Accenture (ACN) Given "Hold" Rating at SunTrust Banks

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Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 179,083 shares in the company, valued at $24,181,577.49. The institutional investor held 77,831 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.88M, up from 64,677 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has a market capitalization of $100,458.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.76, a P/E/G ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 1.08. The stock increased 1.17% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $34.64. Ubs Asset Americas holds 2.76M shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. OM Asset Management plc (NYSE:OMAM) has risen 4.82% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 47.26% the S&P500. Accenture has a 1 year low of $112.31 and a 1 year high of $153.75. Mcrae Capital Management Inc sold 2,640 shares as Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN)'s stock declined 0.21%. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC's holdings in Accenture PLC were worth $262,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The stock increased 0.63% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $160.11. About 1.27M shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. Blue Ridge Cap Limited Liability Corp reported 58,000 shares. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of CRST in report on Monday, June 5 with "Hold" rating. The institutional investor owned 45,564 shares of the information technology services provider's stock after purchasing an additional 4,423 shares during the period. 171,262 are held by Texas Permanent School Fund. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advsrs Llp Ma owns 147,318 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ:URBN). Swiss Fincl Bank owns 0% invested in Urban Outfitters, Inc. Amica Mutual Ins owns 83,343 shares for 0.29% of their portfolio. Numeric Invsts holds 0.01% or 10,200 shares. Valley Natl Advisers reported 0.01% stake. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Accenture by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Invest accumulated 0% or 131,500 shares. Massachusetts Services Ma holds 41.93 million shares. Hudock Capital Grp Limited Liability Corp owns 17 shares.

Stadion Money Management Llc, which manages about $6.01B and $3.09 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr Index Shs Fds (QEMM) by 17,109 shares to 323,701 shares, valued at $19.78 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also upped Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) stake by 49,275 shares and now owns 3.10 million shares. On Monday, August 7 the insider LEVINSON ARTHUR D sold $5.52M. The company was upgraded on Monday, September 26 by Societe Generale. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $126.31. Therefore 50% are positive. General Electric Company had 81 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Monday, March 28 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Hold" on Friday, June 16. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, December 22 by Cowen & Co. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, September 1 report. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, October 23 with "Overweight" rating. Insiders sold 83,325 shares of company stock worth $11,479,125 over the last quarter. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday, August 21 with "Hold" rating.

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Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) has received an average recommendation of "Buy" from the twenty-six research firms that are now covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Therefore 54% are positive. Accenture PLC had a net margin of 12.34% and a return on equity of 46.99%. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) on Wednesday, September 20 with "Buy" rating. Nomura has "Buy" rating and $185.0 target. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Hold" on Friday, September 29. As per Sunday, October 15, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of ACN in report on Thursday, June 15 with "Buy" rating. Finally, Barclays boosted their price target on Accenture from $124.00 to $135.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Accenture from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Beaufort Securities maintained the shares of CRST in report on Wednesday, January 27 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 12 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in Q3 2017. The information technology services provider reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.67 by $0.12. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its holdings in shares of Accenture by 18.9% in the second quarter. 461.53 million shares or 1.06% less from 466.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Private Wealth Advsr holds 0.2% or 3,522 shares. Wealthtrust Fairport Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.58% in eBay Inc. Moreover, Pnc Fin Service Gp Inc has 0.02% invested in eBay Inc. Parsec accumulated 10,120 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Patten Gru holds 2,295 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. 878.69 million shares or 1.02% less from 887.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ferguson Wellman Cap Mngmt, Oregon-based fund reported 2,434 shares. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.14% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.58 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Accenture Plc will post 6.64 EPS for the current fiscal year. Kanawha Cap Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.22% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Oppenheimer Asset Management accumulated 367 shares. Covington Advisors reported 2.03% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Arcadia Management Corp Mi reported 2.68% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). 61,511 are owned by Mcrae Cap. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Fool.com and their article: "Accenture plc Dives Deeper Into "The New" published on December 22, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Accenture Reports Results That Reflect Accelerating Growth" with publication date: December 21, 2017.

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