Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) [Trend Analysis] climbed reacts as active mover, shares an increase 0.57% to traded at $113.73 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.57%. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the ACN. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $1.30 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $1.46. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $5.82 as compared to three months ago $5.83.
The stock prices target chart showed high target of 133.00 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 122.94 as compared to current price of 113.73. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 13 analysts in current tenure as 2 analysts having overweight ratings, 16 recommend as HOLD. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.
The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.40 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 2.16 and price to cash ratio remained 21.14. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 58.20% and return on investment was 53.50% while its return on asset stayed at 20.50%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 0.00.
International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with -0.65% to $153.98. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over IBM performance. Out of the pool of analysts 5 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 5 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 0 analysts while 4 analysts gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Hold from the pool of analysts.
The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $3.23 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $3.23. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $14.11 and for the one month was for $14.11 as compared to three months ago was for $14.11. Whereas, IBM received highest price target of 186.00 and low target of 110.00. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 156.20 as compared to current price of 153.98.
The share price of IBM attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 1.01%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 34.25% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -6.65%.