159.00 -0.44 (-0.28%)
Pre-Market: 7:15AM EDT
|Bid||155.00 x 800|
|Ask||170.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||157.39 - 160.23|
|52 Week Range||136.84 - 175.64|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.04|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.54|
|Earnings Date||Dec 19, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.92 (1.72%)|
|1y Target Est||179.32|
As of October 9, IBM’s (IBM) closing price was $147.24 per share. IBM has a market capitalization of ~$134.4 billion. IBM stock is trading 7.1% higher than its 52-week low of $137.45 and nearly 14% lower than its 52-week high of $171.13.
On Oct. 15, the company, which distributes flow meters, injectors, and other fluid-handling pump modules, is going to pay its quarterly dividend. It has a market cap of $10.29 billion and an enterprise value of $10.69 billion. It has a trailing dividend yield of 1.21% and a forward dividend yield of 1.23%, with a payout ratio of 31%.
As of October 9, the analysts from different brokerage firms that track IBM (IBM) stock provided ratings. Of the 24 analysts covering the stock, nine recommended a “buy,” 12 recommended a “hold,” and two recommended a “sell.” One analyst provided an “overweight” recommendation.
In yesterday’s trading, leading technology giant Microsoft (MSFT) fell 5.43%, which was one of its highest declines in the last year. In the graph below, you can see Microsoft’s stock movement compared to its peers. The overall US market is bleeding red, driven by rising interest rates.
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Accenture (ACN) today announced that Lt. Gen. Mary Legere, USA (Ret.), a managing director in Accenture Federal Services, has received the Saint Isidore Army Cyber award. Sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional initiative, leadership, insight and cyber excellence within their area of expertise. Legere joined AFS in April 2017 as a managing director in the national defense and intelligence business.
Accenture’s (ACN) board of directors decided to change its existing semi-annual dividend payment policy to a quarterly schedule beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2020. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, Accenture hiked its semi-annual dividend by 10% to $1.46 per share.
Three-fourths (76 percent) of policing personnel expect that they will need new digital skills to be effective in their roles over the next three to five years, and half (50 percent) are willing to learn new digital skills if they receive the necessary training from their employer, according to findings of a six-country survey released by Accenture (ACN) at the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). However, the 309 respondents – all members of police departments from Australia, France, Germany, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S. – expressed concerns about the workforce planning currently underway within their organizations, with two-fifths (40 percent) believing that the existing workforce planning and recruitment measures are ineffective.
Accenture has been positioned as highest “Leader” in the new Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ on Open Banking services. The report, Open Banking IT Services: Orchestrating Experiences in the Platform Economy – Services PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2018, placed Accenture above all other competitors, commending it for its depth and breadth of talent and technology partnerships across the Open Banking value chain....
In order to boost its Industry X.0 platform, Accenture (ACN) acquired Pillar Technology and Mindtribe in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. The company also bought Designaffairs during the quarter. The company invested $201 million on acquisitions during the quarter as compared with around $463 million in Q4 2017. The company ended fiscal 2018 having invested nearly $658 million to acquire 13 companies as compared with 36 companies in 2017 for around $1.7 billion.
Accenture (ACN) generated bookings of $10.8 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, its highest level in the last eight quarters and second best overall. Bookings for the company grew 7% YoY driven by the 19.8% YoY improvement in consulting bookings. However, they were offset by the 6% drop in its outsourcing bookings.
Microsoft (MSFT) continues to boost investors’ wealth through regular dividend payments and strong share buybacks. The company’s regular dividend payment strategy on a quarterly basis continues to attract investors. In the graph above, we can see the increasing dividend payment trend in the last five years for Microsoft.
Accenture (ACN) continues to drive investors’ returns through strong share buybacks and regular dividend payments. The company paid back around 80% of its free cash flow in 2018 to its shareholders through total capital returns.
The widespread use of automation in recruitment opens up possibilities of AI-powered robots hiring candidates in the near future. Given the continued improvement in the AI market, robotics stocks should be on your watch list.
The Communications, Media, and Technology (or CMT) unit continues to be a lucrative segment for Accenture (ACN). It contributes around 20% of the company’s overall revenue. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, the unit revenue came in at nearly $2.1 billion, up 14.8% YoY. The solid double-digit growth in the software platforms driven by strong demand in North America continues to boost the company’s CMT performance. The telecom sector remains a key catalyst in the company’s CMT unit. ...
Accenture (ACN) witnessed strong growth in various geographic regions in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. The company has generated strong business from most of its largest markets. The company expects this trend to continue in Q1 2019.
Accenture (ACN) reported a strong GAAP operating margin in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. New profitable contracts from the likes of Federal Services, Radisson Hotel Group, and AB InBev (BUD) continue to drive the company’s margin. The company’s new businesses (digital, cloud, and security-related services) also remain a key catalyst for Accenture’s margin growth driven by higher adoption across different industries.
Accenture (ACN) continues to post strong EPS growth. The company reported non-GAAP EPS of $1.58 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, a 6.8% increase YoY. The graph below shows the company’s EPS growth in the last five quarters. During the period, the company’s bottom line has grown at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 1.6%. The company has surpassed analysts’ estimates in the last five quarters.
Accenture (ACN) today announced that Gartner, Inc., in a new report1, has given Accenture’s Life Insurance and Annuity Platform (ALIP) the highest score in the Individual New Business / Onboarding / Straight-Through Processing (STP) and Digital User Support use cases. It also received the three highest scores for New Product Development / Launch use case. “We’re pleased to be recognized for our work in supporting insurers’ digital transformations in ways that drive new business and enhance the customer experience,” said Shay Alon, managing director for Accenture Life and Annuity Software.
Accenture (ACN) has been awarded a contract to build a new cloud solution for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Under the terms of the contract, Accenture Federal Services (AFS) will help the USDA continue to migrate the technology for its financial operations from an on-premise data-center-based architecture to a cloud solution that will support applications and database requirements for storage, networking and infrastructure. AFS will provide services to install, configure and transition the new environment for the USDA’s financial services and will provide hosting services in an enterprise-scale cloud environment.
New global research released by Accenture (ACN) and conducted by Forrester Consulting reveals an opportunity for chief marketing officers (CMOs) to expand their remit by assuming the role of CMO Collaborator. The Accenture Interactive commissioned report, “Rethink the Role of the CMO,’” states that CX is the new battleground for brands today. The research finds that nearly 87 percent of organizations agree that traditional experiences are no longer enough to satisfy their customers.
Smartglasses have already found early applications in warehouses and hospitals, but from Wednesday, audiences at London’s National Theatre will also be able to use them to read subtitles while watching plays. “One of the areas we were aware we really hadn’t made much progress is in hearing loss,” said Lisa Burger, executive director at the National Theatre.
Chairman & CEO of Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) Pierre Nanterme sold 30,117 shares of ACN on 10/01/2018 at an average price of $173.45 a share.