Accenture (ACN) Given New $152.00 Price Target at Barclays

Accenture Plc Bullish Trend

Credit Suisse AG now owns 1,326,717 shares of the information technology services provider's stock valued at $159,047,000 after acquiring an additional 199,275 shares in the last quarter. Markel Corp who had been investing in Accenture for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $94.85 billion market cap company. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 48,468,073 shares of the information technology services provider's stock worth $5,994,531,000 after buying an additional 1,088,676 shares in the last quarter. About 2.43 million shares traded.

Accenture plc ACN began its day with a share price of $151.75. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Insiders sold a total of 83,325 shares of company stock valued at $11,479,125 over the last quarter.

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Lee Danner & Bass Inc decreased Accenture Ltd (ACN) stake by 1.83% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The company has a market cap of $100,148.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.68, a P/E/G ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 1.08. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $154.46. About 220,714 shares traded. (HASI) has risen 9.55% since December 21, 2016 and is uptrending. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, June 9 by Citigroup. Lamb Weston had 4 analyst reports since November 16, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equal-Weight" on Friday, September 22. They issued a "buy" rating and a $165.00 price objective for the company. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equalweight" on Thursday, July 7. The stock has "Hold" rating by Gabelli on Monday, March 7. Equities research analysts anticipate that Accenture PLC will post $5.90 earnings per share for the current year. PEB's profit will be $29.75 million for 22.09 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. It also increased its holding in Ashland Global by 205,549 shares in the quarter, for a total of 369,502 shares, and has risen its stake in Priceline Grp (NASDAQ:PCLN). The information technology services provider reported $1.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.67 by $0.12. Its up 6.38% from 714,400 shares previously. 30 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes.

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 21st. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 44,423 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,329,427.31. (NASDAQ:PLXS). 53,745 were accumulated by California State Teachers Retirement Systems. Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership reported 14,418 shares. Capital International Investors raised its holdings in Accenture by 89.1% during the third quarter. Provident Trust holds 6.97% or 1.16M shares. 212,683 were accumulated by Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Com. Insiders have sold 72,457 shares of company stock worth $8,895,106 over the last ninety days. Amalgamated Bancshares, New York-based fund reported 74,776 shares. (NASDAQ:GILD). St Germain D J Commerce Inc holds 0.04% or 3,993 shares in its portfolio.

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Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $580,598 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 40 investors sold ACN shares while 370 reduced holdings. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $1.58 earnings per share. Nomura has 43,593 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Exane Derivatives owns 343 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ci Invests Inc reported 46,235 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Baker Boyer National Bank & Trust stated it has 0.7% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). West Oak Limited Liability Company accumulated 15,957 shares. Advisors Limited Llc reported 515 shares. Beck Mack Oliver has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Nbt Bank N A acquired 4,274 shares as Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD)'s stock declined 8.05%. Silvercrest Asset Group Ltd Com has invested 0.08% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Volume is the basic fuel of the market since stocks move up or down in price only when shares are trading hands. Los Angeles & Equity owns 709,513 shares for 0.55% of their portfolio. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 222,362 shares in the company, valued at $27,354,973.24.

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Sell side analysts plays vital role in buying and selling a stock where 7 analysts rated Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) as Buy, 0 analysts given Outperform signal, 3 reported Hold, and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Therefore 54% are positive. Stellar Management Limited reported 1.93% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of Accenture in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Barclays Capital maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Monday, March 28. The stock has "Hold" rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, December 4. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 8 by Argus Research. The firm has "Sell" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, June 23. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, May 31 with "Outperform". Also, CFO David Rowland sold 3,702 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The company was initiated on Friday, February 19 by Cowen & Co.


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