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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN) Position Reduced by Webster Bank NA

Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc sold 8,938 shares as Chevron (ACN)'s stock declined 0.21%. The institutional investor held 15,841 shares of the business services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $1.86 million, down from 24,012 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chevron now has $86.87 billion valuation. Vigilant Capital Management LLC now owns 101,619 shares of the information technology services provider's stock worth $12,568,000 after purchasing an additional 1,780 shares during the last quarter. Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since September 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500. Hikari Tsushin Inc sold 49,680 shares as Johnson And Johnson (JNJ)'s stock rose 6.85%.

Hawkins Capital Lp, which manages about $1.60 billion and $312.62M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Southwest Airls Co (NYSE:LUV) by 10,000 shares to 171,000 shares, valued at $8.52 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing.

More notable recent Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Accenture Opens Digital Hub in Singapore, Expands Globally" on September 14, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Accenture Acquires VERAX For Canada Banking Tech" published on August 25, 2017, Zacks.com published: "Apple, Accenture Partner to Penetrate Enterprise Community" on August 31, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 48 investors sold Accenture Plc shares while 379 reduced holdings. 466.12 million shares or 9.23% more from 426.72 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Curbstone Mgmt accumulated 0.24% or 3,250 shares. California-based Violich Mgmt Inc has invested 1.73% in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). Mairs And Pwr Inc has 3,039 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $135.00 price objective on shares of Accenture PLC in a report on Monday, May 29th. The firm owned 2,507 shares of the information technology services provider's stock after selling 13 shares during the quarter. Metropolitan Life Communication New York holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) for 335,220 shares. About 1.48M shares traded. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Friday, March 24. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its stake in shares of Accenture PLC by 7.3% in the second quarter. Alabama-based Regions has invested 0.03% in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). Sheets Smith Wealth Management reported 21,130 shares. Martingale Asset Ltd Partnership accumulated 212,543 shares.

About 2,111 shares traded. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Accenture PLC from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday. Therefore 57% are positive. The original version of this report can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/09/15/honkamp-krueger-financial-services-inc-has-416000-position-in-accenture-plc-acn.html. On Tuesday, July 12 the stock rating was initiated by Pacific Crest with "Overweight". ACN's SI was 12.43M shares in September as released by FINRA. They issued a "buy" rating and a $150.00 target price for the company. The rating was initiated by Bank of America with "Buy" on Tuesday, September 12. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, July 28 by Cowen & Co. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, June 15 report. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on shares of Accenture PLC from $138.00 to $146.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. The information technology services provider posted $1.52 Earnings per share for the period, hitting the Thomson Reuters' average forecast of $1.52. the company reported sales of $8.87 B for the period end, compared to the average forecast of $8.82 B. Accenture had a ROE of 43.96% and a net profit margin of 9.92%. the firms end of quarter revenue went up 5.1% on a YOY basis. for the same period in the prior fiscal year, the public company disclosed $1.41 EPS. experts anticipate that Accenture to post $5.90 earnings per share for the financial year.

It is down 0.90% since September 14, 2016 and is uptrending. Its down 0.08, from 1.3 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 63 investors sold JNJ shares while 834 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 731 raised stakes. Thomas Story And Son Limited Liability Com owns 77,265 shares for 5.44% of their portfolio. Stratos Wealth Prtn Limited holds 30,885 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. The Kentucky-based Barr E S has invested 3.74% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Fuller And Thaler Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 8,800 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $83.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.88 and a beta of 1.11. 11,410 were accumulated by Whitnell & Comm. It also upped Horizon Pharma Plc (NASDAQ:HZNP) stake by 167,000 shares and now owns 259,100 shares. Ledyard Bancorp stated it has 0.05% in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). Utd Capital Advisers Limited Liability invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). Starr Interest has 20,000 shares. Bailard has 69,676 shares for 0.74% of their portfolio.

Among 33 analysts covering National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV), 10 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. RPM International had 12 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, December 22 with "Equal Weight". On Wednesday, May 24 the stock rating was downgraded by SunTrust to "Hold". The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has "Buy" rating given on Sunday, August 27 by RBC Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $123 target. On Thursday, February 4 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Market Perform".



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