ACN - Accenture plc

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
196.34
+0.61 (+0.31%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close195.73
Open196.46
Bid0.00 x 900
Ask0.00 x 1000
Day's Range194.27 - 196.97
52 Week Range132.63 - 197.47
Volume1,007,594
Avg. Volume1,778,807
Market Cap125.273B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.02
PE Ratio (TTM)27.29
EPS (TTM)7.20
Earnings DateSep 26, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.92 (1.49%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-04-10
1y Target Est194.14
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  • Accenture (ACN) Upgraded to Buy: What Does It Mean for the Stock?
    Zacks

    Accenture (ACN) Upgraded to Buy: What Does It Mean for the Stock?

    Accenture (ACN) might move higher on growing optimism about its earnings prospects, which is reflected by its upgrade to a Zacks Rank 2 (Buy).

  • Senior account executive for Accenture loves flexing "holistic problem-solving muscles"
    American City Business Journals

    Senior account executive for Accenture loves flexing "holistic problem-solving muscles"

    “It’s the intersection of business and technology where I excel at and love flexing my holistic problem-solving muscles,” Anju Bhagat says.

  • SoftBank Will Let People Invest in IPOs With Less Than $10
    Bloomberg

    SoftBank Will Let People Invest in IPOs With Less Than $10

    (Bloomberg) -- SoftBank Corp.’s brokerage unit plans to do something that may be a first in capital markets. It will allow individuals in Japan to participate in initial public offerings with as little as a 1,000-yen note (worth a bit less than a 10-dollar bill).One Tap BUY Co., controlled by the wireless unit of investment giant SoftBank Group Corp., is preparing to start offering such sales as early as March 2020 after obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals. This will mark the first time that investors will be able to subscribe to an IPO by investment amount rather than specified number of shares, said One Tap BUY Chief Executive Officer Masaaki Uchiyama."When you buy food or fuel your car, it’s easier to specify the amount of money you want to spend rather than the volume," Uchiyama said in an interview. "The only thing investors want to know is how much they can gain from $10."SoftBank is going up against competition from Line Corp. and Rakuten Inc. in the race to tap individuals through financial services. Line started an online brokerage with Japan’s biggest bank, Nomura Holdings Inc., this week, while Rakuten last month announced it will start lending and issuing credit cards in the United States. All three are aiming to create and expand new markets, targeting younger and less well-off investors.SoftBank owns 46% of One Tap BUY, while Mizuho Securities Co. holds 13%. Uchiyama, who joined the smartphone-based brokerage in 2016 after stints at the predecessors of SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. and Accenture Plc., became the CEO in July.One Tap BUY will seek an IPO of its own in the next three to five years, the CEO said. Ahead of that, the company plans to raise as much as 3 billion yen ($28 million) from investors by March 2020 to expand its brokerage operation, he added.”As long as we are a unit of SoftBank, we are supposed to seek to become a unicorn,” Uchiyama said.To contact the reporter on this story: Takahiko Hyuga in Tokyo at thyuga@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Takashi Amano at tamano6@bloomberg.net, ;Peter Elstrom at pelstrom@bloomberg.net, Vlad SavovFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Accenture (ACN) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know
    Zacks

    Accenture (ACN) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know

    Accenture (ACN) closed the most recent trading day at $195.73, moving +0.79% from the previous trading session.

  • Semiconductor Industry Leads in Artificial Intelligence Adoption, Accenture Report Finds
    Business Wire

    Semiconductor Industry Leads in Artificial Intelligence Adoption, Accenture Report Finds

    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.

  • The Diverging Paths of Public and Private Blockchains
    Insider Monkey

    The Diverging Paths of Public and Private Blockchains

    During the blockchain hype of 2017 and 2018, it was difficult to establish who exactly needs a blockchain and why. The market became flooded with innovations, ideas, and scams as startups and established enterprises alike looked for ways to profit from the technological revolution. As the hype died down, many critics accused blockchain as being […]

  • Business Wire

    Mortgage Cadence Integrates CoreLogic Print and Ship Solution into Its Enterprise Lending Center

    Integration helps ELC users increase efficiency while improving TRID document compliance

  • Accenture (ACN) Completes Parker Fitzgerald Acquisition
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    Accenture (ACN) Completes Parker Fitzgerald Acquisition

    The acquisition is expected to enhance Accenture's (ACN) services related to the rapidly evolving risk environment and cater to U.K. financial institutions.

