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Pierre Nanterme Sells 39499 Shares of Accenture Plc (ACN) Stock

Pierre Nanterme Sells 39499 Shares of Accenture Plc (ACN) Stock”

In other news, insider Julie Spellman Sweet sold 1,974 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 21st. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 4,297,555 shares of the information technology services provider's stock valued at $515,189,000 after buying an additional 1,202,048 shares in the last quarter. About 575,825 shares traded or 1133.27% up from the average. It has outperformed by 31.14% the S&P500.

Praesidium Investment Management Company Llc decreased Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) stake by 0.32% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The company had Year Ago Sales of 8.49 Billion. The Congress Asset Management Company holds 405,293 shares with $50.13M value, down from 414,015 last quarter. Accenture Plc Ireland now has $89.02 billion valuation. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 978 shares of the information technology services provider's stock worth $117,000 after purchasing an additional 19 shares in the last quarter.

Vantage Investment Advisors Llc increased Accenture Plc (ACN) stake by 18.43% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.22, from 1.19 in 2017Q1. 146 funds opened positions while 731 raised stakes. Comerica Bank holds 20,633 shares. Forward Management Ltd Company holds 5,665 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Nomura Inc reported 47,062 shares. Praesidium Invest Management Co Limited Liability Company holds 7.95% or 810,939 shares in its portfolio. Piedmont Advsr Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.01% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). It also reduced Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) stake by 722,800 shares and now owns 2.03M shares. Deprince Race And Zollo Incorporated reported 1.05% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. 36,360 were reported by Columbia Asset Mgmt. (NYSE:JPM). Univest Of Pennsylvania owns 51,137 shares.

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The counter witnessed a trading volume of 2.46 million shares versus an average volume of 1.84 million shares during last trading session. $568,100 worth of stock was sold by BACON ASHLEY on Thursday, May 11.

Analysts await JPMorgan Chase & Co. They expect $0.42 EPS, up 68.00% or $0.17 from last year's $0.25 per share. This translates into $934.90M profit for ACN giving the stock a 23.61 P/E. After $-0.19 actual EPS reported by CareDx Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Mairs & Power Inc increased Oasis Petroleum Inc (NYSE:OAS) stake by 121,400 shares to 352,620 valued at $2.84 million in 2017Q2. Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC) was raised too.

Among 22 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Accenture plc is 8.85 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 9.12 Billion. Finally, Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $160.00 price objective on shares of Accenture Plc in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Nomura maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Thursday, April 14 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Monday, March 28. (NYSE:JPM) rating on Wednesday, April 26. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research on Tuesday, September 8 to "Buy". Barclays Capital maintained it with "Equalweight" rating and $110 target in Monday, March 28 report. Bernstein downgraded JPMorgan Chase & Co. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, May 20 report. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, June 16 by Morgan Stanley. The Firm provides management and technology consulting services. (NYSE:MKC) stake by 3,552 shares to 13,341 valued at $1.30 million in 2017Q2. It also upped F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ:FFIV) stake by 70,707 shares and now owns 528,120 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 49 investors sold ACN shares while 348 reduced holdings.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in ACN. The latest exchange of 0.65 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 869.54 Million shares. 111,115 are held by Asset Advisors Corp. Private State Bank And has invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). Da Davidson & Com, Montana-based fund reported 9,522 shares. First National Tru stated it has 11,178 shares. About shares traded. Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since September 25, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock of Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, March 28 by JP Morgan. Fiduciary Mgmt Wi invested 5.22% in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). Citadel Advsrs reported 35,957 shares. Willingdon Wealth Management invested in 7,794 shares or 0.38% of the stock. New York-based First Manhattan has invested 0.95% in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN).

More notable recent Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Accenture to Open Innovation Center in Atlanta Next Summer" on September 21, 2017, also Bizjournals.com with their article: "Accenture to add 800 jobs in Atlanta, a "key market" for the Fortune 500 firm ..." published on September 20, 2017, Zacks.com published: "Accenture (ACN) to Report Q4 Earnings: What's in Store?" on September 26, 2017.



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