Accenture plc (ACN) Stock Forecast & Predictions

Accenture plc - Class A ACN: $343

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  • Market Cap$228.59B
  • Change (52 Weeks)62.10%
  • Low (52 Weeks)$207.65
  • Accenture plc (ACN) Forecast Based on Technical Analysis


    Neutral
    Based on 16 Technical Indicators where 31.25% are on Buy, 18.75% on Sell, and 50.00% Neutral.

    According to the market data, Accenture plc (ACN) stock price is $343 and the 52 weeks low is $207.65, which means the Accenture plc stock price is up 62.10% in the last 12 months.

    Accenture plc (ACN) Stock Price has been Trending Strongly with an ADX reading of 33.26 as per the Weekly Chart.

    A Upward trend indicates that Accenture plc (ACN) Stock Price may keep going up, with temporary Retracement (the process of stock price bouncing because of short term profit taking by the traders and investors).

    Technical Indicators are algorithms that are used mostly by Technical traders to predict the price action of a stock.

    Based on our analysis of 16 technical indicators, 31.25% are indicating that ACN Stock price might rise further, 18.75% indicating that ACN Stock price might fall, and 50.00% are in a neutral position.

    Based on these technical algorithms, overall ACN stock price has a Neutral Signal, which means the stock price has the potential to move either up or down, depending on the nature of consolidating market phase, since majority of indicators are providing a neutral signal.

    Accenture plc (ACN) Stock Forecast By Analysts


    Strong Buy
    Analysts Recommendations for Accenture plc (ACN) is based on 31 Institutional Analyst Ratings where 48.39% are on Strong Buy, 22.58% on Moderate Buy, 29.03% remains on Hold, 0.00% are on Moderate Sell and 0.00% are on Strong Sell.

    Out of 31 Institutional Analysts, majority recommended ACN stock as Strong Buy. Since most investors and traders follow analyst ratings closely, this can be a potentially driving factor for the future stock price of Accenture plc.

    Accenture plc (ACN) Stock Price Prediction By Analysts


    HighLowAverage
    $467.25$292.90$350.89
    $350.892.3% Upside
    Updated: 2021-09-19 00:00:00

    The Average Price target for ACN set by the institutional analysts is $350.89 where High Estimate is $467.25, Median $346.8 and Low $292.90.

    The average price target for ACN by Institutional Analysts is $350.89, which is 2.3% Upside from the current price. So according to the Institutional Analysts, ACN Stock might be a bit undervalued at this stage and there’s potential for upside.

    However, although Institutional Analysts set their price targets after extensive research, they’re not always correct. After all, the market is mostly driven by investors speculation and emotion than just concrete numbers.

    Accenture plc (ACN) Stock Forecast Based on Investor Sentiment


    Very Positive

    Based on 478,822 investor portfolio.

    Our algorithm has analysed 478,822 investor portfolio with ACN stock holdings and found that 99.50% of them are bullish. Which means the Investor Sentiment is mostly Very Positive.

    This shows most investors are very optimistic about ACN and holding their positions hoping for a further rise in the stock price and more profit.

    Accenture plc (ACN) Stock Forecasts By Institutional Analysts


    Analyst
    Recommendation
    Action
    Piper SandlerNeutralMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Cowen & Co.OutperformMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Redburn PartnersBuyUpgraded
    Argus ResearchBuyMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    SusquehannaPositiveMaintained
    RBC CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Cowen & Co.OutperformMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Exane BNP ParibasOutperformUpgraded
    JefferiesHoldInitiated
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    SusquehannaPositiveMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    B of A SecuritiesBuyUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    SusquehannaPositiveUpgraded
    BerenbergBuyMaintained
    B of A SecuritiesNeutralUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    SusquehannaNeutralDowngraded
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Goldman SachsBuyInitiated
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    B of A SecuritiesUnderperformMaintained
    Piper SandlerNeutralMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    B of A SecuritiesUnderperformMaintained
    Wolfe ResearchPeer PerformMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    StifelBuyMaintained
    Wells FargoEqual-WeightDowngraded
    B of A SecuritiesUnderperformMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Piper SandlerNeutralInitiated
    Exane BNP ParibasOutperformInitiated
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Atlantic EquitiesOverweightInitiated
    BerenbergBuyInitiated
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaUnderperformDowngraded
    Wolfe ResearchPeer PerformUpgraded
    Argus ResearchBuyMaintained
    Cowen & Co.OutperformMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    RBC CapitalOutperformMaintained
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    Cowen & Co.OutperformMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    RedburnBuyInitiated
    BarclaysOverweightInitiated
    Wells FargoOutperformMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralMaintained
    Wells FargoOutperformMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Cantor FitzgeraldOverweightMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupBuyUpgraded
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Cantor FitzgeraldOverweightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    SusquehannaPositiveUpgraded
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    WedbushOutperformMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightUpgraded
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    Pivotal ResearchBuyInitiated
    SusquehannaNeutralDowngraded
    Wells FargoOutperformMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyHoldDowngraded
    Goldman SachsSellDowngraded
    BerenbergBuyInitiated
    Pacific CrestOverweightMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Cantor FitzgeraldBuyMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    CLSAOutperformMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Societe GeneraleBuyUpgraded
    WedbushOutperformInitiated
    Pacific CrestOverweightInitiated
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralDowngraded
    Cowen & Co.OutperformMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    Cowen & Co.OutperformInitiated
    Sterne Agee CRTBuyInitiated
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Argus ResearchBuyUpgraded
    ArgusBuyUpgraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    BairdOutperformMaintained
    Cowen & Co.OutperformUpgraded
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Monness Crespi HardtNeutralInitiated
    CLSAOutperformInitiated
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralDowngraded
    BernsteinMarket PerformInitiated
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformUpgraded
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    BerenbergBuyUpgraded
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    RBC CapitalOutperformInitiated
    Cowen & Co.Market PerformDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightDowngraded
    Societe GeneraleHoldUpgraded
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    BairdOutperformUpgraded
    Argus ResearchHoldDowngraded
    ArgusHoldDowngraded
    UBSNeutralDowngraded
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    Societe GeneraleSellDowngraded
    Raymond JamesMarket PerformDowngraded
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    Goldman SachsBuyUpgraded
    Bank of AmericaNeutralMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    Evercore PartnersOverweightInitiated
    BerenbergDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Societe GeneraleHoldMaintained
    Societe GeneraleHoldMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Goldman SachsNeutralMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    PiperJaffrayOverweightMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Goldman SachsNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformInitiated
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    Societe GeneraleHoldMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained

