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Morning Trending Tickers: Accenture plc, (ACN)

Friday February 24th 2017: Accenture plc, ACN is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Information Technology Services in the sector of Technology. Based in Ireland, Accenture plc, ACN  has a market cap of 81.07 B. Since its IPO date on the 7/19/2001, Accenture plc, ACN performance year to date is 8.17%. Today Accenture plc, ACN has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 126.7.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 80.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 21.00%. Return of assets are at 17.40%, with return on investment at 58.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Accenture plc, ACN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 9.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.90%, and operating margin of 13.40%. Accenture plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Accenture plc, ACN has seen a EPS growth of 35.40%. A performance for the year of 8.50%. The 52-week high is -1.38%, and the 52-week low is 16.42%. The average volume for Accenture plc, ACN is 0.

With a target price of 132.35, can Accenture plc, ACN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Accenture plc, ACN. Accenture plc has a P/E of 22.45 and a forward P/E of 19.68. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.39. Accenture plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.25 and 9.61 respectively. For P/cash, Accenture plc has a value of 23.95, while it is 36.72 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 126.7, Accenture plc has a dividend yield of 1.91%. We see a return on equity of 46.10%.

Looking more long-term Accenture plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.19% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 35.40% for this year and for the last five years a 13.70% growth has been seen.

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