ACN - Accenture plc

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
168.09
+0.06 (+0.04%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close168.03
Open167.75
Bid0.00 x 900
Ask0.00 x 1300
Day's Range167.63 - 168.50
52 Week Range125.48 - 168.50
Volume1,420,329
Avg. Volume2,090,342
Market Cap107.703B
Beta1.09
PE Ratio (TTM)26.92
EPS (TTM)6.24
Earnings DateSep 26, 2018 - Oct 1, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield2.66 (1.61%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-04-11
1y Target Est172.04
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  • Why Accenture Bought Kogentix Yesterday
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Why Accenture Bought Kogentix Yesterday

    In order to drive its data analytics and AI platform, Accenture (ACN) bought machine learning firm Kogentix yesterday. However, the financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

  • CNBC3 days ago

    Trump’s trade war could prevent Boeing’s launch of a 797 at Farnborough Airshow

    Boeing is tipped to release a new plane that will become the 797 series. A senior aviation executive at Accenture says the uncertainty caused by the trade war could delay the project. Boeing has previously said it wants a new mid-sized airliner in the skies by 2025.

  • Schaumburg A.I. startup Kogentix gets acquired by Accenture
    American City Business Journals3 days ago

    Schaumburg A.I. startup Kogentix gets acquired by Accenture

    Accenture said the acquisition will help it compete in a market where companies are increasingly looking for ways to harness big data and advanced analytics technologies.

  • Ex-GDIT exec tapped by Accenture Federal to lead defense practice
    American City Business Journals4 days ago

    Ex-GDIT exec tapped by Accenture Federal to lead defense practice

    He departed as chief growth officer at the revamped General Dynamics Information Technology after two months in the job.

  • Business Wire4 days ago

    Mortgage Cadence Adds Leading Compliance Auditing and Monitoring Solution to its Loan-Origination Platform

    Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture company, has integrated ComplianceAnalyzer®, a leading compliance solution from ComplianceEase®, with the Enterprise Lending Center , Mortgage Cadence’s proprietary loan-origination platform.

  • The Wall Street Journal4 days ago

    [$$] 3M Tops List of Business and Consumer Services Companies in Management Top 250

    3M is one of six companies in the ranking that scored in the top 15% to 20% in all five categories of management effectiveness. The company, No. 8 overall in the ranking, is well known for consumer products such as Post-it Notes and masking tape but makes a wide range of business products as well, including industrial adhesives, electronics and energy products. In addition to innovation, the Management Top 250 evaluates companies’ management on consumer satisfaction, social responsibility, financial strength and employee engagement and development.

  • Accenture Acquires Kogentix to Help Clients Run Legacy Analytics Applications on Open Source Technologies to Get Ahead of Data Surge
    Business Wire4 days ago

    Accenture Acquires Kogentix to Help Clients Run Legacy Analytics Applications on Open Source Technologies to Get Ahead of Data Surge

    Accenture (ACN) has acquired Kogentix, a company providing big data and AI services and solutions that help enterprises make better decisions with their data. Kogentix, headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., will strengthen Accenture Applied Intelligence’s growing data engineering business, particularly in North America, as companies are increasingly looking to harness open source big data and advanced analytics technologies to identify revenue growth and cost reduction opportunities across the enterprise.

  • Business Wire4 days ago

    Accenture Named a Leader in Worldwide Life Sciences R&D BPO Services by IDC MarketScape for Third Consecutive Time

    Accenture  has been named a Leader in an IDC Health Insights IDC MarketScape vendor assessment covering business process outsourcing across the life sciences research and development industry.

  • Business Wire4 days ago

    Accenture Expands Touchless Testing Platform with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology from Real Time Analytics Platform, Inc.

    Accenture (ACN) has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) technology from Bay Area, California-based Real Time Analytics Platform, Inc. The technology will be integrated into the Accenture Touchless Testing Platform, further strengthening its analytics and cognitive capabilities. Real Time Analytics Platform leverages AI in the form of machine learning, neural networks and natural language processing (NLP) to analyze every stage of the software testing life cycle, enabling users to make data-driven decisions that reduce defects, optimize test case execution and enhance the power of human decision-making in this process. "Continuous testing is increasingly important as companies look to software as a means of competitive advantage," said Kishore Durg, senior managing director, Growth & Strategy and global testing lead for Accenture Technology.

  • ACCESSWIRE4 days ago

    Accenture and Three Additional Stocks Under Scanner in the IT Services Space

    This morning, WallStEquities.com reexplores the Information Technology Services market, which breaks down into custom computer programming services, computer systems design services, and computer-related services. Under assessment today are the following stocks: Accenture PLC (NYSE: ACN), Acxiom Corp. (NASDAQ: ACXM), Atlassian Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: TEAM), and CDW Corp. (NASDAQ: CDW).

