Accenture plc (ACN)

269.47 -1.78%
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Pros
Stock price low relative to the 52-week range
Revenue growth higher than the industry and sector averages
Forward dividend yield higher than the industry and sector averages
Buy analyst rating
Average analyst stock price above current stock price
Cons
Company’s profitability is declining
Forward P/E ratio high relative to industry peers
Forward PEG ratio high relative to industry peers
High short interest

Pros

  1. ACN stock price ($257.30) is close to the 52-week low ($256.34). Perhaps now is a good time to buy? See ACN price chart.
  2. ACN quarterly revenue growth was 14.90%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (10.04% and 11.07%, respectively). See ACN revenue growth chart.
  3. ACN forward dividend yield is 1.74%, higher than the industry (0.54%) and sector (0.33%) forward dividend yields. See ACN forward dividend chart.
  4. ACN average analyst rating is Buy. See ACN analyst rating chart.
  5. ACN average analyst price target ($318.24) is above its current price ($257.30). See ACN price target chart.

Cons

  1. ACN profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -0.57 percentage points. See ACN profitability chart.
  2. ACN forward P/E ratio is 19.88, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See ACN forward P/E ratio chart.
  3. ACN PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.75, which is high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See ACN PEG chart.
  4. ACN short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.07. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ACN short interest ratio chart.