Accenture stock: buy or sell

ACN stock price: $288.20 1.01% At close on May 14th, 2021

Updated on:
May 17th, 2021

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Accenture stock brief

  • After making new highs last Friday, Accenture closed at $288.20 moving up a 1.01%
  • The stock is configuring an uptrend pattern since last January, when it bottomed at $240.98. Up to date, the uptrend marked a 19.59% gain since the beginning of this rally
  • Accenture plc, a professional services company, provides strategy and consulting, interactive, and technology and operations services worldwide. The company also provides outsourcing services.

Should I buy Accenture stock?

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Is $ACN stock a buy?

In the current situation of Accenture there is just one buy setup eligible:

Uptrend buy setup

Accenture stock continues to trend higher since last January and marked a gorgeous 19.59% gain. Price marked a pull back in this uptrend at $279.14 last Wednesday, and since then it bounced off a 3.25%. Now, it's just 2.05% away from breaking out over its last top and resume the uptrend. The new buy point is therefore at $294.10. If you decide to enter this trade, the suggested stop loss is at $270.77

Buy setupBuy pointStop lossRisk
Uptrend buy setup$294.10$270.777.93%

Should I sell Accenture stock?

"To sell or not to sell", if you are holding Accenture shares?. As when we have to buy shares, deciding when is the best time to sell is not a haphazard decision, and we must follow our own trading style. When selling, as well as buying, detailed setups are very easy to use but are only valid for selling stocks you already own, not for shorting $ACN stock

As a rule of thumb, you must never hold an investment that produces losses greater than those expected by the time of purchase. The timing to sell shares should always be determined by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Accenture stock?

Currently, Accenture stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you hold Accenture stock and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Accenture ratings

In the last month, just one brokerage rating was published for Accenture

Accenture analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
May 6th, 2021
Robert W. Baird Neutral

Accenture stock analysis

Since last January, Accenture has been printing an uptrend that so far marked an amazing 19.59%. During this uptrend, the price gave some buy points on the breakouts. Latest low was last Wednesday, when price bounced at $279.14. Like in all uptrends, price needs to rest and now price is moving in a range between $294.10 and $279.14

$ACN at All-time Highs

Accenture did it again, and hit new all-time highs (ATH) last Friday at $294.50. Stock surged fast in the last 10 sessions, cracking new all-time highs 3 times

SMAs overview

ACN stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $294.10 (2.05% above)
  • The current supports are:

  • S1: $279.14 (-3.14% below)
  • S2: $269.42 (-6.52% below)
  • S3: $264.80 (-8.12% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    The distance between the upper and lower bands is 4.04%, which means that volatility is low. Reduced volatility is often the antecedent to a sudden movement (up or down), so we must be alert and manage our buy or sell orders properly

    ACN stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 in late April after just crossing to the overbough zone for 1 day (weak signal). The RSI value last Friday was 53.74. Since that level was lost, Accenture stock inched down a 1.48%

    ACN stock RSI chart

    Accenture stock price history

    Accenture IPO was on Jul 19th, 2001 priced at $11.27 per share1. Since then, ACN stock has risen by 2,457.23%, with an average of 129.33% per year. An investment of thousand dollars on the IPO would have a value of $25,572.32 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    ACN stock price history chart

    Price target for Accenture stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. However, many stock price predictions are issued every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, brokerage institutions release their price estimates based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these predictions follow the publication of new financial data by the company, and usually. If you are a small investor you must not invest based on these forecasts.

    In the last month we couldn't find any price target published for Accenture stock.

    Accenture stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    May 6th, 2021
    Robert W. Baird Not available

    Earnings and financials

    Shareholders event was hosted by Accenture ($ACN) last March after releasing the earnings report. Accenture reported earnings of $2.03 per share on sales of $12.1 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.90 per share on revenue of $11.8 billion.

    Same quarter last year, reported EPS was $1.91, so recently posted EPS means an increase of 6.28%. Sales rose a 8.50% on an annualized basis in the , from $111.4B to $120.9B last quarter.

    Accenture ($ACN) is hosting the Q3 earnings call late next June. Wall Street analysts forecast of $2.24, that is a 10.34% more than previous quarter.

    Accenture performance

    ACN performance compared
    Company1m3m6m
    Accenture ($ACN) 1.10% 12.20% 19.90%

    Please read:
    The comments given in this post are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this document does not have any knowledge of the individual situations of the reader, his or her own financial statements or what is in his or her best interest at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Thoughts are expressed for educative reasons only

    Accenture summary

    Friday, May 14th, 2021
    Open$286.86
    Close$288.2
    Day range$286.62 - $294.5
    Previous close$285.32
    Session gain1.01%
    Average true range$4.38
    50d mov avg$278.59
    100d mov avg$266.55
    200d mov avg$249.84
    Earnings dateJune 24th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Accenture stock symbol?

    Accenture plc is a public company trading in the US stock market with the ACN symbol

    Is Accenture stock a buy or sell?

    Accenture had one rating in the last four weeks Read the article to get additional tips on trading ACN stock.

    Will ACN go up?

    There were no forecasts issued by market analysts in the last 4 weeks for Accenture.