-Week Range
Now: $253.65
Volume1.92 million shs
Average Volume1.90 million shs
Market Capitalization$167.12 billion
P/E Ratio31.24
Dividend Yield1.37%
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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Overall MarketRank

2.10 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

23rd out of 359 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

12th out of 148 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryIT Consulting & Other Services



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$44.33 billion
Cash Flow$10.38 per share
Book Value$27.97 per share


Net Income$5.11 billion


Market Cap$167.12 billion
Next Earnings Date3/18/2021 (Estimated)
-1.35 (-0.53 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Accenture's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Accenture's stock was trading at $165.11 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, ACN shares have increased by 53.6% and is now trading at $253.65.
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Is Accenture a buy right now?

24 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Accenture in the last twelve months. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research 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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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) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December, 16th. The information technology services provider reported $2.17 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.05 by $0.12. The information technology services provider earned $11.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.36 billion. Accenture had a net margin of 11.74% and a return on equity of 29.32%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $2.09 earnings per share.
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How often does Accenture pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Accenture?

Accenture declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.88 per share on Friday, February 12th. This represents a $3.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 1.37%. 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 (EPS) guidance of $8.02-8.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $8.03.

What price target have analysts set for ACN?

24 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Accenture's shares. Their forecasts range from $200.00 to $303.00. On average, they anticipate Accenture's share price to reach $250.08 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.4%.
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Are investors shorting Accenture?

Accenture saw a drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 4,230,000 shares, a drop of 17.5% from the December 15th total of 5,130,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,040,000 shares, the days-to-cover 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.09%), Huntington National Bank (0.04%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.04%), Donaldson Capital Management LLC (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%) and Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc. (0.02%). 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 major investors are selling Accenture stock?

ACN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., Fulton Breakefield Broenniman LLC, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Raub Brock Capital Management LP, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., and Chesley Taft & Associates LLC. 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, John F Walsh, Julie Spellman Sweet, Kathleen R Mcclure, Plc Accenture, Richard P Clark, and Venkata S M Renduchintala.
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Which major investors are buying Accenture stock?

ACN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Park National Corp OH, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Boston Trust Walden Corp, American National Bank, City Holding Co., Huntington National Bank, Intelligence Driven Advisers LLC, and Gateway Investment Advisers 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 $253.65.

How big of a company is Accenture?

Accenture has a market capitalization of $167.12 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 1/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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