Brokerages Expect Accenture Plc (ACN) to Announce $1.71 Earnings Per Share

Lloyd Doyle
April 16, 2018

Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 6,977,987 shares of the information technology services provider's stock valued at $1,068,260,000 after purchasing an additional 2,450,772 shares in the last quarter. King Luther Cap Corp reported 184,832 shs.

The stock as of last trading session moved 30.75% up from its 52 week low and was -9.33% behind its 52 week high. The investment professionals in our partner's database now have: 45.70 million shares, up from 44.69 million shares in 2017Q3. The company's stock declined 3.27% with the market as Northeast Investment Management bought 32,839 shares. It has outperformed by 13.13% the S&P500.

Oakbrook Investments Llc decreased its stake in Fidelity National Information (FIS) by 47.78% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 111,825 shares of company stock worth $17,162,566. The institutional investor held 332,207 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $50.86 million, down from 337,443 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 2.77% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $29.8. In general, traders ca boost the responsiveness of a moving average by decreasing the period and smooth out movements by increasing the period. American Campus Communities, Inc. It has underperformed by 33.26% the S&P500. It also reduced its holding in Kellogg Co (NYSE:K) by 14,746 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 12,856 shares, and cut its stake in Home Depot (NYSE:HD). The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 1 by Robert W. Baird. Therefore 58% are positive. Green Square Cap Lc has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). On Monday, April 2 the firm earned "Buy" rating by Wedbush. As per Tuesday, October 24, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. First Personal Fincl Services stated it has 1.8% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Neutral" on Tuesday, March 20. Cowen & Co maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) on Tuesday, May 31 with "Outperform" rating. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 21. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $160.75. The firm has "Buy" rating by Nomura given on Wednesday, March 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Strong Sell. Investors might also notice that two months ago the Buy recommendations (1) outnumbered Sell recommendations (0). It worsened, as 46 investors sold ACN shares while 393 reduced holdings. 108 funds amassed positions and 300 increased positions.

Shifting the focus to some earnings data, we have noted that the current quarter EPS consensus estimate for Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN) is 1.71. 996 were reported by Monroe Financial Bank Tru Mi. Blair William And Il holds 0.57% or 549,287 shares in its portfolio. Weatherly Asset Mngmt LP owns 5,817 shs. Winfield Assocs Inc invested in 0.02% or 296 shares. Park Circle Company reported 200 shares. 2,405 are held by Pacific Investment Management Com. (NYSE:FIS). Jennison Assocs Ltd invested in 0.09% or 992,922 shares. Bancshares invested 0.56% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). 22,500 were accumulated by Reliant Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Company. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 1.02M shares. Advsr Asset Management accumulated 103,560 shares. Warren Averett Asset Mgmt Llc stated it has 0.04% of its capital in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Therefore 79% are positive. American Campus Communities had 55 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equalweight" on Thursday, July 7. Windward Capital Management Company bought 4,455 shares as the company's stock declined 3.27% with the market.


In related news, insider Daniel T. London sold 5,549 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 23rd. Its EPS was $-3.75 while outstanding shares of the company were 510.19M. (NYSE:FIS) on Wednesday, December 2 to "Overweight" rating. The firm earned "Long-Term Buy" rating on Thursday, February 22 by Hilliard Lyons. Wedbush maintained the shares of ACN in report on Monday, April 2 with "Buy" rating. Sandler O'Neill downgraded American Campus Communities, Inc.

The price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio) is a stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio divided by the growth rate of its earnings for a specified time period.

Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (AGIO) investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.19, from 0.69 in 2017Q3. Moors Cabot invested in 0.91% or 394,367 shares. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Nuwave Inv Management Limited Liability Corporation reported 20 shares stake.

Investigating the productivity proportions of Noble Energy, Inc., (NYSE: NBL) stock, the speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at -11.7%, -5.2% and 40.7%, individually. The 14-day RSI is now sitting at 45.46, the 7-day is at 48.28, and the 3-day is spotted at 54.53 for Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). (NYSE:FIS) for 412 shares. Maryland Capital stated it has 3,100 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Oppenheimer Com Incorporated reported 18,430 shares. Valmark Advisers owns 7,452 shares. Honeywell Int owns 48,769 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Invesco Limited holds 0.08% or 5.26M shares in its portfolio. Mycio Wealth Prtnrs Ltd Llc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 3,519 shares. Wesbanco Bancorp holds 0.17% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) or 16,580 shares. Tcw Grp invested in 192,495 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Massachusetts Services Communications Ma reported 41.01 million shs.

Presima Inc, which manages about $1.11B and $775.98 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Simon Ppty Group Inc New (NYSE:SPG) by 106,900 shares to 396,900 shares, valued at $68.16 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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