Accenture Plc (ACN) CEO Sells $5235442.08 in Stock

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 48,468,073 shares of the information technology services provider's stock worth $5,994,531,000 after buying an additional 1,088,676 shares during the last quarter. The company has a market cap of $71.87 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.08 and a beta of 1.17. In the last three months, insiders have sold 82,116 shares of company stock valued at $12,211,924. About 3.13M shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

(AET) by 85.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 20,708 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $19.91M, up from 20,244 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in Accenture by 0.8% in the second quarter. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $159.11. About 635,014 shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 28.84% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. (NYSE:GME), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Crest Nicholson Holdings Plc had 130 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 24. The firm has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, May 26. The rating was upgraded by Societe Generale on Monday, September 26 to "Buy". KeyCorp boosted their target price on shares of Accenture from $157.00 to $172.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research note on Saturday, December 30th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, December 10 by SunTrust. On Thursday, September 7 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy".

Analysts await Aetna Inc. During the same quarter previous year, the business posted $1.28 EPS. After $0.54 actual EPS reported by GameStop Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 272.22% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. The company reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.09. 80 funds opened positions while 232 raised stakes. Beaufort Securities maintained the shares of CRST in report on Wednesday, January 27 with "Buy" rating. Paloma Prns Mgmt holds 0.04% or 19,199 shares. 95,743 are owned by Balyasny Asset Limited Company. Parkside Fin Savings Bank Trust holds 1,030 shares. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.23% of the company's stock. Manchester Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0.02% or 920 shares. Washington holds 108,660 shares or 0.87% of its portfolio. The insider McCarthy Margaret M sold 10,288 shares worth $1.68 million. Northwest Investment Counselors Ltd Llc reported 1.11% stake. Lpl Fincl Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in GameStop Corp. (NYSE:RSG) for 181,700 shares. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of ACN in report on Thursday, June 15 with "Buy" rating. Prudential Inc accumulated 1.92M shares. Glg Lc reported 32,200 shares or 0.28% of all its holdings.

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Accenture (NYSE:ACN)'s stock had its "hold" rating reiterated by stock analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares in a report released on Tuesday, December 26th. Therefore 36% are positive. United Services Automobile Association's holdings in Accenture PLC were worth $68,617,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Finally, Barclays upped their price objective on Accenture from $124.00 to $135.00 and gave the stock an "equal weight" rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, September 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Monday, March 28. Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Ins Communications holds 2.96% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) or 25,000 shares. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 13 by Berenberg. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, February 2 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, December 21 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, December 22 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with "Buy".

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 40 investors sold Accenture plc shares while 370 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 315 raised stakes. The hedge funds in our partner's database now have: 461.53 million shares, down from 466.45 million shares in 2017Q2. Wetherby Asset Mgmt reported 0.44% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Peoples Finance Services reported 0.14% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Crawford Inv Counsel Inc holds 1.76% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 401,354 shares. Chicago Equity Partners Limited Liability Corporation has 0.45% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). 154 are held by Valley Advisers Inc. Of Oklahoma invested 1.8% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Manchester Capital Management LLC now owns 920 shares of the information technology services provider's stock worth $114,000 after purchasing an additional 60 shares during the last quarter. Caprock Gp Inc has 0.21% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Whitnell And accumulated 13,214 shares or 0.78% of the stock.

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc increased Fastenal Co (NASDAQ:FAST) stake by 37,895 shares to 133,651 valued at $6.09 million in 2017Q3. Following the sale, the insider now owns 21,034 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,474,650.10. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in Accenture by 23.4% during the second quarter.

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