Company Update (NYSE:ACN): Accenture and SAP to Launch New Business Solutions Group to Accelerate Time to Value for Client- and Industry-Specific Cloud-Based Solutions

Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) [at noodls] – NEW YORK and WALLDORF, Germany; March 10, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the creation of a new business group focused on rapidly accelerating the time it takes to jointly …
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Accenture plc (ACN), valued at $53.34B, began trading this morning at $83.82.
 
During the trading session, ACN traded between $83.44 to $84.27 with the price of the stock fluctuating between $69.00 to $85.88 over the last 52 weeks.
 
Priced at 18.58x this year’s forecasted earnings, ACN shares are relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 22.63x forward p/e ratio.
 
The company pays shareholders $1.86 per share annually in dividends, yielding 2.20%.
 
According to a consensus of 19 analysts, the earnings estimate of $1.04 per share would be $0.04 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.00 sequential decrease. The full-year EPS estimate is $4.51, which would be a $0.30 better than last year.
 
The quarterly earnings estimate is predicated on a consensus revenue forecast of $7.21 Billion. If reported, that would be a 2.12% increase over the year-ago quarter.
 
Recently, RBC Capital Mkts Initiated ACN at Outperform (Dec 12, 2013). Previously, Robert W. Baird upgraded ACN from Neutral to Outperform.
 
The average price target for ACN shares by the analysts covering it is $83.80, which is 0.02% below where the stock opened.
 
Summary (NYSE:ACN) :  Accenture plc provides management consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing (BPO) services worldwide. The company operates through Communications, Media & Technology; Financial Services; Health & Public Service; Products; and Resources segments. It offers management consulting services in the finance and enterprise performance, operations, risk management, sales and customer service, strategy, sustainability, and talent and organization management areas; and industry-specific management consulting services. The company also offers system integration consulting services and solutions, including enterprise solutions and enterprise resource planning, industry and functional solutions, information management services, custom solutions, and Microsoft solutions; and technology consulting services and solutions comprising information technology (IT) strategy, infrastructure and IT security consulting, and application modernization and optimization. In addition, it provides technology outsourcing services, such as application outsourcing services; infrastructure outsourcing services in service desk, workplace, data-center, network, security, and IT spend management service areas; and cloud computing, mobility, and embedded software services. Further, the company provides BPO services for business functions and processes, including finance and accounting, human resources, learning and procurement, and others, as well as industry-specific BPO services, such as credit services. It serves communications, electronics and high technology, media and entertainment, banking, capital markets, insurance, health, public service, airlines, freight and logistics, travel, automotive, consumer goods and service, industrial equipment, infrastructure and transportation service, life sciences, retail, chemical, energy, natural resources, and utility industries. Accenture plc has a strategic collaboration with Marriott International, Inc. The company is based in Dublin, Ireland.
 
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