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Is Accenture plc(NYSE: ACN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of 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 2278.96, and so far today it has a volume of 3662600. Performance year to date since the 7/19/2001 is 16.78%.

To help you determine whether Accenture plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.41 and forward P/E is 18.66. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Accenture plc has a value for PEG of 1.98. P/S ratio is 2.29 and the P/B ratio is 10.56. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 29.65 respectively.

At the current price Accenture plc is trading at, 120.86 (-1.07% today), Accenture plc has a dividend yield of 2.00%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 33.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.92, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.33% after growing 11.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 13.00%, and 7.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 647.85, and the number of shares float is 435.19. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 80.00%. The float short is 2.94%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.62. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of *TBA.

The ability for Accenture plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Accenture plc has a gross margin of 29.60%, with its operating margin at 15.70%, and Accenture plc has a profit margin of 12.20%.

The 52 week high is -3.28%, with 33.52% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.31% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.65%.

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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