ACN - Accenture plc

NYSE - NYSE Delayed price. Currency in USD
167.64
-0.45 (-0.27%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous close168.09
Open168.15
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's range167.38 - 168.47
52-week range125.48 - 168.50
Volume1,522,791
Avg. volume2,080,320
Market cap107.415B
Beta1.09
PE ratio (TTM)26.85
EPS (TTM)6.24
Earnings date26 Sep 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
Forward dividend & yield2.66 (1.61%)
Ex-dividend date2018-04-11
1y target est172.52
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  • Business Wire26 minutes ago

    Overwhelmed by Data, Aerospace and Defense Executives Embrace Digital Threads and Digital Twins, Accenture Research Finds

    Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of aerospace and defense executives surveyed feel overwhelmed by the amount of available data from products and services and will increasingly use digital threads and digital twins over the next three years to help overcome this challenge, according to findings of an (NYSE:ACN) Accenture Research study released today. A digital twin is a virtual representation of a physical object — such as a three-dimensional model of an aircraft engine — often used for prototyping, testing and simulation of design manufacture, and serviceability to gain efficiencies in product development. A digital thread is an extension of the digital twin into a product’s lifecycle from concept through design, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and the aftermarket, tying real-life data and analytics to the virtual world to develop better products and services.

  • Overwhelmed by Data, Aerospace and Defense Executives Embrace Digital Threads and Digital Twins, Accenture Research Finds
    Business Wire26 minutes ago

    Overwhelmed by Data, Aerospace and Defense Executives Embrace Digital Threads and Digital Twins, Accenture Research Finds

    Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of aerospace and defense executives surveyed feel overwhelmed by the amount of available data from products and services and will increasingly use digital threads and digital twins over the next three years to help overcome this challenge, according to findings of an (ACN) Accenture Research study released today. A digital twin is a virtual representation of a physical object — such as a three-dimensional model of an aircraft engine — often used for prototyping, testing and simulation of design manufacture, and serviceability to gain efficiencies in product development. A digital thread is an extension of the digital twin into a product’s lifecycle from concept through design, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and the aftermarket, tying real-life data and analytics to the virtual world to develop better products and services.

  • Business Wire23 hours ago

    Accenture and Thales Demonstrate How Blockchain Technology Can Secure and Simplify Aerospace & Defense Supply Chains

    Accenture (ACN) and Thales are demonstrating at the Farnborough Air Show a new blockchain-based system that could help secure and streamline the complex global supply chains supporting the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. Based on Hyperledger Fabric, a Hyperledger project hosted by The Linux Foundation, the prototype combines blockchain, internet-of-things and other innovative technologies – including Thales’s physically unclonable function (PUF) solution for silicon chips and Chronicled’s tamper-proof cryptoseals – to track, trace and authenticate aircraft parts and materials. Developed jointly by Accenture and Thales as part of Thales’ firmwide digital innovation program, the solution provides a single, shared view of the supply chain – and an immutable audit trail – for partnering suppliers, manufacturers and operators.

  • Business Wire23 hours ago

    Accenture and Thales Demonstrate How Blockchain Technology Can Secure and Simplify Aerospace & Defense Supply Chains

    Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and Thales are demonstrating at the Farnborough Air Show a new blockchain-based system that could help secure and streamline the complex global supply chains supporting the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. Based on Hyperledger Fabric, a Hyperledger project hosted by The Linux Foundation, the prototype combines blockchain, internet-of-things and other innovative technologies – including Thales’s physically unclonable function (PUF) solution for silicon chips and Chronicled’s tamper-proof cryptoseals – to track, trace and authenticate aircraft parts and materials. Developed jointly by Accenture and Thales as part of Thales’ firmwide digital innovation program, the solution provides a single, shared view of the supply chain – and an immutable audit trail – for partnering suppliers, manufacturers and operators.

  • Why Accenture Bought Kogentix Yesterday
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Why Accenture Bought Kogentix Yesterday

    In order to drive its data analytics and AI platform, Accenture (ACN) bought machine learning firm Kogentix yesterday. However, the financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

  • Business Wire5 days ago

    Mortgage Cadence Adds Leading Compliance Auditing and Monitoring Solution to its Loan-Origination Platform

    Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture company, has integrated ComplianceAnalyzer®, a leading compliance solution from ComplianceEase®, with the Enterprise Lending Center , Mortgage Cadence’s proprietary loan-origination platform.

  • The Wall Street Journal5 days ago

    [$$] 3M Tops List of Business and Consumer Services Companies in Management Top 250

    3M is one of six companies in the ranking that scored in the top 15% to 20% in all five categories of management effectiveness. The company, No. 8 overall in the ranking, is well known for consumer products such as Post-it Notes and masking tape but makes a wide range of business products as well, including industrial adhesives, electronics and energy products. In addition to innovation, the Management Top 250 evaluates companies’ management on consumer satisfaction, social responsibility, financial strength and employee engagement and development.

