|Bid||193.09 x 800|
|Ask||193.11 x 1000|
|Day's Range||190.47 - 193.66|
|52 Week Range||132.63 - 197.47|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.02|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||26.85|
|Earnings Date||Sep 26, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.92 (1.54%)|
|1y Target Est||193.77|
The acquisition is expected to enhance Accenture's (ACN) innovation and digital capabilities and boost its growing applied intelligence business.
FLEETCOR (FLT) continues to benefit from organic revenue growth and strategic acquisitions. Higher interest expenses are a major concern.
A new study from Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture (ACN) company, identifies several key factors that differentiate high-performing lenders from others in today’s mortgage market, which is characterized by an industry-wide housing supply shortage and all-time-high costs to originate a mortgage. Mortgage Cadence’s seventh annual Lending Performance Benchmarking Study draws on the analysis of data from mortgage lenders across the country that use the full suite of Mortgage Cadence loan origination technologies.
Accenture (ACN) announces that it has been awarded a contract to provide program and project management support to the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) for transformational analytics- and data-driven health, and virtual healthcare initiatives to improve readiness. The award is a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at more than $79 million. Under the terms of the contract, which began on July 3, AFS will provide support to BUMED, also known as Navy Medicine, as it advances health informatics, virtual health and artificial intelligence initiatives that empower data-driven decisions at the intersections of health information technology, patient care, healthcare operations and readiness.
The buyout is expected to expand Accenture's (ACN) position as one of the leading experience agencies in the rapidly growing Latin American market.
Global investments in fintech firms tumbled 29 per cent in the first half of the year as deal activity in China fell sharply amid an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing, according to a new report by the consulting firm Accenture.The value of financial technology deals worldwide in the six months ended June 30 declined to US$22 billion, compared with US$31.2 billion in the same period a year earlier. The number of deals globally, in contrast, increased 2 per cent to 1,561 in the first half of the year.Ant Financial Services, the operator of Alipay and an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding, raised US$14 billion in the first half of 2018, the largest fintech investment last year. Excluding that deal, global fintech investments would have increased 28 per cent in the first half of this year, according to Accenture. Alibaba is the parent company of the South China Morning Post.The United States remained the biggest market for fintech transactions, with investments jumping 60 per cent to US$12.7 billion in the first half of 2019, according to Accenture. Investment in the United Kingdom nearly doubled to US$2.6 billion, while Germany, Sweden and France also saw strong gains."There's been a lot of interest and demand from consumers for new fintech propositions, particularly in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. Fundraising is also moving to support the scaling up of challenger and collaborative fintech, which will cause lumpiness in some [funding] rounds," said Julian Skan, a senior managing director in Accenture's Financial Services practise. "However, the question is: How long can that last? Fundraising is likely to reach a plateau soon and will most likely dip going forward."Accenture used data from CB Insights, a global venture finance data and analytics firm, for its analysis.In China, the number of fintech investments fell by nearly half to 79 transactions, compared with 155 fintech deals in China the first half of 2018, Accenture said. China was a major driver of fintech funding globally in 2018.The overall amount of fintech investments in China was US$820 million in the first half of the year, compared with US$17.7 billion in the first half of 2018. Excluding the Ant Financial transaction, fundraising in China still fell 79 per cent in the first half.The decline in Chinese fintech investments came as tensions intensified between the US and China over trade and technology in a trade war that has raged for more than a year. Asia-Pacific finance professionals fear AI, fintech will steal jobsThe US has increased scrutiny of foreign investments in the US, including by Chinese firms, and placed restrictions on some Chinese firms to be able to access US technology, including blacklisting Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies.Fears also are growing about a potential global recession as the trade dispute has weighed on future business investment. US markets posted some of their biggest declines of the year on Wednesday, following signs of a slowdown in Germany and weak economic data out of China.Overall, venture capital funding in China declined 69 per cent to US$15.1 billion in the first half of the year, according to data from Refinitiv. That compared with US$48.5 billion in the first half of 2018. Philippine e-payment firm seeks bank partners to offer microloansGlobally venture capital investments were down 19 per cent to US$100.6 billion, according to Refinitiv.The largest fintech deals in China this year included US$145 million raised by online insurance platform Shuidihuzhu in June, a US$100 million fundraising by risk management firm Tongdun Technology in April and a US$94 million Series A round by start-up Wiseco Technology in May, according to Accenture.Fintech investments in Singapore nearly quadrupled to US$453 million in the first half of the year, making it the third biggest fintech market in the Asia-Pacific region, behind China and India. Investments in Indian fintech companies declined 25 per cent to US$811 million in the six months