  • Business Wire4 days ago

    Accenture Federal Services Hires Veteran Defense Industry Executive George Batsakis to Lead Its Defense and Intelligence Practice

    Accenture (ACN) today announced that George Batsakis, a defense industry leader, has joined Accenture Federal Services to head its defense and intelligence practice. In his new role, Batsakis will be responsible for developing and delivering innovative solutions for the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, military health providers, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other U.S. federal clients. Through his career, he has led the implementation of large-scale information technology programs and managed diverse defense and national security project portfolios, which guide his understanding of the mission-critical needs for defense and intelligence clients.

  • How Accenture Interactive’s Anatoly Roytman rebuilt his career from scratch after the dotcom bubble burst
    CNBC4 days ago

    How Accenture Interactive’s Anatoly Roytman rebuilt his career from scratch after the dotcom bubble burst

    Despite going bankrupt, Roytman kept his faith in digital and worked his way back to the top.

  • The Wall Street Journal5 days ago

    [$$] Cyber Risk Spreads But Security Stays Put: Survey

    Digital tools are spreading rapidly beyond corporate information-technology hubs and into most business units at firms in nearly every sector of the economy. “The model of security as an enforcement arm just hasn’t worked” at preventing cyber attacks, Ryan LaSalle, managing director and North America Lead at Accenture Security, told CIO Journal. Instead, large firms need to extend security efforts “to get closer to the edge of the business, where the revenue is generated and where they can increase their effectiveness,” he added.

  • Accenture and RiskBlock Alliance Plan to Boost Blockchain Use
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Accenture and RiskBlock Alliance Plan to Boost Blockchain Use

    Accenture (ACN), a leading IT solution provider, formed a partnership with RiskBlock Alliance, a Blockchain association, to develop a production-grade platform to create and implement Blockchain and distributed ledger use cases. RiskBlock Alliance, which deals with the risk management and insurance sector, will act as the lead framework architect to implement and test multiple use cases by the end of 2018. Accenture will also support RiskBlock by building and testing its use cases.

  • Closer Collaboration Between C-Suite and CISOs Needed to Bridge Gap in Cyber Readiness, Finds Accenture Report
    Business Wire6 days ago

    Closer Collaboration Between C-Suite and CISOs Needed to Bridge Gap in Cyber Readiness, Finds Accenture Report

    With the proliferation of more and more sensitive data, expanding connectivity, and the adoption of automated processes, new research from Accenture (ACN) reveals that C-suite and IT decision makers need to embrace a different approach to cybersecurity to effectively protect against future cyber risks. While most companies have a chief information security officer (CISO) or assigned cybersecurity to a C-suite executive, such as a chief information officer (CIO), often, these leaders have limited influence on cybersecurity strategy outside their departments. In the study “Securing the Future Enterprise Today - 2018," 73 percent of the more than 1,400 C-level executives polled agreed that cybersecurity staff and activities need to be dispersed throughout all parts of the organization, but cybersecurity remains centralized in 74 percent of companies.

  • Expanding the Practical Use of Blockchain Technology Within Insurance
    Bitcoin Magazine6 days ago

    Expanding the Practical Use of Blockchain Technology Within Insurance

    The Institutes RiskBlock™ Alliance is joining forces with Accenture in a move that will see both companies expand the use of blockchain technology within the insurance sector. Accenture joins the Alliance as the lead framework architect responsible for developing a “production-grade platform” to create and implement blockchain use cases.The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance is a consortium of industry experts who seek to advance “insurance-specific use cases via RiskBlock’s interoperable blockchain architecture.” RiskBlock was created by The Institutes, a leading and trusted insurance knowledge group committed to developing the risk management and insurance industry.Accenture is a professional services firm that helps clients improve performance and create sustainable value, while driving innovation that enhances the way the “world works and lives.”As lead framework architect, Accenture will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing and developing the platform that will be used by the consortium to support and execute its industry-driven use cases. They will also provide support on an ongoing basis after development for maintaining the platform as the needs change and technologies evolve.Accenture’s global insurance lead, Michael Costonis, told Bitcoin Magazine , “Accenture is building out the blockchain framework to allow for ease of use by RiskBlock’s membership and eventually for other stakeholders within the insurance ecosystem.”He said, “As insurers increasingly rely on partnerships to create business efficiencies and improve customer experiences, blockchain technology will be critical to holding partners accountable without first needing to establish trust.”RiskBlock plans to serve industry policyholders and save costs by “streamlining payments, reducing fraud and improving the accuracy of customer data” using applications and tools developed via its interoperable blockchain architecture. Christopher G. McDaniel, president of The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance, said the consortium is committed to creating insurance solutions using blockchain technology.“Partnering with Accenture to develop real-world blockchain applications will lead to better insurance solutions and chart a clear course for effectively implementing blockchain technology throughout the insurance industry,” McDaniel said.Earlier this year, The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance developed a blockchain-based subrogation tool that improved efficiencies in the accounting and payment areas of claim processing. This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

  • How Oracle is Boosting Shareholders’ Wealth
    Market Realist6 days ago

    How Oracle is Boosting Shareholders’ Wealth

    Oracle (ORCL) has maintained a strong capital return policy to boost shareholders’ wealth. In the last five years, the company has put ~$55.9 billion toward stock buybacks and regular dividend payments, at an average of ~$11.2 billion per year. It has bought back $43.2 billion in stock at an average of $8.6 billion per year.

