Analyst Ratings for Accenture PLC Cl A (ACN)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Accenture PLC Cl A (NYSE:ACN) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, ACN was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 16 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 13 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ACN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 145, implying a possible profit of 13.14 percent. The minimum price target given was 110, which equates to a potential downside of -14.17 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.35 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.43 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of ACN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.27 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of ACN is 5.32.

ACN has traded between a high of 129.70 and a low of 108.83 over the past year. Currently the stock is 17.76 percent higher than its low, and 1.19 percent below the high. ACN has a price/earnings ratio of 22.72. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ACN value stock report compares ACN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $85.75 billion. ACN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.