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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ACN. The maximum price target given was 145, which equates to a potential upside of 13.14 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 110, implying potential capital losses of -14.17 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.35 percent. That number becomes 0.69 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

ACN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.27 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of ACN is 5.32.

ACN has a 52-week high of 129.70 and a 52-week low of 108.83. Today's price is 17.76 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 1.19 percent. ACN has a P/E 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 market cap of ACN is $85.75 billion. ACN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.