|Bid||196.13 x 900|
|Ask||196.17 x 1000|
|Day's Range||194.27 - 196.73|
|52 Week Range||132.63 - 197.47|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.02|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||27.24|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.92 (1.50%)|
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The semiconductor industry is the most bullish about adopting artificial intelligence (AI) and understanding the significant impact it will have on their industry, according to Accenture Semiconductor Technology Vision 2019, the annual report from Accenture (ACN) that predicts key technology trends likely to redefine business over the next three years. Three-quarters of semiconductor executives surveyed for the report (77%) said they have adopted AI within their business or are piloting the technology. AI, comprising technologies that range from machine learning to natural language processing, enables machines to sense, comprehend, act and learn in order to extend human capabilities.
Accenture (ACN) has acquired Parker Fitzgerald, a strategic advisor and consulting partner to leading global financial institutions, further enhancing the business and technology capabilities within its Finance and Risk practice. Founded in 2008 in response to the global financial crisis, Parker Fitzgerald advises financial services companies on financial and non-financial risk, regulation and financial technology. The firm provides strategic advice, independent assurance and market-leading solutions to help clients navigate risks, reduce operational complexity and improve their overall risk-adjusted performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accenture (ACN) today announced that Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, a distinguished scientist, executive, former NASA astronaut and former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has joined the Accenture Federal Services board of managers. In this role, Sullivan will provide strategic insight and perspective on the vision, innovation and growth journey of Accenture Federal Services, which provides a wide-range of consulting and technology-related services to U.S. government agencies.
To deliver better patient experiences, pharmaceutical companies should collaborate with nonprofit organizations that provide support services and advocate for patients, according to a new study from Accenture (ACN). Based on a survey of 4,000 patients in the U.S. and Europe, the Patient Services Study investigates the role that patient organizations play in providing support, information and other services to patients and whether better collaboration with pharma companies could improve the patient experience and care.
Accenture is named a Leader and Star Performer in Workday Human Capital Management IT Services and is positioned as a Leader in Workday-based Human Resources Business Process Services , according to two separate Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ assessments.
Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture (ACN) company, has added additional DataVerify capabilities to its Enterprise Lending Center (ELC) loan-origination platform, providing additional data verification, fraud prevention and compliance assistance. The enhanced functionality streamlines the application authentication process and improves the borrower experience by automating verification of borrower-provided information, including income and social security data. The DataVerify integration provides on-platform access to 4506-T IRS transcript ordering and verification.
Accenture (ACN) has signed an agreement to help Brandix, the leading apparel manufacturer in Sri Lanka, transform its manufacturing, supply chain, finance and human resources operations to set the stage for the company’s digital future. Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture will help Brandix develop innovative solutions that focus on process excellence, productivity improvement, data-driven analytics and the internet of things — all while driving end-to-end integrated solutions. “I’m confident that this collaboration will help us achieve new avenues of growth not only in Sri Lanka but at the global scale,” said Ashroff Omar, Brandix’s Group Chief Executive Officer.
Accenture (ACN) has been named a Leader in enterprise platform IT services for banking and financial services, including capital markets, in a report by industry analyst firm Everest Group. In the report titled “Enterprise Platform IT Services in Banking and Financial Services (BFS) PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2019,” Everest Group analyzed 20 service providers on several capability-related dimensions related to enterprise platform IT services. The report also delved into key demand trends and the state of adoption of enterprise platform IT services by banking and financial services enterprises.
Accenture has been named a Leader in next-generation IT infrastructure services for banking and financial services , including capital markets, and insurance in two reports from industry analyst firm Everest Group.
Accenture (ACN) has acquired Northstream, a Stockholm-based consultancy to communications service providers (CSPs) and networking services vendors. Founded in Stockholm in 1998, Northstream works at the intersection of business and mobile technologies, helping CSPs identify emerging industry shifts, adapt to market changes, and capitalize on new business and technology opportunities. Leveraging its deep experience in the communications industry and network driven innovation — which spans business strategy development, technology and product assessment, industry research insights and transformational programs — Northstream helps clients develop new, innovative business models.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of companies in Malaysia (80%) are using innovation strategically to unlock value in new business opportunities, without leveraging those innovations to revitalise their core business, the Accenture (ACN) Wise Pivot C-level survey found. It is a matter of urgency as Malaysian companies are at a critical tipping point, with disruptive forces stalling or slowing growth in the core businesses. Accenture pioneered the Wise Pivot as a strategy for the digital age that can help companies pursue new growth opportunities without abandoning their core business.
Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) company announced that Bank of the West will use the Mortgage Cadence Platform to enhance its loan origination business and consolidate all borrower, imaging, pricing, services and document features into a single system of record for both purchase and home equity lending. Bank of the West will also use Mortgage Cadence’s Borrower Center to enhance customer engagement and upgrade the borrower experience from application to close while simultaneously improving the loan officer experience through seamless administration. With Mortgage Cadence’s on-time and on-budget implementation, the bank was live on the Mortgage Cadence Borrower Center and experiencing efficiency gains in under 65 days.
Accenture has been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 “Magic Quadrant for Oracle Cloud Applications Services, Worldwide ” and is positioned highest for its ability to execute.