QS Investors LLC Decreases Position in Accenture PLC

Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 179,083 shares of the company's stock, valued at $24,181,577.49. Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 53,430 shares of the information technology services provider's stock worth $6,405,000 after purchasing an additional 3,821 shares during the period. Finally, Harbour Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Accenture Plc during the 1st quarter worth approximately $122,000. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $139.49. About 484,530 shares traded.

Stifel Financial Corp lifted its position in shares of Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN) by 54.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500. Canal Insurance Company sold 21,000 shares as the company's stock rose 4.85% with the market. The stock has a market capitalization of $73.46 billion, a PE ratio of 18.36 and a beta of 1.22. WI increased its stake in Accenture PLC by 0.5% in the second quarter.

About 751,099 shares traded. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has risen 24.03% since October 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.33% the S&P500.

September 22 investment analysts at Baird left the stock rating at "Equal-Weight" and raised the price expectation to $140.00 from $104.00. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "buy" rating and set a $150.00 price objective on shares of Accenture PLC in a report on Sunday, October 1st. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 28 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Manchester Capital Management LLC now owns 920 shares of the information technology services provider's stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 60 shares during the period. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, September 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated a "buy" rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of Accenture PLC in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Goldman Sachs downgraded Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Monday, April 3. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $128 target. Accenture PLC now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $141.84. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, February 19. Berenberg Bank set a $140.00 price target on Accenture PLC and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday, June 24th. As of quarter end Arcadia Investment Management Corp/mi had sold a total of 1,555 shares trimming its stake by 2.3%. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) on Thursday, September 28 with "Buy" rating. Cooke Bieler Lp has 0.87% invested in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) for 366,533 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.30, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. Retirement Systems of Alabama grew its holdings in shares of Accenture PLC by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. 64 funds opened positions while 133 raised stakes. Fernwood Investment Ltd Liability Corporation reported 8,900 shares or 0.71% of all its holdings. 3,461 are held by Sequoia Advsr Ltd Liability Corp. Institutional investors own 77.69% of the company's stock. Advisor reported 9,596 shares. Ahl Prtn Llp holds 15,027 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York stated it has 324,840 shares. Commonwealth Bank & Trust Of Australia reported 0.07% in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). Chevy Chase Trust reported 0.04% stake. The dividend payment will be $0.665 per share for the quarter or $2.66 on an annualized basis. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management has 49,008 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Accenture Plc had a net margin of 10.20% and a return on equity of 43.70%. On Monday, June 5 the insider Gutmann Kathleen M. sold $214,980. On Tuesday, May 30 the insider Kremer Wesley D sold $164,731. The insider Kennedy Thomas A sold 10,703 shares worth $1.73M.

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The company is trading up since yesterday's close of 138.62. The ex-dividend date will be Wednesday October 18th, 2017.

Madison Investment Holdings Inc, which manages about $5.41B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Crown Holdings Inc. The total value of its holdings increased 6.7%.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.15, from 1.27 in 2017Q1. 208.75 million shares or 1.40% less from 211.71 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ronald Blue And Ltd owns 12,146 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Boulegeris has 8,715 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt, Sweden-based fund reported 15,802 shares. Numeric Invsts Ltd Co reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested in 293,058 shares. Stanley has 0.2% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. Vantage Inv Llc invested in 0.02% or 493 shares. Moreover, Pictet Asset Mngmt has 0.02% invested in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). In the latest earnings report the EPS was $5.44 and is expected to be $6.56 for the current year with 617,515,000 shares presently outstanding. After $1.35 actual EPS reported by China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.70% negative EPS growth.

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