|Bid||173.13 x 1200|
|Ask||173.15 x 1400|
|Day's Range||171.85 - 173.29|
|52 Week Range||132.27 - 173.29|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||27.73|
|Earnings Date||Sep 27, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.66 (1.55%)|
|1y Target Est||172.46|
As of September 17, analysts from various brokerage firms that track Accenture (ACN) stock have provided ratings. Accenture’s new digital cloud and security business concept, which is made up of Accenture Interactive, Accenture Applied Intelligence, Accenture Industry X.O, and Accenture Mobility, continues to generate strong business momentum. The average target price for Accenture provided by 28 analysts was $171.08 as of September 17.
Accenture (ACN) has raised its free cash flow projection for fiscal 2018 from $5.2 billion–$5.5 billion to $5.5 billion–$5.8 billion. From the graph above, you can see Accenture’s free cash flow trend in the last five years. During that period, it saw an increasing trend and maintained an annual run rate of $3.7 billion in free cash flow.
Accenture (ACN) has been positioned as "Best in Class" in Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC)’s inaugural analysis of software-as-a-service (SaaS) implementation providers in Europe. Accenture is ranked ahead of all providers included in the “Oracle SaaS Implementation and Integration Services in Europe 2018” report.
Bringing to life the intelligent solutions Accenture (ACN) can create for clients using Salesforce technologies, the company today launched a new Innovation Center for Salesforce in its San Francisco office, located in Salesforce Tower. The Accenture Innovation Center for Salesforce is focused on illustrating the art of the possible through visual storytelling and interactive demonstrations across industries, highlighting their unique challenges and common goals. “Our Innovation Center for Salesforce in San Francisco showcases what we do best: envisioning the future and creating cutting edge, intelligent experiences that help our clients reimagine their businesses in entirely new ways,” said Saideep Raj, senior managing director, Cloud First Applications at Accenture.
Accenture (ACN) has forecast its operating margin for fiscal 2018 at 14.8%, which would be higher than its fiscal 2017 margin of 12.9%. In the past five quarters, it mostly sustained a double-digit operating margin. In the chart below, you can see its GAAP operating margin trend in the last five quarters.
For fiscal 2018, the tech giant has predicted its revenue to expand 9.5%–10% compared to last year in local currency. Earlier, Accenture provided a lower revenue outlook of 7%–9%. From the graph above, you can see Accenture’s total revenue growth in the last five quarters.
Accenture (ACN) is set to release its fiscal 2018 fourth-quarter financial results on September 27. In the last five quarters, Accenture’s bottom line has increased at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 4.2%.
A new study shows that business leaders are taking steps to ensure responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) within their organizations. Most AI adopters – which now account for 72 percent of organizations globally – conduct ethics training for their technologists (70 percent) and have ethics committees in place to review the use of AI (63 percent). AI leaders – organizations rating their deployment of AI “successful” or “highly successful” – also take the lead on responsible AI efforts: Almost all (92 percent) train their technologists in ethics compared to 48 percent of other AI adopters.
Accenture (ACN) has extended its alliance with SAP to build a SAP S/4HANA Cloud solution, which could be extremely useful to oil and gas companies. Oil and gas companies can gain access to the new SAP S/4HANA Cloud solution through public and private cloud platforms. The new solution could help oil and gas companies reduce operational expenses through proper implementation of cloud technology.
Accenture (ACN) has expanded the capabilities of its intelligent automation platform, Accenture myWizard®, to help companies to disrupt every aspect of the application lifecycle and drive greater strategic business value. Accenture has bolstered the platform’s capabilities by integrating artificial intelligence (AI), automation, analytics and DevOps, through proprietary investments, technology enhancements and expanded ecosystem collaboration. With over 50 patents and patent applications, Accenture myWizard enables organizations to move beyond driving productivity and cost reduction in their technology applications and focus on infusing greater speed and intelligence in their applications strategy, ultimately accelerating business growth and innovation.
Accenture (ACN) is expanding its collaboration with SAP in the oil and gas industry by co-developing an SAP® S/4HANA Cloud® solution designed to help oil and gas companies significantly cut operational costs and create new revenue opportunities. In an environment of volatile oil prices, sustained bottom-line pressure, and changing energy portfolios, upstream oil and gas operators are increasingly looking to innovate and simplify operations with standard processes and automation. The new SAP S/4HANA Cloud solution for oil and gas companies is a portfolio of intelligent cloud services that set new industry standards with more transparency into operations and cash flow through cutting-edge technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), mobility and blockchain.
The semiconductor industry is the most bullish sector when it comes to the integration of blockchain within their industry and the impact that artificial intelligence and extended reality will have on peoples’ lives, a new Accenture (ACN) report finds. Titled Semiconductors: Fueling the Industry’s Future as Never Before and based on a survey of semiconductor executives, the report shows that nearly nine out of 10 (88 percent) of the executives expect that blockchain will be integrated in their organization’s systems within three years – the highest percentage among the 18 industries surveyed.
Accenture and Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), will launch a cloud-based informatics research platform designed to help organizations in the life sciences industry improve productivity, efficiency and innovation in the early stages of drug development. The new research platform, being developed by Merck and Accenture, will enable an ecosystem that accelerates innovation by creating open, industry-standard application programming interfaces for core research functions, allowing researchers to rapidly adopt new capabilities.
Accenture (ACN) has, for the fifth consecutive time, been positioned a Leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, North America*” report. “We believe that being recognized by Gartner as a Leader affirms our investment in the Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform to raise the bar of traditional policy administration systems by including analytics modules, prebuilt application program interfaces and integrated digital solutions, as well as paving the way for cloud deployment,” said Shay Alon, global managing director of Accenture Life and Annuity Software.
Accenture (ACN) today announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has awarded Accenture Federal Services (AFS) a position on the ONE IT contract – a multiple-award, indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract with a total estimated value of $2.5 billion. A strategic sourcing vehicle with a five-year performance period and a five-year extension option, ONE IT allows the SEC to acquire integrated IT solutions for its evolving business needs, including leading-edge or emerging IT services that support mission-critical systems and software development across a variety of environments and infrastructures. “It’s a great honor to be selected to provide the SEC with integrated solutions to meet the agency’s emerging technology needs under the ONE IT contract,” said Elaine Beeman, who leads Accenture Federal Services’ programs supporting federal civilian agencies.
Despite the volume of cyberattacks doubling in 2017, financial services firms are closing the gap on cyberattacks, having stopped four in five of all breach attempts last year, up from two-thirds in 2016, according to a new research study from Accenture (ACN). The study, “2018 State of Cyber Resilience for Financial Services,” is based on a survey of more than 800 enterprise security practitioners at financial services firms, as well as an investigation of focused cyberattacks having the potential to both penetrate network defenses and cause damage or extract high-value assets and processes from within organizations.
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On September 14, Accenture (ACN) expanded its relationship with Italian media giant Mediaset to offer video solutions for the next three years. In 2013, Mediaset introduced Infinity in collaboration with Accenture. Infinity has become its most popular video streaming service, and Accenture Video Solution has helped improve Infinity across various device platforms.