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Accenture Plc: (NYSE: ACN)

(U.S: NYSE) As of Apr 16, 2014 04:00 PM ET

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$79.11 USD

+0.19 (0.24%)

Volume: 3,771,274

Zacks Rank : 2-Buy [?]   2      

This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.94%
2 Buy 19.04%
3 Hold 10.56%
4 Sell 4.8%
5 Strong Sell 2.59%
S&P 500 10.39%

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Industry / Sector Report

Industry: CONSULTING

Zacks Industry Rank: 196 / 265 (Bottom 26.04%)

Rank in Industry:

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Top Peers Symbol Zacks Rank
ACCENTURE PLC ACN
BUREAU VERITAS BVRDF
CORP EXEC BRD CEB
NV5 HOLDING INC NVEE
ACCRETIVE HLTH ACHI
CBIZ INC CBZ
CRA INTL INC CRAI
EXPONENT INC EXPO
FRANKLIN COVEY FC
GARTNER INC -A IT

Recommendations and Estimates

Company Industry SP500
Average Recommendation (1=Buy, 5=Sell) 2.11 1.96 9.99
Current Quarter Estimate 1.21 1.14 28.22
Year Ago Quarter Estimate 1.14 1.16 25.77
Next Quarter Estimate 1.15 1.14 29.62
Next Year Estimate 4.92 0.95 26.36

Growth Rates

Company Industry SP500
This Year (7.9) 7.90 9.80 11.70
Next Year (8.4) 8.40 15.30 8.40
Last 5 Years 11.50 6.10 5.70
Next 5 Years 10.80 15.30 NA

Financials

Company Industry
Price/Earnings (TTM) 18.23 21.12
Price/Book (MRQ) 8.69 2.27
Price/Cash Flow (MRFY) 15.15 14.00
Dividend Yield 2.36% 0.00%
Net Profit Margin (TTM) 9.79% 9.79%
Return on Equity (TTM) 51.65% 26.15%
Debt to Equity (MRQ) 0.00 0.33

MRQ = Most Recent Quarter

TTM = Trailing Twelve Months

MRFY = Most Recent Fiscal Year

Note: Company and S&P 500 ratios relating to share price calculated daily; all others calculated weekly or in accordance with company earnings announcement. Industry medians calculated weekly.