Accenture plc - Class A Shares Close in on 52-Week High - Market Mover

The shares closed 1.2% below its 52-week high of $344.43, with trading volume lower than its 30 day average

Sep 08, 2021 by Kwhen Finance Editors

Accenture plc - Class A Shares Close in on 52-Week High - Market Mover
Accenture plc - Class A (ACN) shares closed today at 1.2% below its 52 week high of $344.43, giving the company a market cap of $227B. The stock is currently up 32.0% year-to-date, up 46.6% over the past 12 months, and up 226.6% over the past five years. This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.7%, and the S&P 500 fell 0.0%.

Trading Activity

  • Trading volume this week was 7.3% lower than the 20-day average.
  • Beta, a measure of the stock’s volatility relative to the overall market stands at 1.1.

Technical Indicators

  • The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the stock was between 30 and 70.
  • MACD, a trend-following momentum indicator, indicates an upward trend.
  • The stock closed below its Bollinger band, indicating it may be oversold.

Fundamentals & Catalysts

  • Over the past 12 months the company generated $8 billion in earnings before interest and taxes from $45 billion in revenue. It currently holds $9 billion in cash and $14 billion in debt.
  • Its forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 33.29987630254644 is lower than its current P/E ratio of 39.38, implying that analysts are expecting an increase in earnings.
  • The company's price/earnings-to-growth ratio (PEG Ratio), a widely used indicator of a stock's true value while also factoring in expected earnings growth, currently stands at 3.35. A fairly valued company should have a PEG ratio of 1.0. When a company's PEG exceeds 1.0, it's considered overvalued while a stock with a PEG of less than 1.0 is considered undervalued.
  • The company's debt-to-equity ratio, which measures the extent to which it finances its operations through debt, currently stands at 2.18 which means it currently has $2.18 of debt for every $1 of equity. Generally speaking, a debt to equity ratio below 1.0 is seen as relatively safe, while ratios of 2.0 or higher would be considered risky. Some industries are known for having much higher debt to equity ratios than others.
  • The company's price-to-book ratio, which measures the market's valuation of a company relative to its book value, currently stands at 10.25. This means that the stock is trading at a premium of 10 times relative to the company's book value which reflects the total value of a company's assets that shareholders of that company would receive if the company were to be liquidated.
  • The company's price-to-sales ratio, which shows how much the market values every dollar of the company's sales, currently stands at 4.11.
  • The company's enterprise value-to-revenue multiple, which is often used to determine a company's valuation in the case of a potential acquisition, currently stands at 3.91.

P/E

39.38

EBITDA

$8B

P/Book

10.25

Mkt Cap

$227B

P/Sales

4.11

Revenue

$45B

EPS (TTM)

8.94

PEG Ratio

3.35

EV/Revenue

3.91

Total Cash

$9B

Debt/Equity

2.18

Forward P/E

33.30

Current Debt

$14B

Gross Profit

$14B

Dividend Date

-

Earnings Date

2021-09-23

Profit Margin

0.12

Revenue/Share

68.68

Total Revenue

$45B

Enterprise Val

$178B

Put/Call Ratio

1.15

Revenue/Employee

90270.53

Market Comparative Performance

  • The company's share price is the same as the S&P 500 Index , beats it on a 1-year basis, and beats it on a 5-year basis
  • The company's share price is the same as the Dow Jones Industrial Average , beats it on a 1-year basis, and beats it on a 5-year basis
  • The company share price is the same as the performance of its peers in the Information Technology industry sector , beats it on a 1-year basis, and lags it on a 5 year basis
NameDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %52-Week H %52-Week L %
Accenture plc - Class A-0.332.046.6-1.064.1
Dow Jones Industrial Average-0.216.126.9-1.436.2
S&P 500 Index-0.121.533.7-0.742.5
Information Technology-0.728.143.1-0.455.0

Peer Group Comparative Performance

  • The company's stock price performance year-to-date beats the peer average by 23.6%
  • The company's stock price performance over the past 12 months beats the peer average by 21.1%
  • The company's price-to-earnings ratio, which relates a company's share price to its earnings per share, is 119.7% higher than the average peer.
NameMKT CAP (USD)P/EYTD %Δ1 Yr %Δ52-Week H %52-Week L %
Accenture plc - Class AACN39.432.046.6-1.064.1
Peer AvgN/A17.925.838.5-11.556.5
Sap SE - ADRSAP29.116.6-4.6-8.543.1
International Business Machines Corp.IBM23.213.718.7-8.637.1
Infosys Ltd - ADRINFY36.239.792.4-3.389.3
Wipro Ltd. - ADRWIT36.071.0124.1-2.4122.8
EBay Inc.EBAY3.849.943.9-3.766.9
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. - Class ACTSH23.8-6.115.5-7.318.0
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson - ADRERIC00.47.4-21.917.0
Nokia Corp - ADRNOK-14.052.933.5-38.986.3
Genpact LtdG27.124.531.8-2.752.5
Xerox Holdings CorpXRX14.1-4.122.2-17.432.0

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