  • Business Wire

    Accenture Acquires Parker Fitzgerald, Enhancing Its Risk Advisory and Assurance Capabilities for the Financial Services Industry

    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.

  • Splunk (SPLK) to Report Q2 Earnings: Factors Setting the Tone
    Zacks

    Splunk (SPLK) to Report Q2 Earnings: Factors Setting the Tone

    Splunk's (SPLK) second-quarter fiscal 2020 results are expected to benefit from portfolio strength and robust partner base, which are helping it win new customers.

  • Accenture to Acquire Analytics8 to Boost Digital Capabilities
    Zacks

    Accenture to Acquire Analytics8 to Boost Digital Capabilities

    The acquisition is expected to enhance Accenture's (ACN) innovation and digital capabilities and boost its growing applied intelligence business.

  • Here's Why You Should Retain FLEETCOR (FLT) in Your Portfolio
    Zacks

    Here's Why You Should Retain FLEETCOR (FLT) in Your Portfolio

    FLEETCOR (FLT) continues to benefit from organic revenue growth and strategic acquisitions. Higher interest expenses are a major concern.

  • 5 Reasons to Add Accenture (ACN) Stock to Your Portfolio
    Zacks

    5 Reasons to Add Accenture (ACN) Stock to Your Portfolio

    Accenture (ACN) is steadily gaining traction in its outsourcing as well as consulting businesses.

  • Who Are Accenture's Main Competitors? (ACN)
    Investopedia

    Who Are Accenture's Main Competitors? (ACN)

    Discover the background and services offered by Accenture, along with the history and services offered by Accenture's largest competitors.

  • Accenture (ACN) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know
    Zacks

    Accenture (ACN) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

    Accenture (ACN) closed the most recent trading day at $189.56, moving +1.39% from the previous trading session.

  • Business Wire

    Mortgage Cadence Benchmarking Study Identifies Key Differentiators of High-Performing Lenders

    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.

  • CRAI vs. ACN: Which Stock Should Value Investors Buy Now?
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    CRAI vs. ACN: Which Stock Should Value Investors Buy Now?

    CRAI vs. ACN: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

  • Accenture Federal Services Wins U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Contract to Help Transform Healthcare Delivery for Sailors, Marines and their Families
    Business Wire

    Accenture Federal Services Wins U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Contract to Help Transform Healthcare Delivery for Sailors, Marines and their Families

    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.

  • Accenture (ACN) to Acquire INSITUM to Boost Interactive Suite
    Zacks

    Accenture (ACN) to Acquire INSITUM to Boost Interactive Suite

    The buyout is expected to expand Accenture's (ACN) position as one of the leading experience agencies in the rapidly growing Latin American market.

  • South China Morning Post

    Global fintech investments nosedive as Chinese fundraising falls sharply, report says

    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 Fintech Fundraising Fell in First Half of 2019, with Decline in China Offsetting Gains in the US and Europe, Accenture Analysis Finds
    Business Wire

    Global Fintech Fundraising Fell in First Half of 2019, with Decline in China Offsetting Gains in the US and Europe, Accenture Analysis Finds

    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 to Acquire Analytics8, Australian Analytics and Data Specialists
    Business Wire

    Accenture to Acquire Analytics8, Australian Analytics and Data Specialists

    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.

  • Accenture Falls 3%
    Investing.com

    Accenture Falls 3%

    Investing.com - Accenture (NYSE:ACN) fell by 3.03% to trade at $187.07 by 15:59 (19:59 GMT) on Wednesday on the NYSE exchange.

  • MAXIMUS (MMS) Beats on Q3 Earnings, Narrows 2019 Guidance
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    MAXIMUS (MMS) Beats on Q3 Earnings, Narrows 2019 Guidance

    MAXIMUS's (MMS) third-quarter fiscal 2019 results benefit from the acquisition of citizen engagement centers.

  • Here's Why You Should Retain WEX Stock in Your Portfolio
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    Here's Why You Should Retain WEX Stock in Your Portfolio

    WEX continues to grow organically and strategic acquisitions complement this growth.