Accenture Plc (ACN) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts

During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.58 earnings per share. Trust Division who had been investing in Accenture Plc Ie Ireland for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $98.74 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $158.9. About 2.05 million shares traded or 9.90% up from the average. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) has risen 10.51% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.88% the S&P500. Franklin Resources Inc sold 73,567 shares as Ebay Inc (EBAY)'s stock rose 0.21%. Wealthfront has 21,204 shares. "Nonetheless, Accenture's announcement of creating new jobs and investment plan of $1.4 billion for in the US may dent its bottom-line results in our opinion".

The stock increased 0.80% or $1.36 during the last trading session, reaching $171.64. Sirios Mngmt Limited Partnership owns 1.35% invested in OM Asset Management plc (NYSE:OMAM) for 1.73M shares. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 112 investors sold GE shares while 818 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. Magnetar Ltd stated it has 7,918 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. The institutional investor owned 45,564 shares of the information technology services provider's stock after purchasing an additional 4,423 shares during the period. Fjarde Ap owns 147,729 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. Dreman Value L L C has invested 0% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. Punch And Associate Mgmt holds 36,565 shares or 0.44% of its portfolio. Valley Natl Advisers reported 0.01% stake. OH lifted its stake in shares of Accenture by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Accenture by 23.4% during the 2nd quarter. Finally, Retirement Systems of Alabama increased its holdings in shares of Accenture by 0.3% in the second quarter. Appleton Prns Ma holds 29,879 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has 17,390 shares. About 1.81 million shares traded. Forte Cap Limited Liability Company Adv, a New York-based fund reported 60,110 shares.

Laurel Grove Capital Llc increased Henry Schein Inc (NASDAQ:HSIC) stake by 8,800 shares to 12,350 valued at $1.01M in 2017Q3. (NASDAQ:URBN) earned "Buy" rating by Buckingham Research on Tuesday, November 14. On Wednesday, August 9 the insider Comstock Elizabeth J sold $633,375. The company was upgraded on Monday, September 26 by Societe Generale. The stock has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, May 31. Therefore 39% are positive. Amazon.com had 245 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, June 16 by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, December 22. Shore Capital maintained it with "Buy" rating and GBX 607 target in Monday, January 25 report. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Friday, September 11 by Susquehanna. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 26 by TheStreet. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of EBAY in report on Thursday, August 17 with "Hold" rating.

Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 54% are positive. Accenture Plc had 88 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, December 22 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal Weight". Citigroup maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Monday, March 28. The stock has a market capitalization of $101,860.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.17, a PEG ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 1.08. (NASDAQ:URBN), 14 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 19 Hold. Berenberg Bank reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $160.00 price target on shares of Accenture in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Bank of America initiated the shares of ACN in report on Tuesday, September 12 with "Buy" rating. The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Friday, October 14 by RBC Capital Markets.


William Blair also issued estimates for Accenture's Q3 2018 earnings at $1.69 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.66 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $6.66 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.72 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.84 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.88 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $7.30 EPS. The information technology services provider reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.67 by $0.12. It is negative, as 40 investors sold Accenture plc shares while 370 reduced holdings.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.58 earnings per share. Eagle Ridge Investment Management acquired a new position in Accenture during the third quarter worth $359,000. Cwm Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 800 shares. Moreover, Pnc Fin Service Gp Inc has 0.02% invested in eBay Inc. Campbell Newman Asset Management accumulated 80,024 shares. Bremer Tru National Association owns 0.09% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 2,322 shares. Jassy Andrew R sold 1,985 shares worth $1.96M. Grimes &, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 65,233 shares. Cetera Advisors Ltd Llc stated it has 0.06% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN).

Shares of Accenture (NYSE:ACN) opened at $160.11 on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs has invested 0.01% in OM Asset Management plc (NYSE:OMAM). West Oak Capital Limited Company holds 1.28% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 15,957 shares. Laurion Capital Limited Partnership reported 0% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). 61,511 are owned by Mcrae Cap. Axa has 0.09% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA).

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