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Massachusetts Financial Services Company Holds Position in Accenture Plc Ireland

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Glenmede Trust Company Na increased its stake in Accenture Plc (ACN) by 8.26% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baldwin Limited accumulated 12,490 shares or 0.62% of the stock. The institutional investor held 43.99 million shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $5.44 billion, up from 42.70 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. For the next 5 years, Accenture plc is expecting Growth of 9.64% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 9.27% per annum. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 9,979 shares of the information technology services provider's stock worth $1,348,000 after purchasing an additional 383 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group has 48.47 million shares for 0.3% of their portfolio. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500. Therefore 54% are positive. Tracon Pharmaceuticals Inc had 4 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Thursday, July 7. Evercore ISI upped their price target on shares of Accenture from $148.00 to $162.00 and gave the company a "reduce" rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. The company was upgraded on Monday, September 26 by Societe Generale. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with "Buy" rating and $13500 target in Monday, May 29 report. Accenture now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $144.16. The company was maintained on Friday, December 18 by RBC Capital Markets. Moreover, Hendershot Invs has 1.52% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Covington Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 41,230 shares of the information technology services provider's stock valued at $4,943,000 after purchasing an additional 1,205 shares in the last quarter. First Rep Bk San Francisco C (NYSE:FRC) was raised too. Investors of record on Thursday, October 19th were issued a dividend of $1.33 per share. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 49 investors sold ACN shares while 348 reduced holdings. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its holdings in shares of Accenture by 0.8% during the third quarter. 466.45 million shares or 0.50% more from 464.13 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rockefeller Ser stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Lord Abbett & Limited Liability Co has invested 0.07% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt System has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Cam Group Holding A acquired 6,583 shares as Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc (JAZZ)'s stock rose 8.72%. Engineers Gate Manager LP holds 0.32% or 22,313 shares in its portfolio. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI lifted its holdings in shares of Accenture by 0.8% in the first quarter.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Accenture plc now shows a Weekly Performance of 0.61%, where Monthly Performance is 3.97%, Quarterly performance is 13.19%, 6 Months performance is 17.71% and yearly performance percentage is 23.93%. Legacy Cap Prtn holds 2.47% or 36,859 shares in its portfolio. 12,863 are held by Lenox Wealth Inc. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating USA Truck, 0 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold". RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ACN in report on Friday, September 15 with "Buy" rating. Connor Clark And Lunn Management holds 0.06% or 74,997 shares in its portfolio. ACN's profit will be $1.02 billion for 22.07 P/E if the $1.66 EPS becomes a reality. The information technology services provider reported $1.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.01.

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Among 21 analysts covering Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Jazz Pharmaceuticals had 63 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Robert W. Baird. On Thursday, August 17 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to "Underweight". Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "buy" rating and set a $150.00 price objective on shares of Accenture in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, March 27 by Stifel Nicolaus.

The business also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, November 9 by Mizuho. KeyCorp reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $149.00 price objective on shares of Accenture in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Bernstein initiated the stock with "Market Perform" rating in Wednesday, November 25 report. The stock of TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $30,130 activity. On Monday, June 5 the insider O'HERLIHY CHRISTOPHER A sold $5.25 million.

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