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Accenture Plc (ACN)

Price: $61.37

Industry: Business Service Chaikin Power Gauge Report | Generated: Wed Jul 27 11:31 EDT 2011 ACN Accenture Plc

$61.37

Power Gauge Rating

ACN - Very Bullish TM

The Chaikin Power Gauge Rating for ACN is very bullish due to very bullish price/volume activity, very positive expert opinions and strong earnings performance.

Financial Metrics

Price and volume activity for ACN is very bullish which is indicated by a positive Chaikin price trend and an increasing volume trend.

Earnings Performance

Price/Volume Activity

Expert Opinions

News Sentiment Rating

Neutral ACN Accenture Plc

July 25, 2011

TM

Chaikin Sentiment Gauge for ACN is neutral. Stories concerning ACN have a balanced or neutral sentiment.

News Sentiment :Neutral

Power Trend - 5 Year Chart

The Power Gauge distills a 20 factor model into a concise picture of a stock's potential.

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High Potential

Neutral

Low Potential

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Financials & Earnings

Financial Metrics

Financial Metrics Rating

Neutral

LT Debt/Equity Ratio

ACN's financial metrics are neutral. The company does not hold much long term debt and may be overvalued.

Price to Book Value

The rank is based on a low long term debt to equity ratio, high price to book value ratio and high return on equity.

Return on Equity

Price to Sales Ratio

Business Value

Assets and Liabilities

Valuation

Returns

Ratio

TTM

Ratio

Current Ratio

1.51

Price/Book

11.94

Return on Invest

57.0%

LT Debt/Equity

0.00

Price/Sales

1.72

Return on Equity

57.0%

Earnings Performance

TTM

Ratio

TTM

Earnings Performance Rating

Bullish

Earnings Growth

ACN's earnings performance has been strong. The company has a stable 5 year earnings trend and has a history of strong earnings growth.

Earnings Surprise

The rank is based on high earnings growth over the past 3-5 years and consistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Earnings Trend

Projected P/E Ratio

Earnings Consistency

5 Year Revenue and Earnings Growth

Revenue(M) Rev % Growth EPS EPS % Growth

EPS Estimates

08/06

08/07

08/08

08/09

08/10

18,228.36

21,452.75

25,313.83

23,170.97

23,094.08

6.63%

17.69%

18.00%

-8.47%

-0.33%

$1.65

$2.06

$2.77

$2.55

$2.79

3.12%

24.85%

34.47%

-7.94%

9.41%

EPS Surprise

Factor

Actual EPS Prev

EST EPS Current

Change

$0.70

$0.89

+0.19

Quarterly EPS Yearly EPS Factor

$2.79

$3.38

+0.59

Actual EPS Growth

Est EPS Growth

Change

6.70%

13.25%

+6.55

3-5 year EPS

EPS Quarterly Results Estimate

Actual

Difference

% Difference

FY

Qtr 1

Qtr 2

Qtr 3

Qtr 4

Total

Latest Qtr

$0.89

$0.93

$0.04

1 Qtr Ago

$0.71

$0.75

$0.04

4.49

08/09

$0.77

$0.66

$0.71

$0.41

$2.55

5.63

08/10

$0.70

$0.63

$0.76

$0.70

$2.79

2 Qtr Ago

$0.75

$0.81

3 Qtr Ago

$0.63

$0.66

$0.06

8.00

08/11

$0.84

$0.78

$0.96

-

-

$0.03

4.76

Fiscal Year End Month is August.

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Price Trend & Expert Opinions Price/Volume Activity

Price/Volume Activity Rating

Very Bullish

Relative Strength vs Market

Chaikin Money Flow

Price and volume activity for ACN is very bullish. ACN has a rising price trend and is trading on higher volume than its 90 day average volume.

Price Trend

The rank for ACN is based on its price strength versus the market, positive Chaikin money flow, a positive Chaikin price trend, a negative Chaikin price trend ROC and an increasing volume trend.

Price Trend ROC

Volume Trend

Relative Strength vs S&P500 Index

Chaikin Money Flow

Chart shows whether ACN is performing better or worse than the market.

Chaikin Money Flow analyzes supply and demand for a company's stock.

Price Activity

Price Activity

Factor

Value

Factor

52 Week High

63.44

52 Week Low

36.60

% Change YTD Rel S&P 500

18.17%

Expert Opinions

Volume Activity Value

Factor

% Change Price - 4 Weeks

7.58%

Average Volume 20 Days

13,779,789

% Change Price - 24 Weeks

16.73%

Average Volume 90 Days

6,163,280

% Change Price - 4 Wks Rel to S&P

2.45%

% Change Price - 24 Wks Rel to S&P

14.88%

Value

Chaikin Money Flow Persistency

63%

Expert Opinions

Very Bullish

Earnings Estimate Revisions

Expert opinions about ACN are very positive. Analysts are raising their EPS estimates for ACN and analysts's opinions on ACN have been more positive recently.

Short Interest

Insider Activity

The rank for ACN is based on analysts revising earnings estimates upward, a low short interest ratio, optimistic analyst opinions and price strength of the stock versus the Business Service industry group.

Analyst Opinions

Relative Strength vs Industry

Earnings Estimate Revisions Current Current Qtr Next Qtr

0.89 0.92 Current

Current FY

3.38

Analyst Recommendations

7 Days Ago % Change 0.89 0.92

0.00% 0.00%

30 Days Ago % Change 3.37

0.01

EPS Estimates Revision Summary

Factor

Value

Mean this Week

Buy

Change

0.00

Last 4 Weeks

Down

Up

Down

Curr Qtr

0

0

2

0

Curr Yr

0

0

2

0

Next Qtr

0

0

0

0

Next Yr

0

0

2

0

Buy

Mean Last Week

Mean 5 Weeks Ago

Last Week Up

Strong Buy

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The Company & Its Competitors

News Headlines for ACN

ACN's Competitors in Business Service Company

Power Gauge

Historic EPS growth

Projected EPS growth

Profit Margin

PEG

PE

Revenue(M)

ACN

6.70%

13.25%

8.12%

1.37

19.47

23,094

CBZ

5.61%

12.50%

3.61%

1.00

12.63

733

FCN

22.03%

16.25%

5.63%

0.98

17.80

1,401

NCI

4.68%

13.50%

3.67%

1.14

17.55

704

STN

23.80%

12.00%

7.33%

1.10

14.05

1,190

TW

18.24%

12.00%

6.61%

1.14

17.69

-

5.82%

20.67%

8.02%

1.28

32.64

1,288

-19.80%

8.50%

-4.62%

1.79

13.24

1,623

IT CLGX

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Company Details

Company Profile

ACCENTURE PLC 1 GRAND CANAL SQUARE GRAND CANAL HARBOUR DUBLIN, L2 D2 IRL Phone: 353-1-646-2000 Fax: 353 1 646 2020 Website: http://http://www.accenture.com/ Full Time Employees: 204,000 Sector: Business Services

Accenture Plc is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing organization. The Company's business is structured around five operating groups, namely, Communications & High Tech, Financial Services, Products, Public Service and Resources. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Accenture Plc is headquartered in New York.

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