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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Accenture plc, ACN

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 78613.78. Since its IPO date on the 7/19/2001, Accenture plc, ACN performance year to date is 14.26%. Today Accenture plc, ACN has gained 0.12%, with a current price of 118.25.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 80.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 33.40%. Return of assets are at 21.70%, 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 11.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.50%, and operating margin of 16.30%. Accenture plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year Accenture plc, ACN has seen a EPS growth of 29.30%. A performance for the year of 16.71%. The 52-week high is -5.37%, and the 52-week low is 30.63%. The average volume for Accenture plc, ACN is 2508485.

With a target price of 128.92, can Accenture plc, ACN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Accenture plc, ACN. Accenture plc has a P/E of 18.55 and a forward P/E of 18.23. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.8. Accenture plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.26 and 9.74 respectively. For P/cash, Accenture plc has a value of 16.02, while it is 29.77 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 118.25, Accenture plc has a dividend yield of 2.05%. We see a return on equity of 60.00%.

Looking more long-term Accenture plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.31%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.19% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 29.30% for this year and for the last five years a 12.70% growth has been seen.

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