ACN Accenture plc

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  • ACN
  • Price as of: Dec 18, 05:01 PM EST
  • $89.74
  • +$4.44
  • +5.2%
  • Industry
  • Management services
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ACN Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    2.07% Services Average 2.44%
  • Annual Payout
    $1.86 Paid Semi-annual
  • Payout Ratio
    38.7% EPS $4.80
  • Dividend Growth
    4 yrs Since 2010
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Growth History

ACN Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for ACN 28.2% 17.2% 4 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

ACN Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.7400 2013 17.2%
$1.4850 2012 -52.9%
Historical Dividend Data

ACN Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$1.0200 2014-09-23 2014-10-15 2014-10-17 2014-11-17 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.9300 2014-03-27 2014-04-09 2014-04-11 2014-05-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.9300 2013-09-26 2013-10-09 2013-10-11 2013-11-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.8100 2013-03-27 2013-04-10 2013-04-12 2013-05-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.8100 2012-09-27 2012-10-10 2012-10-12 2012-11-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.6750 2012-03-22 2012-04-11 2012-04-13 2012-05-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.6750 2011-09-27 2011-10-12 2011-10-14 2011-11-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.6750 2011-09-27 2011-10-12 2011-10-14 2011-11-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.6750 2011-09-27 2011-10-12 2011-10-14 2011-11-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.6750 2011-09-27 2011-10-12 2011-10-14 2011-11-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.4500 2011-03-24 2011-04-13 2011-04-15 2011-05-13 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.4500 2010-09-30 2010-10-13 2010-10-15 2010-11-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.3750 2010-03-25 2010-04-14 2010-04-16 2010-05-14 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.7500 2009-10-01 2009-10-14 2009-10-16 2009-11-16 Unknown Regular Annual
$0.5000 2008-09-25 2008-10-08 2008-10-10 2008-11-17 Unknown Regular Annual
$0.4200 2007-09-27 2007-10-10 2007-10-12 2007-11-15 Unknown Regular Annual
$0.3500 2006-10-11 2006-10-13 2006-11-15 Unknown Regular Annual
$0.3000 2005-10-06 2005-10-13 2005-10-17 2005-11-15 Unknown Unknown unknown
Company Profile

ACN Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Services

Accenture plc (ACN) is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. The company has five operating groups: Communications, Media & Technology, Financial Services, Health & Public Service, Products and Resources. ACN has operations in over 50 countries. Accenture was founded in 1989, and is based in Dublin, Ireland. Accenture is largely affected by its clients’ businesses and macroeconomic conditions. As a consulting company, it is reliant on its key employees and the loss or gain of certain employees can greatly impact the business. Accenture has been paying dividends since 2005, and has increased them consistently since 2013. Accenture pays its dividends semi-annually.

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News

Accenture plc News

  • Before the opening bell on Thursday, a few big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Before Thursday’s opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
  • Shares of Accenture Plc (ACN) were down on Wednesday morning after the company missed earnings expectations for the fourth quarter and provided...
  • Before the opening bell on Thursday morning, Accenture plc (ACN)  reported its third quarter earnings, posting higher revenues and earnings than...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Outsourcing company Accenture Plc (ACN) reported lower second quarter earnings on Thursday, which came in below analysts' estimates.  ACN's...
  • Accenture to Acquire Procurian for $375 Million (ACN)

    Management consulting firm Accenture Plc (ACN) announced early on Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Procurian, a leading provider of procurement business process solutions, for $375 million in cash. However, that purchase price is subject to certain adjustments at closing, including for working capital, cash, debt, and other items. The acquisition of Procurian should further enhance Accenture's position in procurement business process outsourcing across a range of industries including consumer goods, high-tech and financial services and will add key analytics capabilities and technology assets. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2013. Procurian's 780 employees are expected to join Accenture in connection with the acquisition. Accenture shares were up a fraction during early morning trading on Thursday. The stock is up 10.59% year-to-date.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Accenture (ACN) offer a dividend yield of 2.53% based on Wednesday's closing price of $73.51 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.86 per share. Accenture Plc (ACN) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Societe Generale Upgrades Accenture to "Hold" (ACN)

    Accenture Plc (ACN) was upgraded by analysts at Societe Generale on Monday. The analysts also boosted the earnings estimates on the management consulting company due to improving trends in Europe. The analysts upgraded ACN from "Sell" to "Hold" and see shares reaching $75. This price target suggests a slight upside to the stock's Friday closing price of $74.09. Accenture shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 11.41% year-to-date.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Accenture (ACN) offer a dividend yield of 2.51% based on Friday's closing price of $74.09 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.86 per share. Accenture Plc (ACN) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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