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Jul 11, 2023

Accenture's Upcoming Dividend Payment: A Comprehensive Analysis

Accenture (ACN) has recently announced that it will pay its next round of dividends on August 15, 2023. The consulting, IT services, and professional services behemoth continues its tradition of returning value to its shareholders, with each share poised to receive $1.12. As has been the company's practice, this announcement comes with some important dates that investors should note.

Key Dates for Investors

The dividend record date is set for August 15, 2023. This is the date when Accenture determines its list of shareholders to whom the dividend will be paid. If you are an Accenture shareholder by this date, you are entitled to the upcoming dividend.

The ex-dividend date is another crucial day for investors to watch. For this upcoming dividend payout, it is set for July 12, 2023. This is the cut-off day for being registered as an owner of Accenture shares. If you purchase Accenture shares on or after this date, you won't be eligible to receive the next dividend payment.

As such, investors considering initiating or increasing a position in Accenture should aim to finalize their purchase before the ex-dividend date. Otherwise, any dividends declared in this cycle will go to the seller from whom the shares were bought.

Earnings Analysis

Accenture's upcoming dividend of $1.12 per share matches the previous payment, which was made on May 15, 2023. This consistency suggests a stable and sustainable dividend policy, a positive sign for income-focused investors.

While the specific earnings report for the current period is not given in the announcement, the steady dividend payment indicates a likely robust financial performance by the company. Companies only tend to maintain or increase dividends when they are confident in their earnings and cash flows.

It's also worth noting that Accenture's dividend policy might have a significant impact on the stock's price, particularly around the ex-dividend date. If historical patterns hold, it's common to see the stock price fall roughly by the amount of the dividend after the ex-dividend date, although many factors can influence this.

Accenture's announcement of its upcoming dividend payment of $1.12 per share, to be paid on August 15, 2023, underscores its commitment to returning value to its shareholders. As we approach the ex-dividend date on July 12, 2023, investors considering buying Accenture shares should be aware of this timeline to ensure they are eligible to receive dividends.

The steady dividend payments signal Accenture's continued financial health and stability, key considerations for investors when choosing a dividend stock. Investors should closely watch Accenture's upcoming earnings reports and other business developments, as these will undoubtedly influence the company's future dividend payments and overall investment attractiveness.

Related Ticker: ACN

ACN sees its Stochastic Oscillator climbs out of oversold territory

On June 06, 2024, the Stochastic Oscillator for ACN moved out of oversold territory and this could be a bullish sign for the stock. Traders may want to buy the stock or buy call options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 50 instances where the indicator left the oversold zone. In of the 50 cases the stock moved higher in the following days. This puts the odds of a move higher at over .

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Technical Analysis (Indicators)

Bullish Trend Analysis

The RSI Indicator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where ACN's RSI Oscillator exited the oversold zone, of 22 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .

The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on June 14, 2024. You may want to consider a long position or call options on ACN as a result. In of 72 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for ACN just turned positive on June 10, 2024. Looking at past instances where ACN's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 45 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where ACN advanced for three days, in of 348 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

ACN may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.

Bearish Trend Analysis

The 50-day moving average for ACN moved below the 200-day moving average on May 16, 2024. This could be a long-term bearish signal for the stock as the stock shifts to an downward trend.

Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where ACN declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

The Aroon Indicator for ACN entered a downward trend on June 11, 2024. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.

Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)

Fear & Greed

The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is seriously undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (6.618) is normal, around the industry mean (9.610). P/E Ratio (25.887) is within average values for comparable stocks, (45.202). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.835) is also within normal values, averaging (1.498). Dividend Yield (0.018) settles around the average of (0.024) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (2.821) is also within normal values, averaging (46.542).

The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.

The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating well-balanced risk and returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 83, placing this stock slightly better than average.

The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.

The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating fairly steady price growth. ACN’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.

Notable companies

The most notable companies in this group are Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN), International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM), Xerox Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:XRX), Unisys Corp (NYSE:UIS).

Industry description

The industry, whose total market cap runs into trillions, makes hardware/software that allows data to be stored, retrieved, transmitted, and manipulated on computers. With the ever-increasing relevance of data, the information technology (IT) industry has gained momentous growth over the years, and continues to thrive on innovation. Some of the behemoths in the industry are International Business Machines Corporation, Accenture, and VMware, Inc.

Market Cap

The average market capitalization across the Information Technology Services Industry is 8.43B. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 0 to 180.26B. ACN holds the highest valuation in this group at 180.26B. The lowest valued company is ARSC at 0.

High and low price notable news

The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the Information Technology Services Industry was -1%. For the same Industry, the average monthly price growth was -2%, and the average quarterly price growth was 5%. VEII experienced the highest price growth at 76%, while CISCF experienced the biggest fall at -44%.

Volume

The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the Information Technology Services Industry was -25%. For the same stocks of the Industry, the average monthly volume growth was -18% and the average quarterly volume growth was -65%

Fundamental Analysis Ratings

The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows

Valuation Rating: 41
P/E Growth Rating: 62
Price Growth Rating: 61
SMR Rating: 76
Profit Risk Rating: 82
Seasonality Score: 8 (-100 ... +100)
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