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Morning Stock Stories: Accenture plc (ACN)

Today’s top gainers include the company Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) which is in the industry Information Technology Services, gaining 0.14% today. In the last week its performance is 0.55%, and 1.96% for the past quarter. Currently, Accenture plc, ACN has a target price of 130.71, so today’s gain of 0.14% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.57%.

Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN), has a market cap of 82.59 B, and is based in Ireland. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 80.50%.

At the current price of 127.25, it has a dividend yield of 1.90%, and its target price is 130.71. This is with a profit margin of 10.70%, and total debt/equity of 0. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has a P/E of 21.2, as well as a forward P/E of 19.87.

With a current EPS of 6, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 9.36%,Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 13.70%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 9.42%.

Performance for the year is 7.76%. Since its IPO date on 7/19/2001, the total performance to date is 8.64%.

Volume today for Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN), is 1861213, while its average volume is 2300.49. Whilst the total gain today was 0.14%, it did have a day high of -0.24%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.23%, and 1.16% for the month. The 52-week low for Accenture plc, ACN has been 17.11%, while the 52-week-high has reached -0.24%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 58.10%, and its return on assets is 19.00%. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has an operating margin of 14.70%. With a sales growth of 4.30% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Accenture plc, ACN is in the sector Technology, its long-term debt/equity is 0, and has a current ratio of 1.3 and 1.3 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Accenture plc? Well its PEG is 2.25, and the P/S is 2.31, along with a P/B of 9.94. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 25.48.

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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