162.91 +0.02 (0.01%)
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|Bid||155.50 x 800|
|Ask||166.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||161.51 - 163.25|
|52 Week Range||127.26 - 168.95|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||26.09|
|Earnings Date||Sep 26, 2018 - Oct 1, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.66 (1.61%)|
|1y Target Est||171.96|
Accenture has been named to the Winner’s Circle and positioned as the overall leader in innovation, ahead of 24 other competitors, in HFS Research’s 2018 Software Product Engineering Services Blueprint Report.
In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators that the social media site was hiring dozens more Burmese speakers to review hate speech posted in Myanmar. In March, a United Nations investigator said Facebook was used to incite violence and hatred against the Muslim minority group.
The recently announced acquisitions are likely to boost Accenture's (ACN) presence in North America as well as its Industry X.0's potential in outlining innovative products and services.
Accenture’s (ACN) acquisition goals have been easily met by its FCF (free cash flow) generation. In the last five years, the tech giant has made ~$5 billion in acquisitions, maintaining a run-rate of ~$995 million per year. Meanwhile, it has generated an average FCF of $3.7 billion per year.
To complement its Industry X.0 platform, Accenture (ACN) has bought hardware engineering company Mindtribe and signed a deal to acquire software company Pillar Technology. Mindtribe develops innovative connected hardware embedded with digital services to improve customers’ experience. Pillar Technology also combines physical products with digital services, which could help Accenture lure more clients.
Accenture (ACN) strengthens its digital marketing capabilities through some significant acquisitions, including HO Communication, Reactive Media and Acquity Group.
IBM’s (IBM) Technology Services & Cloud Platforms segment, which contributes ~43% of the company’s business, seems to be improving, driven by its infrastructure services. The segment has seen double-digit growth, fueled by enterprises’ growing demand for migrating their data to the cloud.
Accenture (ACN) has formed a strategic alliance with and made a minority investment in Malong Technologies, an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Malong has been recognized by global companies and organizations and analyst firms as an AI pioneer and innovation leader.
Accenture (ACN) has been positioned in the “Winner’s Circle” in the HFS Blueprint for Workday Human Capital Management Services (HCM) 2018 for its excellence in execution and innovation. Accenture was recognized for its full range of services that support Workday HCM applications, global resources and scale, ability to tailor solutions for specific industries and business, and overall vision for both Workday services and human resources. The report also noted that Accenture has one of the largest pool of HCM certified consultants which includes more than 1,200 dedicated Workday professionals with more than 2,500 Workday certifications.
Pillar Technology LLC has agreed to acquisition by global IT consulting firm Accenture Plc as it expands its smart-vehicle and other embedded software capabilities.
Accenture (ACN) has made two major moves to expand its Industry X.0 practice. The company acquired hardware engineering firm Mindtribe and entered into an agreement to buy smart embedded software company Pillar Technology. The two acquisitions will significantly boost Accenture’s ability to help companies redefine smart connected software and physical products as the lines blur between the physical and digital world.
As it expands its San Antonio operations, international consulting firm Accenture LLP is focused on building a broader pipeline for technology talent through apprenticeship and mentoring while seeking to match an appropriate level of tech expertise to a given task, its top local executive told the Business Journal. The Dublin, Ireland-based subsidiary Accenture Federal Services LLC has two offices in San Antonio, while the Accenture parent company has a third office. Combined, the centers employ more than 1,500 workers and provide technology services for clients.
Iranian hackers are developing software attacks that render computer systems inoperable until a digital ransom is paid, a new report says, a threat that comes as the U.S. moves to reimpose tough economic sanctions on the country. PLC’s iDefense cybersecurity-intelligence group have tracked five new types of so-called ransomware they say were built by hackers in Iran. The ransomware appears to be an attempt to secure payments in digital currencies such as bitcoin, Jim Guinn, head of Accenture’s industrial cybersecurity business, said in an interview.
