|Bid||194.25 x 1400|
|Ask||194.37 x 800|
|Day's Range||193.01 - 194.46|
|52 Week Range||132.63 - 202.80|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.99|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||27.01|
|Earnings Date||Sep 26, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.92 (1.49%)|
|1y Target Est||197.77|
Accenture (ACN) today announced that Aaron Faulkner, a cybersecurity industry leader, has joined Accenture Federal Services (AFS) to head its Federal Cyber practice. In his new role, Faulkner will lead the design, development and delivery of innovative cybersecurity solutions for all of AFS’ U.S. federal defense and civilian agency clients. Faulkner brings to AFS more than 18 years of experience in the delivery of advanced technology and cybersecurity solutions to public sector and commercial customers.
For the second consecutive year, Accenture (ACN) has been ranked the No. 1 company on Refinitiv’s Diversity & Inclusion Index, which identifies the 100 publicly traded companies with the most diverse and inclusive workplaces, based on Refinitiv’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. This is Accenture’s fourth year on the Index. “Building a culture of equality where everyone can thrive is key to who we are as a company,” said Julie Sweet, Accenture’s chief executive officer.
While most banks, insurers and capital markets firms have plans to transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) — which regulators are set to phase out at the end of 2021 — less than half (47%) are confident they have the necessary talent and capabilities to complete the transition by then, according to a new report from Accenture (ACN). The report, titled “Liboration: A Practical Way to Thrive in Transition Uncertainty” and based on a survey of 127 financial services institutions and 50 corporates globally, notes that 84% of the institutions have LIBOR transition plans in place.
Accenture (ACN) has announced a collaboration with Bayer to implement the Accenture INTIENT Clinical platform to help simplify and speed its drug development processes. The platform, which went live at Bayer earlier this year, brings internal and external clinical data together with Oracle cloud-based technologies into a single data management and warehousing platform, creating actionable insights to accelerate drug development and improve patient outcomes. The Accenture INTIENT Clinical platform is part of Accenture INTIENT™ and builds upon Accenture’s market-proven platforms for research, clinical development, pharmacovigilance and patient services.
As much as 15% of banks’ global payments revenue, or US$280 billion, is likely be displaced by the growth of digital payments and competition from non-banks, as payments become more instant, invisible and free, according to a new report from Accenture (ACN). The report found that global payments revenue will likely grow at an annual rate of 5.5%, from US$1.5 trillion in 2019 to more than US$2 trillion by 2025. Only banks that change their business models to adopt the latest technologies and focus on providing value-added services to customers will capture a share of the US$500 billion in incremental revenue growth.
The global payments business, which covers anything from card payments to wiring money overseas, is dominated by banks and this year was worth around $1.5 trillion, professional services firm Accenture said in a report published on Monday. Banks face rising competition from tech start-ups like Silicon Valley payment providers Stripe and Square, as well as technology platform PayPal, and the likes of London-based TransferWise that offer foreign exchange payments to retail and small business customers with lower fees. More payments are becoming instant - removing the need for credit cards that earn banks revenue - and they will increasingly be made directly to the end merchant using new technology, Accenture said.
Accenture (ACN) has collaborated with Exxaro, one of South Africa's leading coal producers, to help digitally transform its business and unlock new revenue streams by managing the migration of its SAP solutions, and other centrally-run applications used by Exxaro business units, to Microsoft Azure. This supports Exxaro’s ambition to establish a secure, agile, cost-effective and scalable platform that will improve business processes and continuity. Accenture created a cloud transformation strategy for Exxaro that defined the business case for migration to a public cloud, a move, which offered the lowest total cost of ownership, improvements to core systems resiliency, and the agility needed to meet customer demands.
Accenture (ACN) has been ranked as #1 in a new report from HFS Research, “HFS Top 10 SAP® SuccessFactors® Services, 2019.” The report analyzed the capabilities of 15 service providers offering SAP SuccessFactors solutions. Accenture was also positioned first in multiple individual assessments, including Depth of services, Vision for the development of offerings and Vision for expanding delivery capabilities.
Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture (ACN) company, today announced that Mission Federal Credit Union (Mission Fed) has extended its contract for the Mortgage Cadence loan-origination platform for an additional six years, through 2025. Mission Fed, based in San Diego, has been a Mortgage Cadence client for 16 years, using the Mortgage Cadence platform, complete with document, imaging and servicing functionality.
Wall Street closed mixed on Tuesday as investors remained cautiously optimistic about next round of trade negotiations and the magnitude of stimulus likely to be injected by the ECB and the Fed later this month.
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Accenture (ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, North America*” report for its Accenture Life Insurance and Annuity Platform (ALIP). The report evaluated 12 different software vendors on 15 criteria and placed Accenture in the Leaders quadrant.
Accenture (ACN) and SAP are teaming to build advanced capabilities for the SAP Recipe Development application, which helps process-industry companies — such as consumer goods, chemicals and life sciences companies — more efficiently meet customer requirements and rapidly develop new products and services. Built on SAP S/4HANA® for increased agility and its ability to scale, the SAP Recipe Development application helps companies optimize supply chains for streamlined product development and reduce wasted resources. The new capabilities will provide the ability to share data — including up-to-date information on costs, nutrients and compliance, as well as details reflecting vegetarian or vegan products — across the entire recipe development process for greater visibility and insights into every development phase.
Accenture will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 26, to discuss its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2019 financial results. A news release containing these results will be issued before the call.
Accenture (ACN) has acquired Pragsis Bidoop, a Spanish company with strong expertise in big data, AI and advanced analytics. Pragsis Bidoop, headquartered in Madrid with additional offices in Barcelona and the U.K., will add more than 200 employees with deep machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data engineering experience, along with its portfolio of end-to-end solutions, to Accenture’s Applied Intelligence business. Integrating Pragsis Bidoop’s capabilities will further enhance how Accenture Applied Intelligence serves the European and Latin American markets by helping enterprise clients scale their deployments of AI, analytics and automation to make data-driven decisions.
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A new report from Accenture (ACN) reveals that while enterprises have embraced advanced digital technologies, such as IoT/edge computing (77 percent), big data/analytics (83 percent) and digital customer experience (78 percent), only 36 percent are “very satisfied” that their network currently has the capabilities required to support their business needs. Based on a global survey of 300 senior IT and business executives from large enterprises, the report titled “Network Readiness Survey, Is your business ready for a connected future?” shows that less than 40 percent of respondents are “very satisfied” with their overall capability (36 percent) and bandwidth (38 percent). Half or less reported being “very satisfied” with their network performance (43 percent), security (50 percent) and reliability (50 percent).