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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 73444.32. Since its IPO date on the 7/19/2001, Accenture plc, ACN performance year to date is 9.77%. Today Accenture plc, ACN has gained 0.24%, with a current price of 113.88.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 80.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 36.40%. Return of assets are at 20.50%, with return on investment at 53.50%.

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 11.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.60%, and operating margin of 15.40%. Accenture plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 1.4.

For the last year Accenture plc, ACN has seen a EPS growth of 5.40%. A performance for the year of 12.11%. The 52-week high is -5.71%, and the 52-week low is 31.43%. The average volume for Accenture plc, ACN is 841927.

With a target price of 123.56, can Accenture plc, ACN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Accenture plc, ACN. Accenture plc has a P/E of 19.19 and a forward P/E of 19.5. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.9. Accenture plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.15 and 9.94 respectively. For P/cash, Accenture plc has a value of 20.98, while it is 34.95 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 113.88, Accenture plc has a dividend yield of 1.94%. We see a return on equity of 58.20%.

Looking more long-term Accenture plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.07%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.24% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 5.40% for this year and for the last five years a 12.30% growth has been seen.

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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