Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN) Shares Sold by BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp

Marco Green
December 16, 2017

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 48,468,073 shares of the information technology services provider's stock valued at $5,994,531,000 after purchasing an additional 1,088,676 shares during the last quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co who had been investing in Targa Resources In for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.20 billion market cap company. It closed at $0 lastly. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declined 16.51% since December 14, 2016 and is downtrending.

Findlay Park Partners Llp increased its stake in Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) by 8.8% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Beck Mack Oliver Ltd Liability Corp holds 2.97% or 4.13 million shares. The institutional investor held 5.15 million shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $637.44 million, down from 5.29 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Connable Office Inc who had been investing in Accenture Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $93.71B market cap company. The stock increased 0.96% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $152.66. About 1.60M shares traded. Swiss Bank reported 0.38% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.

Landscape Capital Management Llc, which manages about $258.27 million and $883.81 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tailored Brands Inc by 98,181 shares to 134,341 shares, valued at $1.50M in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

Analysts await Rice Energy (:RICE) to report earnings on February, 28. Coho Prtnrs reported 25,735 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 29 by SunTrust. Therefore 68% are positive. The GEO Group had 13 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and set a $138.00 price target (up previously from $131.50) on shares of Accenture PLC in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ACN in report on Friday, May 20 with "Buy" rating. They set a "buy" rating and a $150.00 target price for the company. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, July 24 by RBC Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $150.0 target in Thursday, September 28 report. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Seaport Global to "Hold". The stock of Rice Energy (:RICE) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, August 24. iBERIA Capital Partners maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Monday, March 7 report. The information technology services provider reported $1.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.01. 123 funds opened positions while 564 raised stakes. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al holds 29,080 shares.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on ACN shares. 267,600 were reported by Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Management. Mitsubishi Ufj Holdings reported 0.76% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. Wolverine Asset Management Ltd Liability has invested 0.11% in Rice Energy (:RICE). Ameritas Invest Partners, a Nebraska-based fund reported 13,985 shares. Robert W. Baird maintained it with "Hold" rating and $155.0 target in Monday, December 4 report. Institutional investors own 72.51% of the company's stock. Victory Cap Management holds 12,388 shares. Geode Cap Mngmt holds 0.01% or 722,119 shares. Janney Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 342,688 shares for 2% of their portfolio.

Arvest Commercial Bank Tru Division holds 1.75% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 186,290 shares. Therefore 54% are positive. Accenture PLC has a 52 week low of $108.66 and a 52 week high of $128.47. The company was maintained on Monday, March 27 by Deutsche Bank. Also, CEO Pierre Nanterme sold 38,589 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. Garrison Finance has invested 2.42% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN).

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, September 28th. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 27 by Barclays Capital. (NYSE:GEO) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by SunTrust. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 22 by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating by Argus Research given on Tuesday, September 8.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 49 investors sold ACN shares while 348 reduced holdings. (NYSE:V), 32 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Vident Invest Advisory Ltd Liability owns 2,151 shares.

AustralianSuper Pty Ltd trimmed its stake in shares of Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN) by 8.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. 256,252 were reported by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Shares of Accenture PLC (NYSE ACN) traded up 0.54% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $122.74. Seaward Mngmt Lp stated it has 0.39% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). (NYSE:PEP) stake by 12,649 shares and now owns 306,906 shares. (NYSE:V). Texan stated it has 30,408 shares.

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