Home Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Home Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: "HBCP"), has implemented the Loan Fulfillment Center (LFC) from Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture (ACN) company. Available through the Mortgage Cadence cloud for swift accessibility, LFC is an out-of-the-box retail loan origination platform capable of handling mortgage requirements from application to closing and delivery. After a quick 90-day implementation, Home Bank is now live on the platform and also using its integrated Borrower Center, an intuitive online origination portal.
Organizations and critical infrastructure will likely experience a greater number of, and more-destructive cyberattacks, including physical damage perpetrated by highly funded rogue nation states and cybercriminals looking to disrupt business operations, make money or spy on targets, according to a new report from Accenture (ACN). The Cyber Threatscape Report 2018 examines trends in cyber threats observed and analyzed during the first half of the year and explores how cyber incidents might evolve over the next six months. The report is based on intelligence collection and analysis from Accenture Security’s iDefense threat intelligence operations, including research using primary and secondary open-source materials.
Accenture (ACN) has welcomed its first class of apprentices to its innovation hub in Columbus. The company teamed with Columbus State Community College to recruit students and recent graduates to participate in the year-long program, which is designed to give the apprentices hands-on experience with advanced technologies.
Accenture (ACN) has been named a Leader in Forrester’s latest report1 on next-generation SAP products service providers. “We’re thrilled to be recognized by Forrester as a leader in next-generation SAP product service providers, as we continue to develop our SAP portfolio.
In order to boost its Interactive Group’s business, Accenture (ACN) continues to acquire digital marketing companies. In July, Accenture finally completed the acquisition of Shanghai-based digital marketing group HO Communication. In May, the tech giant struck a deal with the Shanghai-based firm to acquire its assets. However, the financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. After the acquisition, HO Communication has become a part of the Accenture Interactive unit.
In July, Accenture (ACN) teamed up with Google (GOOGL) to launch the Accenture Google Cloud Business Group (or AGBG). Supporting teams from both companies will be present in the AGBG unit. AGBG Group customers can easily leverage Accenture’s marketing, technical, and support expertise along with the Google Cloud product suite, which can help them boost their business productivity and efficiency and save on costs.
Accenture (ACN) has secured a $27.3 million order from the Library of Congress to build a new data center. The contract period may take one to two years, depending on the time taken to shift the library data to the new data center. According to the deal, AFS (Accenture Federal Services) will build a new data center for the library’s data infrastructure.
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Accenture (ACN) has been positioned in the “Winner’s Circle” as the leader in both execution and innovation in the HFS Industry Blueprint: Utility Operations 2018 report. The report analyzed how well 18 service providers met their utility clients’ needs across the operations value chain by providing industry-specific services, solutions and capabilities and supporting and enabling the digital transformation of utilities. The top performers like Accenture best realized the eight ideals of the As-a-Service economy, demonstrating more agility and collaborative relationships with clients, with a focus on shared outcomes, while driving new value through smarter combinations of talent and technology.
Accenture (ACN) today opened an innovation hub in Canberra, providing defence and national security organisations in Australia and New Zealand with access to the latest technology innovations and digital solutions to help them innovate and stay ahead of an evolving threat landscape. Designed with a human-centric focus, the hub is a vibrant collaborative environment that encourages co-creation and breakthrough thinking between employees, defence and security agencies, and other digital innovators. “Defence organisations need to increase their resilience to emerging threats and require secure, innovative and flexible delivery capabilities, often on tight turnaround,” said Matt Gollings, Accenture’s defence & national security lead in Australia and New Zealand.
Accenture (ACN) has named Gene Reznik chief strategy officer, succeeding Omar Abbosh, who the company previously announced has been appointed group chief executive – Communications, Media & Technology. Mr. Reznik is currently senior managing director – Technology Ecosystem & Ventures with responsibility for leading all facets of the Accenture ecosystem and venturing lifecycle, including setting strategy, forming and managing strategic partnerships, developing relationships with venture capital firms and start-ups, and driving Accenture’s innovation agenda.