    Accenture plc (ACN) Stock Earning Per Share (EPS) Forecast / Estimate


    $2.545
    The average consensus EPS for ACN is $2.545 with a high estimate of $2.761 and Low of $2.215 for the period 2021-12-31 and based on 16 Institutional Analysts.

    Last Quarter


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $2.2$2.21164752021-12-31


    Earning Per Share (EPS) History


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $$2.54452330000000032022-03-31
    $2.2$2.21164752021-12-31
    $2.4$2.25523912021-09-30
    $2.03$1.91671742021-06-30
    $2.32$2.07430770000000032021-03-31
    $1.7$1.75005730000000012020-12-31
    $1.9$1.86459132020-09-30
    $1.91$1.73927050000000022020-06-30
    $2.09$2.01520252020-03-31
    $1.74$1.73090772019-12-31
    $1.93$1.91069780000000012019-09-30
    $1.73$1.58293260000000012019-06-30
    $1.96$1.87693352019-03-31
    $1.58$1.57096409999999992018-12-31
    $1.79$1.73690712018-09-30
    $1.58$1.50251640000000022018-06-30
    $1.79$1.68261960000000022018-03-31
    $1.48$1.47973082017-12-31
    $1.52$1.53488692017-09-30
    $1.33$1.31206072017-06-30
    $1.58$1.50746542017-03-31
    $1.31$1.31232332016-12-31
    $1.41$1.4215752016-09-30
    $1.34$1.19555722016-06-30
    $1.35$1.33122042016-03-31
    $1.15$1.1296852015-12-31
    $1.3$1.24166370000000012015-09-30
    $1.08$1.08483092015-06-30
    $1.29$1.20914172015-03-31
    $1.08$1.1125152014-12-31
    $1.26$1.219072014-09-30
    $1.03$1.04647112014-06-30
    $1.13$1.10135452014-03-31
    $1.01$1.01611050000000012013-12-31
    $1.14$1.14497642013-09-30
    $1$0.980712013-06-30
    $1.06$1.05520762013-03-31
    $0.88$0.88650732012-12-31
    $1.03$1.0035362012-09-30
    $0.97$0.86811522012-06-30

    What is Analyst Ratings & Price Targets?

    The analysts provide Buy, Sell or Hold ratings after extensive research of a companies financial reports, listening to conference calls and some of them even get in contact with upper management of the company to get an overall picture of operation.

    Although institutional Analyst’s are not always correct, their ratings are followed by millions of traders around the world and they can heavily influence trading activities for a company.

    As a retail investor, going through analyst ratings will instantly provide you an idea if the stock is worth buying. Top Analysts also provide their price targets. It’s a prediction of where the stock price might go based on their analysis.

    The best way to analyze price targets is to combined average price targets of major analysts. If the average price target is much higher than the current price of the stock, then the probability of a stock going up is also high.

    What is Technical Analysis?

    Technical Analysis refers to analyzing a stock's price over a period of time. In the financial market, past price patterns are one of the strongest indicators of an asset's future performance.

    In easier terms, millions of traders use Live Charts to watch the stock prices, it is actually a single source of truth for most traders. When a stock's price reaches a significant price level/pattern in the chart, millions of traders take buy/sell positions from those levels.

    As a regular investor, one of the easiest ways to check technical analysis of a stock is through Technical Indicators. Technical Indicators are programmed algorithms that monitor price changes in the Charts and indicate Buy/Sell based on market conditions.

    Some Technical Indicators can be very powerful (e.g SMA) and some can be pretty useless. Stock research tools like iTradely heavily simplify the technical analysis process for the investors by showing Buy/Sell/Neutral ratings combined from 17 powerful technical indicators, all in one page.

    What is Earnings Per Share (EPS) and Why is it Important?

    EPS, or Earning Per Share, can tell a lot about a stock’s performance. It’s calculated by dividing a company’s profit by the number of outstanding shares of its common stocks.

    In layman’s term, earnings is an indicator of a company’s profitability. Higher the earnings, the more profitable a company is.
    Some traders pick stocks solely based on EPS or earnings Analysis, it is a very powerful indicator of a stock’s price.

    Before you buy a stock, check the company’s earnings History and Surprises. A Surprise happens when a company reports a much higher or lower actual earnings/EPS than the forecasted earnings/EPS.

    If a company reports higher EPS surprises consistently, analysts keep raising their estimates, traders become more confident in the company, driving the share price higher.

    What is Stock Sentiment?

    Stock Sentiment refers to how people speculating about the stock or what kind of trading position investors are often taking.

    There are different kinds of sentiments you can find online for a company, this includes Investor Sentiment (Percentage of investors buying or selling), News Sentiment (Is the company getting positive or negative impressions from the Press?), Social Sentiment (The overall trends about the company in social media, is it negative or positive?).