ended June 30. What to expect as launch of Hong Kong virtual banks nearsHong Kong also benefited from new fintech investments as the city's first virtual banks are expected to debut later this year.Fundraising by Hong Kong fintech companies rose to US$152 million in the first half of 2019, compared with US$23 million a year ago. The number of transactions doubled to 12 from six in the first half of 2018.In Southeast Asia, Vietnam had its largest fintech deal ever in the first half as e-wallet company MoMo raised US$100 million in January. In Indonesia, investments increased to US$65 million, compared with US$13 million in the prior year period.This article originally appeared in the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the most authoritative voice reporting on China and Asia for more than a century. For more SCMP stories, please explore the SCMP app or visit the SCMP's Facebook and Twitter pages. Copyright © 2019 South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 2019. 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Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures fell sharply in the first half of 2019, as fundraising and deal activity in China that had soared a year earlier ground to a halt, partially offsetting strong gains in the U.S., U.K. and several other European countries, according to Accenture (ACN) analysis of data from CB Insights, a global venture-finance data and analytics firm. The total value of fintech deals globally in the six months ended June 30 was US$22 billion, compared with US$31.2 billion in the same period of 2018, a decline of 29%. The drop was due mostly to the lack of a giant deal like Ant Financial’s record US$14 billion fundraising in May 2018.
Accenture (ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Analytics8, a privately held Australian big data and analytics consultancy that specialises in data management, reporting and visualisation, data science and analytics services. Analytics8’s Melbourne and Sydney-based team of 70 professionals will join Accenture Applied Intelligence, which uses artificial intelligence-powered data, automation and analytics to help clients transform their businesses. “In this data-driven age, organisations are increasingly seeking to harness the power of their information for competitive advantage and to identify opportunities for revenue growth and cost reduction,” said Amit Bansal, a managing director at Accenture who leads its analytics and artificial intelligence business in Australia and New Zealand.
Booz Allen (BAH) is at a 52-week high, but can investors hope for more gains in the future? We take a look at the company's fundamentals for clues.
Cybercrime campaigns and high-profile advanced persistent threat groups are shifting how they target victims and focusing more on intricate relationships with “secure syndicate” partnerships to disguise activity, according to the latest 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report from Accenture (ACN). Leveraging Accenture Security threat-intelligence capabilities and research from primary and secondary open-source materials, the annual report provides insights and predictions on the cyberthreat landscape and how it will shift over the next year. The goal is to help organizations stay ahead of threats relevant to their organization, industry and geography.
Accenture (ACN) has been named as a Leader in Forrester’s latest report on application modernization and migration. Out of the 14 vendors that were evaluated, Accenture received the highest score in the Current Offering category as well as the highest score possible in the Cloud Technology Support criterion. The report notes that, “Accenture differentiates by its strong breadth of capabilities.
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Accenture (ACN), in collaboration with Pegasystems Inc. (PEGA), has launched Accenture Liquid Studios for Pega Catalyst to help clients accelerate the development of innovative solutions which can reduce risk and cost. Located within select Accenture Innovation Hubs in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with plans to expand to Latin America, the studios help clients envision the art of the possible with Pega technology. The Accenture Liquid Studios for Pega Catalyst bring together consultants from both organizations to work side-by-side with clients, collaborating to reimagine the customer experience.
Accenture (ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire INSITUM, a service design and strategic research firm focused on innovation through a human-centered approach. The acquisition will strengthen Accenture Interactive’s position as a leading Experience Agency in the region by expanding the world-class services of its design and innovation unit, Fjord, in Latin America and beyond. The combination of Fjord and INSITUM will create leading design and innovation capabilities to bolster Accenture Interactive’s ability to design, build and run experiences that transform businesses and improve people’s lives.
Accenture (ACN) has helped Radisson Hotel Group in the Americas develop and implement a new digital customer relationship management platform and mobile application, bringing them together in a single, scalable system that makes it easier for the company’s franchisees and owners to do business with the global hotel group. Accenture and Radisson Hotel Group have implemented the cloud-based solution across the company’s Americas portfolio including: Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson.
Accenture (ACN) has been named the winner of the 2019 Global System Integrator Partner of the Year and 2019 U.S. System Integrator of the Year by Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) for its ongoing strong financial performance, notable client wins, and strategic innovations for shared customers. For three consecutive years, Accenture has been recognized as HPE’s alliance partner of the year citing Accenture as a business partner that continues to raise the standard for business excellence and ongoing innovation.