Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) insider Ellyn Shook sold 4,375 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $159.25, for a total value of $696,718.75. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 41,595 shares in the company, valued at $6,624,003.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Ellyn Shook also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, October 23rd, Ellyn Shook sold 4,375 shares of Accenture stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $139.81, for a total value of $611,668.75.

Accenture Plc (NYSE ACN) traded up $2.25 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $160.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,084,872 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,120,000. Accenture Plc has a 1-year low of $112.31 and a 1-year high of $160.63. The stock has a market cap of $102,710.00, a PE ratio of 28.41, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 1.08.

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 21st. The information technology services provider reported $1.79 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.67 by $0.12. Accenture had a return on equity of 41.79% and a net margin of 9.43%. The business had revenue of $9.52 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.25 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.58 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Accenture Plc will post 6.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ACN has been the topic of several recent research reports. Cowen set a $150.00 price objective on Accenture and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price objective on shares of Accenture in a research report on Sunday, October 1st. Susquehanna Bancshares reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $145.00 price objective on shares of Accenture in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Pivotal Research set a $180.00 target price on Accenture and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 28th. Finally, Barclays increased their target price on Accenture from $124.00 to $135.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Accenture has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $156.57.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Accenture by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 48,468,073 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $5,994,531,000 after purchasing an additional 1,088,676 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Accenture by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 40,659,545 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $5,028,772,000 after purchasing an additional 1,196,578 shares during the period. Capital Research Global Investors lifted its stake in shares of Accenture by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 28,501,643 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $3,525,083,000 after purchasing an additional 605,156 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in shares of Accenture by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 9,476,570 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $1,172,063,000 after purchasing an additional 70,740 shares during the period. Finally, Independent Franchise Partners LLP lifted its stake in shares of Accenture by 3.7% in the 3rd quarter. Independent Franchise Partners LLP now owns 6,293,362 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $850,044,000 after purchasing an additional 222,828 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.28% of the company’s stock.

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Accenture Company Profile

Accenture plc is a professional services company serving clients in various industries and in geographic regions, including North America, Europe and Growth Markets. The Company provides management and technology consulting services. Its segments include Communications, Media and Technology; Financial Services; Health and Public Service; Products, and Resources.

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