  • Accenture Acquires Kogentix to Help Clients Run Legacy Analytics Applications on Open Source Technologies to Get Ahead of Data Surge
    Business Wire5 days ago

    Accenture Acquires Kogentix to Help Clients Run Legacy Analytics Applications on Open Source Technologies to Get Ahead of Data Surge

    Accenture (ACN) has acquired Kogentix, a company providing big data and AI services and solutions that help enterprises make better decisions with their data. Kogentix, headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., will strengthen Accenture Applied Intelligence’s growing data engineering business, particularly in North America, as companies are increasingly looking to harness open source big data and advanced analytics technologies to identify revenue growth and cost reduction opportunities across the enterprise.

  • Business Wire5 days ago

    Accenture Named a Leader in Worldwide Life Sciences R&D BPO Services by IDC MarketScape for Third Consecutive Time

    Accenture  has been named a Leader in an IDC Health Insights IDC MarketScape vendor assessment covering business process outsourcing across the life sciences research and development industry.

  • Business Wire5 days ago

    Accenture Expands Touchless Testing Platform with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology from Real Time Analytics Platform, Inc.

    Accenture (ACN) has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) technology from Bay Area, California-based Real Time Analytics Platform, Inc. The technology will be integrated into the Accenture Touchless Testing Platform, further strengthening its analytics and cognitive capabilities. Real Time Analytics Platform leverages AI in the form of machine learning, neural networks and natural language processing (NLP) to analyze every stage of the software testing life cycle, enabling users to make data-driven decisions that reduce defects, optimize test case execution and enhance the power of human decision-making in this process. "Continuous testing is increasingly important as companies look to software as a means of competitive advantage," said Kishore Durg, senior managing director, Growth & Strategy and global testing lead for Accenture Technology.

  • Business Wire5 days ago

    Accenture Federal Services Hires Veteran Defense Industry Executive George Batsakis to Lead Its Defense and Intelligence Practice

    Accenture (ACN) today announced that George Batsakis, a defense industry leader, has joined Accenture Federal Services to head its defense and intelligence practice. In his new role, Batsakis will be responsible for developing and delivering innovative solutions for the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, military health providers, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other U.S. federal clients. Through his career, he has led the implementation of large-scale information technology programs and managed diverse defense and national security project portfolios, which guide his understanding of the mission-critical needs for defense and intelligence clients.

  • The Wall Street Journal6 days ago

    [$$] Cyber Risk Spreads But Security Stays Put: Survey

    Digital tools are spreading rapidly beyond corporate information-technology hubs and into most business units at firms in nearly every sector of the economy. “The model of security as an enforcement arm just hasn’t worked” at preventing cyber attacks, Ryan LaSalle, managing director and North America Lead at Accenture Security, told CIO Journal. Instead, large firms need to extend security efforts “to get closer to the edge of the business, where the revenue is generated and where they can increase their effectiveness,” he added.

  • Accenture and RiskBlock Alliance Plan to Boost Blockchain Use
    Market Realist7 days ago

    Accenture and RiskBlock Alliance Plan to Boost Blockchain Use

    Accenture (ACN), a leading IT solution provider, formed a partnership with RiskBlock Alliance, a Blockchain association, to develop a production-grade platform to create and implement Blockchain and distributed ledger use cases. RiskBlock Alliance, which deals with the risk management and insurance sector, will act as the lead framework architect to implement and test multiple use cases by the end of 2018. Accenture will also support RiskBlock by building and testing its use cases.

  • Closer Collaboration Between C-Suite and CISOs Needed to Bridge Gap in Cyber Readiness, Finds Accenture Report
    Business Wire7 days ago

    Closer Collaboration Between C-Suite and CISOs Needed to Bridge Gap in Cyber Readiness, Finds Accenture Report

    With the proliferation of more and more sensitive data, expanding connectivity, and the adoption of automated processes, new research from Accenture (ACN) reveals that C-suite and IT decision makers need to embrace a different approach to cybersecurity to effectively protect against future cyber risks. While most companies have a chief information security officer (CISO) or assigned cybersecurity to a C-suite executive, such as a chief information officer (CIO), often, these leaders have limited influence on cybersecurity strategy outside their departments. In the study “Securing the Future Enterprise Today - 2018," 73 percent of the more than 1,400 C-level executives polled agreed that cybersecurity staff and activities need to be dispersed throughout all parts of the organization, but cybersecurity remains centralized in 74 percent of companies.

  • Expanding the Practical Use of Blockchain Technology Within Insurance
    Bitcoin Magazine7 days ago

