Accenture (ACN) Given "Buy" Rating at Cowen

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,087,814 shares of the information technology services provider's stock valued at $258,221,000 after acquiring an additional 97,760 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 47,043 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.35 million, down from 51,313 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Accenture Plc Ireland for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $94.41B market cap company.

The stock increased 0.12% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $48.64.

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 21st. It has underperformed by 6.54% the S&P500.

Contour Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Grubhub Inc (GRUB) by 77.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $209.

Contour Asset Management Llc, which manages about $2.80 billion and $1.78 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA) by 7,061 shares to 260,352 shares, valued at $46.54M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG) has risen 60.12% since December 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 27.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.62 in 2017 Q3. The information technology services provider reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.67 by $0.12. It improved, as 20 investors sold MTG shares while 89 reduced holdings. Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insur stated it has 25,000 shares or 2.96% of all its holdings. Panagora Asset Mngmt holds 0% or 9,971 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:AVP) for 36,632 shares. Prudential Financial Incorporated reported 1.92M shares. Focused Wealth Mngmt has 100 shares. Caprock Grp Inc holds 0.04% or 15,195 shares. (NYSE:HF) for 208 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And has 0% invested in Albany International Corp.

Among 26 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Nichols Pratt Advisers Ltd Liability Partnership Ma invested in 0.02% or 1,618 shares. 309,036 are held by Citigroup. Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc owns 235,366 shares for 0% of their portfolio. (NYSE:HF) for 26,489 shares. Accenture Plc presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $128.08. Therefore 18% are positive. McKesson Corporation had 72 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, March 7 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, July 12. The stock has "Sell" rating by Miller Tabak on Monday, November 9. The stock has "Hold" rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 1. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, November 2 with "Sell". As per Friday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, December 22 by Pivotal Research. Comerica Bankshares reported 164,190 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Wedbush reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of Accenture Plc in a research report on Wednesday, March 29th.

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Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $5.32 million activity. About 276,031 shares traded or 39.11% up from the average. (NYSE:UDR) or 30,000 shares.

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Analysts await Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $0.28 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $0.28 per share. HF's profit will be $30.33M for 14.83 P/E if the $0.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual EPS reported by Discover Financial Services for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.77% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.07, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 40 investors sold ACN shares while 370 reduced holdings. KeyCorp reissued an "overweight" rating and issued a $172.00 target price (up previously from $157.00) on shares of Accenture in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Santa Barbara Asset Mgmt Ltd Company stated it has 2.67% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN).

First Financial Bank - Trust Division decreased General Electric (NYSE:GE) stake by 29,948 shares to 188,811 valued at $4.57 million in 2017Q3. Deutsche National Bank Ag has 0.1% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Moreover, Patten Group has 0.09% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Cowen restated a "buy" rating and set a $166.00 target price on shares of Accenture in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Cohen & Steers Incorporated stated it has 0.05% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). (NYSE:AIN). Bridgeway Capital holds 0.03% or 45,600 shares. Busey Tru Co reported 71,439 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 0.32% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Boston holds 0.1% or 32,729 shares.

Bridges Investment Management Inc, which manages about $695.30 million and $1.06B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Level 3 Communications Inc (NYSE:LVLT) by 24,926 shares to 27,852 shares, valued at $1.48M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 18,987 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,265,338.97. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0.15% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Therefore 54% are positive. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed an "overweight" rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of Accenture Plc in a research report on Tuesday, March 28th. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $153.40. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, November 2 with "Hold". RBC Capital Markets maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) on Friday, September 29 with "Outperform" rating. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold". The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, December 21.

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