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Is Accenture plc(NYSE: ACN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Accenture plc (NYSE: ACN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/19/2001. Accenture plc is in the Information Technology Services industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Accenture plc, is 2110.76, and so far today it has a volume of 1568800. Performance year to date since the 7/19/2001 is 11.17%.

To help you determine whether Accenture plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.43 and forward P/E is 19.75. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Accenture plc has a value for PEG of 1.93. P/S ratio is 2.19 and the P/B ratio is 10.07. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 21.36 and 35.57 respectively.

At the current price Accenture plc is trading at, 115.06 (0.05% today), Accenture plc has a dividend yield of 1.91%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 36.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.92, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.30% after growing 5.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 13.80%, and 8.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 649.77, and the number of shares float is 627.6. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 80.10%. The float short is 1.79%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.31. Management has seen a return on assets of 20.50%, and also a return on investment of 53.50%.

The ability for Accenture plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1.4. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Accenture plc has a gross margin of 29.60%, with its operating margin at 15.40%, and Accenture plc has a profit margin of 11.10%.

The 52 week high is -4.74%, with 28.08% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.02% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.12%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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