    Expanding the Practical Use of Blockchain Technology Within Insurance

    The Institutes RiskBlock™ Alliance is joining forces with Accenture in a move that will see both companies expand the use of blockchain technology within the insurance sector. Accenture joins the Alliance as the lead framework architect responsible for developing a “production-grade platform” to create and implement blockchain use cases.The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance is a consortium of industry experts who seek to advance “insurance-specific use cases via RiskBlock’s interoperable blockchain architecture.” RiskBlock was created by The Institutes, a leading and trusted insurance knowledge group committed to developing the risk management and insurance industry.Accenture is a professional services firm that helps clients improve performance and create sustainable value, while driving innovation that enhances the way the “world works and lives.”As lead framework architect, Accenture will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing and developing the platform that will be used by the consortium to support and execute its industry-driven use cases. They will also provide support on an ongoing basis after development for maintaining the platform as the needs change and technologies evolve.Accenture’s global insurance lead, Michael Costonis, told Bitcoin Magazine , “Accenture is building out the blockchain framework to allow for ease of use by RiskBlock’s membership and eventually for other stakeholders within the insurance ecosystem.”He said, “As insurers increasingly rely on partnerships to create business efficiencies and improve customer experiences, blockchain technology will be critical to holding partners accountable without first needing to establish trust.”RiskBlock plans to serve industry policyholders and save costs by “streamlining payments, reducing fraud and improving the accuracy of customer data” using applications and tools developed via its interoperable blockchain architecture. Christopher G. McDaniel, president of The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance, said the consortium is committed to creating insurance solutions using blockchain technology.“Partnering with Accenture to develop real-world blockchain applications will lead to better insurance solutions and chart a clear course for effectively implementing blockchain technology throughout the insurance industry,” McDaniel said.Earlier this year, The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance developed a blockchain-based subrogation tool that improved efficiencies in the accounting and payment areas of claim processing. This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

  • How Oracle is Boosting Shareholders’ Wealth
    Market Realist7 days ago

    How Oracle is Boosting Shareholders’ Wealth

    Oracle (ORCL) has maintained a strong capital return policy to boost shareholders’ wealth. In the last five years, the company has put ~$55.9 billion toward stock buybacks and regular dividend payments, at an average of ~$11.2 billion per year. It has bought back $43.2 billion in stock at an average of $8.6 billion per year.

  • Business Wire8 days ago

    Accenture Joins The Institutes RiskBlock™ Alliance as Lead Framework Architect to Expand Blockchain Use Within Insurance

    The Institutes RiskBlock™ Alliance, a blockchain consortium for the risk management and insurance industry, announced today that Accenture (ACN) will serve as the lead framework architect responsible for building a production-grade platform to develop and implement blockchain and distributed-ledger use cases. The platform will enable the RiskBlock Alliance to implement and test multiple use cases by the end of 2018. “Accenture has established itself as a leader in developing practical blockchain solutions across a number of industries,” said Christopher G. McDaniel, president of The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance.

  • Business Wire8 days ago

    Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report on Worldwide Manufacturing Information Transformation Strategic Consulting

    Accenture (ACN) has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: WorldWide Manufacturing Information Transformation (IX) Strategic Consulting 2018 Vendor Assessment. The report analyzed nine prominent service providers that enable manufacturers to define and execute a strategy that embeds intelligence for managing operations. Manufacturing industries covered in the report include aerospace, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, farm construction, industrial machinery, metals and pulp and paper.

  • Business Wire12 days ago

    Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report on Worldwide Manufacturing Information Transformation Strategic Consulting

    Accenture (ACN) has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: WorldWide Manufacturing Information Transformation (IX) Strategic Consulting 2018 Vendor Assessment. The report analyzed nine prominent service providers that enable manufacturers to define and execute a strategy that embeds intelligence for managing operations. Manufacturing industries covered in the report include aerospace, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, farm construction, industrial machinery, metals and pulp and paper.

  • Business Wire13 days ago

    Teleperformance Moves Up in the Annual Everest Group Business Process Services Top 50 Ranking

    PARIS--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The company passes Accenture for number two position among all BPS providers and remains first in the Contact Center Outsourcing category Regulatory News: Teleperformance (Paris:TEP) ...

  • Accenture Banks on Buyouts & Cloud Strength, Competition Rife
    Zacks13 days ago

    Accenture Banks on Buyouts & Cloud Strength, Competition Rife

    Although acquisitions increase Accenture's (ACN) revenue opportunities along with business mix and profitability, it adds to integration risks as well.

  • Smooth Sailing for Accenture
    Motley Fool14 days ago

    Smooth Sailing for Accenture

    The tech consulting giant's hand-picked focus operations, known as "the New," now account for more than 60% of the company's total sales.

  • Business Wire14 days ago

    Accenture Names Omar Abbosh Group Chief Executive - Communications, Media & Technology, Succeeding Robert E. Sell

    Communications, Media & Technology, effective Sept. 1, 2018, succeeding Robert (Bob) E. Sell, who will retire from the company on Aug. 31, 2018. Mr. Abbosh is currently Accenture’s chief strategy officer with responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the company’s strategy, innovation programs and investments, including ventures and acquisitions.

  • Accenture Seeks Emerging Innovators and Disruptors for Third Annual Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge
    Business Wire15 days ago

    Accenture Seeks Emerging Innovators and Disruptors for Third Annual Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

    Accenture (ACN) has kicked off the application period for the third annual Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge, which seeks to improve the way people access and manage healthcare. Attracting nearly 1,200 startup applicants in its first two years, the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge – part of Accenture’s broader HealthTech Innovation program – brings together leading-edge startups with prominent health and life sciences companies to tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges, including access, quality and affordability-of-care options.

  • Don't be afraid of artificial intelligence managing your money
    CNBC17 days ago

    Don't be afraid of artificial intelligence managing your money

    AI is being used widely across financial services, and it's helping financial advisors do their jobs better.

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