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Morning Hot Stocks: Accenture plc (NYSE: ACN)

With a market cap of 82.34 B, Accenture plc 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 2275.67, and so far today it has a volume of 2122954. Performance year to date since the 7/19/2001 is 9.08%.

To help you determine whether Accenture plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.29 and forward P/E is 19.93. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Accenture plc has a value for PEG of 2.26. P/S ratio is 2.31 and the P/B ratio is 9.98. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 25.4 and 28.43 respectively.

At the current price Accenture plc is trading at, 127.77 (0.16% today), Accenture plc has a dividend yield of 1.89%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 37.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.44% after growing 35.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -36.30%, and 4.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 644.43, and the number of shares float is 583.32. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 80.50%. The float short is 1.77%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.54. Management has seen a return on assets of 19.00%, and also a return on investment of 58.10%.

The ability for Accenture plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1.3. 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 14.70%, and Accenture plc has a profit margin of 10.70%.

The 52 week high is -0.18%, with 17.59% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.23% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.30%.

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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