As of the end of the quarter Janus Capital Management LLC had sold 1,918,014 shares trimming its position 79.1%. Blue Fin Capital Inc. now owns 4,400 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $527,000 after buying an additional 12 shares in the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust grew its stake in Accenture PLC by 2.0% during the first quarter. After having $1.52 EPS previously, Accenture Plc’s analysts see -5.26% EPS growth. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 21,034 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,474,650.10. Accenture plc (ACN) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 16.61%. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.
Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc increased Landstar Sys Inc (LSTR) stake by 401.35% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 1,412 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $169,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Landstar Sys Inc now has $3.97B valuation.
William Blair Investment Management, LLC augmented its position by buying 133,586 shares an increase of 20.8%. The shares were sold at an average price of $129.26, for a total value of $284,372.00. (NYSE:PDM) has risen 9.82% since September 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.64% the S&P500. It also reduced Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) stake by 17,300 shares and now owns 48,580 shares.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.06, from 0.99 in 2016Q3.
Eagle Capital Management LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN) by 1.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. 466.12 million shares or 9.23% more from 426.72 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Art accumulated 99,200 shares. Calamos Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.32% or 348,147 shares in its portfolio. Cincinnati Casualty holds 1.67% of its portfolio in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) for 15,000 shares.
Analysts await Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) to report earnings on October, 5. Aperio Grp Ltd Liability Com owns 396,937 shares. Azimuth Mngmt Limited Com owns 211,267 shares. Markel invested in 0.18% or 477,000 shares. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno accumulated 154,800 shares. The stock of Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 22. Capital Research Global Investors lifted its position in shares of Accenture PLC by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Waldron Lp owns 2,953 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt Lp holds 212,543 shares. Front Barnett Associate Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 96,279 shares. 17,142 were reported by Atria Invs Lc. Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since September 10, 2016 and is uptrending.
Among 21 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, July 7 with “Equalweight”. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $14500 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $146 target in Thursday, September 7 report. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $131.53. Pacific Crest initiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, July 12 report. The stock of Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, April 3. The company was maintained on Friday, December 18 by RBC Capital Markets. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $5.65 and is projected to be $5.90 for the current year with 617,986,000 shares now outstanding. ACN’s profit would be $928.43 million giving it 23.31 P/E if the $1.44 EPS is correct. The Accenture Strategy provides a range of strategy services focused on areas, such as digital technologies; enterprise architecture and applications; Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and enterprise value; information technology (IT); security; mergers and acquisitions; operations; advanced customer services, and talent and organization.
Davidson D A & Company increased Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) stake by 52,132 shares to 176,124 valued at $6.76 million in 2016Q4. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) was reduced too.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.22, from 1.18 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 48 investors sold PAY shares while 91 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. Everence Capital Mgmt invested in 0.62% or 18,443 shares. (NASDAQ:LSTR). Ny State Common Retirement Fund invested in 0.02% or 194,100 shares. Guggenheim Ltd has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in VeriFone Systems Inc (NYSE:PAY). Hsbc Holdg Public Limited Company has invested 0% in Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IDRA). (TSE:CG). Moreover, Ameriprise Fin has 0% invested in Centerra Gold Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR). 15,669 were accumulated by Nuveen Asset Lc. Hl Financial Svcs Limited Com owns 3,338 shares. Intll Limited Ca has 75,630 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ:LSTR) for 14,930 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The stated it has 0% in VeriFone Systems Inc (NYSE:PAY). BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $130.00 price objective (up from $125.00) on shares of Accenture PLC in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. (NASDAQ:LSTR) for 13,804 shares. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, October 3 with “Buy”. Therefore 54% are positive. Piedmont Office Realty Trust had 10 analyst reports since September 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, February 1 report. On Friday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”.
In related news, insider Gianfranco Casati sold 6,836 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 26th. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by Deutsche Bank.