2.31% Jul 30, 11:53 AM
$1.86 Paid Semi-annual
41.1% EPS $4.53
4 years Since 2010
No Ex-Dividend Dates
Have Been Scheduled

ACN - Upcoming Dividend Payouts
Next Ex-Dividend Date None

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No Upcoming Dividend Dates
ACN has not yet officially announced its next dividend payout.

ACN - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 2.31%

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ACN - Dividend Payout History
Current Annual Payout $1.86

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ACN - Dividend Growth History

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Reveal Dividend Growth History for ACN. 28.2% 17.2% 4 years
Annual dividend amounts based on Ex-dividend date

ACN - Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth
Payouts Increasing For 4 years

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

ACN - Historical Dividend Data
Payouts Increasing For 4 years

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$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

Accenture plc (ACN) - News

  • 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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  • Accenture Raises Dividend, Increases Share Buyback $5B (ACN)

    Along with reporting its earnings on Thursday after the bell, Accenture plc (ACN) also announced a 14.8% increase to its semi-annual dividend and added $5 billion to its share repurchase plan. The management consulting company will now pay a semi-annual dividend of 93 cents, which is a 12 cent increase from its previous dividend. Annually, the company will pay $1.86. The dividend will be paid on November 15 to all shareholders on record as of October 8. The ex-dividend date is October 4. In addition to its dividend boost, the company also added an additional $5 billion to it share buyback plan, which brings the total amount of planned repurchases to $7 billion. ACN shares were down 25 cents, or .33%, at market close on Thursday, and were trading substantially lower in after-hours trading. The company's stock is up over 10% YTD.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Accenture plc (ACN) have a yield of 2.45% based on the new annualized payout of $1.86 and Thursday's closing price of $75.87. 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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  • Accenture Reports 4Q Earnings; Meets EPS, Beats Revenue Estimates (ACN)

    Accenture Plc (ACN) announced its fourth quarter earnings results on Thursday after the closing bell. The management consulting firm reported earnings of $1.01 per share for the fourth quarter, in-line with analyst estimates of $1.01, but below last quarter's $1.21 figure. Revenues were reported at $7.1 billion, which were above estimates of $6.9 billion, but slightly below last quarter's $7.2 billion recording. Accenture also released its Q1 2014 outlook, noting that it estimates revenues for the next quarter to be around $7.0 to $7.3 billion, slightly below the consensus $7.39 estimates. The company also sees earnings coming in around $4.41 to $4.54 for fiscal year 2014. Accenture shares slipped 0.33% during Thursday's session. Year-to-date, the stock 10.22%.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Accenture Plc (ACN) currently yield 2.14% based on Thursday's closing price of $75.87  and its annual payout of $1.62. 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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  • Accenture Sees Upgraded Price Target from Citi (ACN)

    Accenture Ltd. (ACN) was the recipient of an upgraded price target from Citigroup (C) today. Citi upped ACN's price level from $84.50 to $86.00, which represents an approximate gain of 13% from Wednesday's closing price. The rosy outlook comes just a day ahead of Accenture's Q4 earnings statement, which will be released after the closing bell tomorrow. Citi noted that it will be expecting strong quarterly results, but that guidance for 2014 will likely be a mixed bag. Citi also maintained a buy rating on the stock as Citi analysts feel that in the long term Accenture will be able to overcome any temporary obstacles. Accenture shares were up 98 cents, or 1.3%, at Wednesday's close. The stock is up just over 14% this year.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Accenture (ACN) are currently yielding 2.13% based on Wednesday's closing price of $76.12. Accenture (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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  • UBS Boosts Price Target on Accenture (ACN)

    On Monday, UBS reported that it has raised its price target on technology and outsourcing solutions provider Accenture Plc (ACN) . The firm has boosted its price target to $80, suggesting a 3% upside from the stock's current price of $77.32. This price target reflects a multiple that is above the industry average. Accenture shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Monday. The stock is up 16% YTD.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Accenture Plc (ACN) have a 2.10% yield based on Friday's closing price of $77.32. 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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  • Accenture Upgraded to "Outperform" at Robert Baird (ACN)

    Robert Baird reported on Friday that it has raised its rating on technology and outsourcing company Accenture Plc (ACN) . The firm has upgraded ACN from "Neutral" to "Outperform," and has given the company a $86 price target. This price target suggests a 15% upside from the stock's current price of $72.98. Accenture shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock is up 10% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Accenture Plc (ACN) have a 2.22% yield based on Thursday's closing price of $72.98. 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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