|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's range||10.60 - 10.80|
|52-week range||9.18 - 19.01|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.47|
|PE ratio (TTM)||8.91|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.22 (2.11%)|
|Ex-dividend date||12 May 2021|
|1y target est||N/A|
PARIS (Reuters) -IT consulting group Atos, which has been in the spotlight over accounting problems at two U.S. units, said on Tuesday it had contacted France's financial markets watchdog after a new investor built a significant stake in the company. The French IT group said it had concerns about U.S. firm Finsur Corp and the authenticity of a recent filing regarding the size of its stake, although it did not elaborate. The company has also filed a complaint with financial prosecutors over the alleged release of false or misleading information, an Atos spokeswoman said.
Atos completed in 2020 a series of bolt-on acquisitions in a bid for its mid-term revenues to reach a 65% share in digital, cloud, security and decarbonisation. In February, Atos and U.S. rival DXC Technology decided to discontinue talks about what would have been the deal-hungry IT consulting group's biggest acquisition to date, worth more than $10 billion. Atos confirmed its full-year guidance of revenue growth of 3.5% to 4% and an operating margin of between 9.4% and 9.8%.
Shares in French IT consulting firm Atos fell sharply on Thursday after the company disclosed that auditors had found accounting errors at two of the firm's U.S. units. Atos shares were down 18% in early trading on the Paris bourse, then recovered some ground and were trading down 13.8 % at 0805 GMT. The entities affected were Atos IT Solutions and Services Inc., and Atos IT Outsourcing Services LLC, which between them represent about 11% of Atos's consolidated turnover, Atos said in a statement.