Accenture plc (ACN) – Full Trading Performance Analysis

    Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Accenture plc (ACN) was $180.83. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $181.42, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $182.02. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $179.66 and a 2nd Support Level at $178.50. Accenture plc (ACN) stock has gained $2.22, or 1.24%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $13.89, or 8.32%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $28.98, or 19.08%. This year-to-date, Accenture plc (ACN) shares have gained $39.82, or 28.24%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Accenture plc (ACN) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 75% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 671,962 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $121,510,888K. Accenture plc (ACN) generates $41,603 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $4,060 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 18.74%, a 3-Year Total Return of 60.14%, and a 5-year Total Return of 127.86%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 64.20%, with its most recent dividend valued at $1.460 per share on 04/10/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.61%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 2.92.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Feb-19, Accenture plc (ACN) reported earnings of $1.73 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.57 per share, representing a 0.16 difference and 10.38% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Nov-18, the reported earnings of $1.96 represented a 0.1 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.86 per share, which was a 5.47% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 05/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.88 per share. This estimate came from a total of 11 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.95 and the low estimate was $1.85. In the year-ago quarter, Accenture plc (ACN) generated per-share earnings of $1.79. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +5.03% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 39 purchases (46,154 shares in total) and 52 sale (107,381 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 109 insider buys amounting to 255,103 shares and 106 insider sales amounting to 301,620 shares. In the past full year, 190 insider purchases were made (involving 557,204 shares) and 188 insider sell-offs equivalent to 519,257 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Accenture plc (ACN) has a Current Ratio of 1.34, a Quick Ratio of 1.34 and a Cash Ratio of 0.50. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 0.24, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 0.24, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 0.10. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 0.19 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 0.19.