Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) insider Richard P. Clark sold 1,853 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $157.87, for a total transaction of $292,533.11. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Accenture Plc (NYSE ACN) traded down $0.91 during trading on Thursday, reaching $154.24. 1,058,715 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,121,383. Accenture Plc has a 12 month low of $114.82 and a 12 month high of $162.60. The stock has a market cap of $99,310.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.35, a P/E/G ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.05.

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 21st. The information technology services provider reported $1.79 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.67 by $0.12. Accenture had a net margin of 9.43% and a return on equity of 41.79%. The company had revenue of $9.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.25 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.58 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Accenture Plc will post 6.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on ACN. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $162.00 target price on shares of Accenture in a report on Friday, December 22nd. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $164.00 price objective on shares of Accenture in a report on Thursday, December 21st. KeyCorp increased their price objective on shares of Accenture from $157.00 to $172.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Saturday, December 30th. Bank of America increased their price objective on shares of Accenture from $150.00 to $171.00 in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $166.00 price objective on shares of Accenture in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $156.57.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ACN. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH increased its position in shares of Accenture by 1.4% during the second quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH now owns 1,801 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $223,000 after acquiring an additional 24 shares during the period. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp increased its position in shares of Accenture by 2.9% during the second quarter. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp now owns 4,014 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $496,000 after acquiring an additional 113 shares during the period. Nicholas Hoffman & Company LLC. increased its position in shares of Accenture by 0.9% during the second quarter. Nicholas Hoffman & Company LLC. now owns 12,653 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $1,565,000 after acquiring an additional 117 shares during the period. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Accenture by 5.2% during the second quarter. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 2,371 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $293,000 after acquiring an additional 117 shares during the period. Finally, Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Accenture by 10.1% during the second quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 1,555 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $192,000 after acquiring an additional 143 shares during the period. 75.60% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Accenture

Accenture plc is a professional services company serving clients in various industries and in geographic regions, including North America, Europe and Growth Markets. The Company provides management and technology consulting services. Its segments include Communications, Media and Technology; Financial Services; Health and Public Service; Products, and Resources.

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