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

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

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

Accenture Plc (NYSE ACN) opened at $161.75 on Friday. Accenture Plc has a 12 month low of $112.31 and a 12 month high of $162.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $103,700.00, a PE ratio of 28.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 1.08.

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, December 21st. The information technology services provider reported $1.79 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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 company had revenue of $9.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.25 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.58 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Accenture Plc will post 6.64 earnings per share for the current year.

ACN has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of Accenture in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on Accenture from $132.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Robert W. Baird reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $148.00 price target (up previously from $142.00) on shares of Accenture in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Barclays lifted their price target on Accenture from $124.00 to $135.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of Accenture in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $156.57.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ACN. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Accenture by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC now owns 2,917 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $362,000 after buying an additional 12 shares during the last quarter. AlphaMark Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Accenture by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. AlphaMark Advisors LLC now owns 2,319 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $287,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the last quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH lifted its holdings in shares of Accenture by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH now owns 1,801 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $223,000 after buying an additional 24 shares during the last quarter. Manchester Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Accenture by 7.0% during the 2nd quarter. Manchester Capital Management LLC now owns 920 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 60 shares during the last quarter. Finally, MAI Capital Management lifted its holdings in shares of Accenture by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. MAI Capital Management now owns 14,744 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $1,824,000 after buying an additional 90 shares during the last quarter. 75.28% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Accenture

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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