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Accenture Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:ACN)

$185.50
+0.53 (+0.29 %)
(As of 10/14/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$184.22
Now: $185.50
$186.33
50-Day Range
$183.14
MA: $192.47
$202.62
52-Week Range
$132.63
Now: $185.50
$202.80
Volume1.33 million shs
Average Volume1.91 million shs
Market Capitalization$124.65 billion
P/E Ratio25.20
Dividend Yield1.58%
Beta1.04
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$43.22 billion
Cash Flow$8.52 per share
Book Value$22.07 per share

Profitability

Net Income$4.78 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees459,000
Market Cap$124.65 billion
Next Earnings Date12/19/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.80 per share on Friday, November 15th. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 16th. View Accenture's Dividend History.

How were Accenture's earnings last quarter?

Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September, 26th. The information technology services provider reported $1.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.71 by $0.03. The information technology services provider had revenue of $11.06 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.07 billion. Accenture had a return on equity of 34.30% and a net margin of 11.06%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.58 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 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Accenture.

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

Accenture issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, September, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $7.62-7.84 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $7.96. The company issued revenue guidance of +5-8% to $45.4-46.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $46.12 billion.

What price target have analysts set for ACN?

20 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Accenture's shares. Their predictions range from $180.00 to $228.00. On average, they expect Accenture's stock price to reach $202.68 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Accenture.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Accenture?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Accenture in the last year. There are currently 6 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 and consulting businesses. The company has been strategically enhancing its cloud and digital marketing suite through acquisitions and partnerships, thereby affecting its share price, which has outperformed its industry in the past year.. The company’s strong operating cash flow has helped it reward its shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases, and pursue opportunities in areas that show true potential. Accenture is currently a global leader in the Salesforce implementation service space. However, Accenture continues to face pricing pressure due to significant competition from strong companies like Genpact, Cognizant and Infosys. Global presence exposes Accenture to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. Buyout-related integration risks is a concern." (9/9/2019)
  • 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?

News coverage about ACN stock has been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Accenture earned a media sentiment score of -2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the information technology services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Accenture.

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), Hawkins (HWKN), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW), Athabasca Oil (ATH), Micron Technology (MU), Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (OZM) and AutoZone (AZO).

Who are Accenture's key executives?

Accenture's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David P. Rowland, Interim CEO & Director (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)
  • Ms. Kathleen R. McClure, Chief Financial Officer (Age 53)

Who are Accenture's major shareholders?

Accenture's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Hexavest Inc. (0.05%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc. (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Pennsylvania Trust Co (0.02%) and Chesley Taft & Associates LLC (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, Paula A Price, Pierre Nanterme, Richard Lumb, Richard P Clark 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 Hexavest Inc., Artemis Investment Management LLP, Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc., Diversified Trust Co, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., Camden National Bank, OmniStar Financial Group Inc. and Bath Savings Trust Co. Company insiders that have sold Accenture company stock in the last year include Chad T Jerdee, Daniel T London, David Rowland, Ellyn Shook, Gianfranco Casati, Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Johan Deblaere, Paula A Price, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Decatur Capital Management Inc., Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA, American National Bank, Northside Capital Management LLC, Welch & Forbes LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co and Cerebellum GP LLC. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Accenture's stock price today?

One share of ACN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $185.50.

How big of a company is Accenture?

Accenture has a market capitalization of $124.65 billion and generates $43.22 billion in revenue each year. The information technology services provider earns $4.78 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.36 on an earnings per share basis. Accenture employs 459,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Accenture.

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:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  895 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  678 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,573
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This page was last updated on 10/14/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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