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Accenture plc (NYSE: ACN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Accenture plc (NYSE: ACN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 78194.95. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Accenture plc is 117.6 (with a change from open of 0.44%), this in conjunction with a target price of 128.92. Volume today has so far reached 1641301, with an average volume of about 2349.4. The GAP for this stock, is -0.46%.

The P/E ratio is 18.45, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.13. The current EPS for Accenture plc, is 6.38, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 29.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 13.65%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Accenture plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 9.19% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.31%. Quarter over quarter is 39.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 7.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 12.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 80.00%. Shares outstanding is 664.81, while shares float is at a value of 627.6. Float short for Accenture plc is 2.04% and the short ratio is 5.45.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 29.50% and their operating margin is 16.30%. The profit margin is 11.80%.

Accenture plc has seen returns on assets of 21.70%, and on investment, 58.10%. Return on equity is 60.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.79. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.25, with Price/book ratio coming to 9.69 and Price/cash is 15.93, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 29.61.

The simple moving averages are 2.73% and 6.12% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.89% and the 52 week low is 29.91%.

Accenture plc has a dividend yield of 2.06%, with a current price of 117.6. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 33.40%. This is in an industry, Information Technology Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Accenture plc is based in Ireland.

Performance in the Information Technology Services industry means that Accenture plc has seen performance for the past week of -0.50%, with performance for the month coming to 6.41%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.73%, and for the half year the performance is 16.00%. Volatility for this week is 1.36% and for the month this is 1.76%.

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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