Accenture plc (ACN) Analysts See $1.71 EPS

May 27, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 46 investors sold Accenture plc shares while 393 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 300 raised stakes. 456.89 million shares or 1.00% less from 461.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
The Ontario – Canada-based Highstreet Asset Mngmt has invested 0.06% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Beck Capital Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 0.24% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Old Point Trust And Financial Svcs N A reported 43,955 shares stake. California-based First Foundation Advsrs has invested 0.04% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Headinvest Limited Liability Co accumulated 42,935 shares or 2.03% of the stock. Jane Street Grp Inc Lc holds 10,284 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Valley Natl Advisers Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Price T Rowe Assocs Md invested in 3.87 million shares or 0.1% of the stock. Woodley Farra Manion, a Indiana-based fund reported 248,820 shares. Sit Investment owns 158,505 shares. Professional Advisory Ser has invested 3.24% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Reilly Financial Advisors Ltd Com has invested 1.81% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Amer Century invested in 0% or 29,748 shares. St Germain D J Inc stated it has 1,658 shares. Amalgamated Bankshares invested in 81,950 shares or 0.34% of the stock.

Analysts expect Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) to report $1.71 EPS on June, 28.They anticipate $0.19 EPS change or 12.50 % from last quarter’s $1.52 EPS. ACN’s profit would be $1.10 billion giving it 22.81 P/E if the $1.71 EPS is correct. After having $1.58 EPS previously, Accenture plc’s analysts see 8.23 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $155.99. About 1.31M shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 24.68% since May 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.13% the S&P500.

Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering Accenture (NYSE:ACN), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Accenture had 26 analyst reports since December 4, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, February 5 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Friday, December 22 by Pivotal Research. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, December 22. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, December 22 by Cantor Fitzgerald. SunTrust maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Thursday, December 21. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $164.0 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Hold” rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, March 20. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, March 23 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, December 21.

Accenture plc provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing services worldwide. The company has market cap of $100.32 billion. The Company’s Communications, Media & Technology segment provides professional services that help clients accelerate and deliver digital transformation, and enhance business results through industry-specific solutions; and serves clients in communications, electronics, high technology, media, and entertainment industries. It has a 27.41 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Financial Services segment offers services that help clients enhance cost efficiency, grow their customer base, manage risk, and transform their operations; and serves clients in banking, capital markets, and insurance industries.

More notable recent Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Accenture Commits US$200 Million to Education, Training and Skills Initiatives Over Next Three Years to Equip …” on May 23, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Accenture (ACN) Announces Acquisition of HO Communication” published on May 23, 2018, Multichannel.com published: “Accenture Provides Video Platform for Turner’s OTT products” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Accenture (ACN) Announces Acquisition of Certus Solutions” published on April 30, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Buy Accenture” with publication date: May 07, 2018.

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