  • Business Wire7 days ago

    Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report on Worldwide Manufacturing Information Transformation Strategic Consulting

    Accenture (ACN) has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: WorldWide Manufacturing Information Transformation (IX) Strategic Consulting 2018 Vendor Assessment. The report analyzed nine prominent service providers that enable manufacturers to define and execute a strategy that embeds intelligence for managing operations. Manufacturing industries covered in the report include aerospace, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, farm construction, industrial machinery, metals and pulp and paper.

  • Business Wire7 days ago

    Accenture Joins The Institutes RiskBlock™ Alliance as Lead Framework Architect to Expand Blockchain Use Within Insurance

    The Institutes RiskBlock™ Alliance, a blockchain consortium for the risk management and insurance industry, announced today that Accenture (ACN) will serve as the lead framework architect responsible for building a production-grade platform to develop and implement blockchain and distributed-ledger use cases. The platform will enable the RiskBlock Alliance to implement and test multiple use cases by the end of 2018. “Accenture has established itself as a leader in developing practical blockchain solutions across a number of industries,” said Christopher G. McDaniel, president of The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance.

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] UK profits halve for Capgemini

    ’s UK profits nearly halved in 2017, with the consulting and IT services group blaming the fall on currency losses linked to weaker sterling, as well as restructuring costs. The French-listed consultancy’s UK profits fell 48 per cent last year to £62m — its weakest annual performance in five years, according to filings submitted to Companies House last week. following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, which resulted in an £18m loss for the firm, compared with a £20.6m gain in the previous year.

  • 6 Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever
    Kiplinger9 days ago

    6 Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

    Warren Buffett once said, "Our favorite holding period is forever." Although "forever" may be an exaggeration (even for Buffett), it would certainly make investing simpler if you could buy good stocks and then mentally lock them away in your portfolio. But not every stock is a keeper. We went looking for financially healthy, well-managed companies with an ironclad lead in their industries and promising prospects for growth. These are the kind of winning businesses you can buy no matter what the overall market is doing, the ones that smart investors buy more of when prices dip. Some of the firms on our list may surprise you; others are no-brainers. They aren't stumble-proof. Every company has its weak spots. But we think these have enough potential for gains to overcome those risks. Although they look like good buys now, a bargain share price wasn't our top priority. If the firm is a powerhouse and your commitment is long term, sometimes it's okay to pay a premium. "Price is what you pay," as Buffett also once said. "Value is what you get." SEE ALSO: 25 Stocks Every Retiree Should Own

  • Business Wire11 days ago

    Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report on Worldwide Manufacturing Information Transformation Strategic Consulting

    Accenture (ACN) has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: WorldWide Manufacturing Information Transformation (IX) Strategic Consulting 2018 Vendor Assessment. The report analyzed nine prominent service providers that enable manufacturers to define and execute a strategy that embeds intelligence for managing operations. Manufacturing industries covered in the report include aerospace, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, farm construction, industrial machinery, metals and pulp and paper.

  • InvestorPlace12 days ago

    3 Reasons ACN Stock Is a Solid Long-Term Investment

    The firm’s most recent earnings results showed that Accenture has successfully made a meaningful shift toward new technology and that news sent ACN stock nearly $10 higher in just a few days, but despite the recent lift, I’d say ACN is still a buy if you’re looking into the long-term future. Investors cheered over Accenture’s third quarter results, and for good reason — the firm appears to have successfully shifted its business toward new kinds of technology with a long growth runway. Accenture has been growing a segment of its consulting business called “The New,” which includes things like cloud computing, digital services and data security.

  • Accenture Banks on Buyouts & Cloud Strength, Competition Rife
    Zacks12 days ago

    Accenture Banks on Buyouts & Cloud Strength, Competition Rife

    Although acquisitions increase Accenture's (ACN) revenue opportunities along with business mix and profitability, it adds to integration risks as well.

  • Smooth Sailing for Accenture
    Motley Fool13 days ago

    Smooth Sailing for Accenture

    The tech consulting giant's hand-picked focus operations, known as "the New," now account for more than 60% of the company's total sales.