Accenture Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 316.48  6.69  2.16%   

Considering the 90-day investment horizon and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Accenture Plc is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Accenture Plc buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding ACN positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Accenture Plc's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
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For the selected time horizon Accenture Plc has a Risk Adjusted Performance of 0.0829, Jensen Alpha of 0.0948, Total Risk Alpha of 0.092, Sortino Ratio of 0.0513 and Treynor Ratio of 0.0814
Macroaxis provides advice on Accenture Plc to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Accenture Plc. Our investment recommendation engine determines the company's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Accenture Plc is not overpriced, please confirm all Accenture Plc fundamentals, including its current valuation, revenue, current ratio, as well as the relationship between the number of shares shorted and cash and equivalents . Given that Accenture Plc has a price to earning of 32.31 X, we suggest you to validate Accenture Plc market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Accenture Plc Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Accenture Plc is unlikely to experience financial distress in the next 2 years
Accenture Plc has a strong financial position based on the latest SEC filings
Over 77.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from Acquisition by Manish Sharma of tradable shares of Accenture Plc subject to Rule 16b-3

Accenture Plc Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Accenture Plc's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Accenture Plc's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Accenture Plc stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Accenture Plc price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Accenture Plc returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Accenture Plc stock.
Mean Return0.13Value At Risk-3.19
Potential Upside4.26Standard Deviation2.08
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Accenture Plc Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(619.19 M)(599.01 M)(599.13 M)(580.13 M)(522.12 M)(563.34 M)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion926.78 M892.76 M1.77 B1.89 B2.17 B2.35 B
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents934.5 M1.07 B2.29 B(247.16 M)(284.23 M)(291.71 M)
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(637.35 M)(1.17 B)(1.3 B)(3.76 B)(3.38 B)(3.47 B)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares(1.89 B)(1.84 B)(1.96 B)(2.64 B)(2.37 B)(2.56 B)
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities(4.2 M)(4.77 M)(6.72 M)(7.8 M)(7.02 M)(7.2 M)
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(1.71 B)(1.86 B)(2.04 B)(2.24 B)(2.01 B)(2.17 B)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(3.71 B)(3.77 B)(4.05 B)(4.93 B)(4.43 B)(4.78 B)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(1.25 B)(1.76 B)(1.89 B)(4.31 B)(3.88 B)(3.98 B)
Net Cash Flow from Operations6.03 B6.63 B8.22 B8.98 B10.32 B8.49 B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash(133.56 M)(38.71 M)16.94 M13.8 M12.42 M13.4 M
Share Based Compensation976.91 M1.09 B1.2 B1.34 B1.54 B1.29 B

Accenture Plc Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Accenture Plc or Technology sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Accenture Plc stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Accenture stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW1.47
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.0494

Accenture Plc Volatility Alert

Accenture Plc has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.01 and kurtosis of 0.43. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Accenture Plc to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Accenture Plc's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Accenture Plc's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Accenture Plc Implied Volatility

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Accenture Plc Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Accenture Plc's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Accenture Plc's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Accenture Plc and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Accenture Plc or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Accenture Plc's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Accenture Plc by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsAccenture PlcPeer Average
Return On Equity32.14 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset12.83 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin11.12 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin16.85 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation191.13 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding632 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.13 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions77.43 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted3.81 M4.71 M
Price to Earning32.31 X28.72 X
Price to Book9.65 X9.51 X
Price to Sales3.30 X11.42 X
Revenue59.59 B9.43 B
Gross Profit16.36 B27.38 B
EBITDA10.04 B3.9 B
Net Income6.63 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents6.71 B2.7 B
Cash per Share10.60 X5.01 X
Total Debt3.49 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.16 %48.70 %
Current Ratio1.27 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share32.20 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations8.19 B971.22 M
Short Ratio1.47 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share9.61 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth2.09 X4.89 X
Number of Employees710 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization196.46 B19.03 B
Total Asset20.61 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings11.12 B9.33 B
Working Capital3.1 B1.48 B
Current Asset11.98 B9.34 B
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Accenture Plc Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as Accenture . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.
Accumulation Distribution15773.3
Daily Balance Of Power1.967647
Rate Of Daily Change1.02
Day Median Price316.07
Day Typical Price316.21
Market Facilitation Index0.0
Price Action Indicator3.76

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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Current Assets17.75 B19.67 B22.62 B19.75 B
Total Assets37.08 B43.18 B49.65 B39.98 B

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Is Accenture Plc's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Accenture Plc. If investors know Accenture will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Accenture Plc listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
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The market value of Accenture Plc is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Accenture that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Accenture Plc's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Accenture Plc's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Accenture Plc's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Accenture Plc's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Accenture Plc's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Accenture Plc value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Accenture Plc's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.