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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN)?

The company in question is, Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) currently with a stock price of 112.36 (-0.50% today). The market cap for Accenture plc is 73715.06, and is in the sector Technology, and Information Technology Services industry. The target price for Accenture plc is 123.56. Currently Accenture plc is trading with a P/E of 19.07, and a forward P/E of 19.38. Average volume for Accenture plc is 2088.53 and so far today it is 1384292.

Performance in the last year for Accenture plc has been 10.97%. For EPS growth, Accenture plc has seen a growth of 5.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.30%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 12.30% over the last five years and could be 10.07% for the next five years. Accenture plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 8.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 13.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.03%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.12%.

Since the IPO date for Accenture plc on the 7/19/2001, Accenture plc has seen performance year to date to be 9.12%. With Accenture plc trading at 112.36, the dividend yield is 1.95%, and the EPS is 5.92.

So could Accenture plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.07. The PEG is 1.89, P/S is 2.16 and the P/B is at 9.88. The P/cash is 21.06, with P/free cash flow at 35.07.

Accenture plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Accenture plc has a gross margin of 29.60%, an operating margin of 15.40% and a profit margin of 11.10%.Payout ratio for Accenture plc is 36.40%. Return on assets come to 20.50% with return on investment coming to 53.50%.

Insider ownership for Accenture plc, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 80.80%. Outstanding shares are at 652.75. While shares float is 627.6. The float short is currently 1.67%, and short ratio is 5.03.

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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