Chesley Taft & Associates Has Cut Accenture Plc (ACN) Stake; ALUMINA LTD ORDINARY SHARES AUSTRALIA (AWCMF) Sellers Decreased By 42.05% Their Shorts

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ALUMINA LTD ORDINARY SHARES AUSTRALIA (OTCMKTS:AWCMF) had a decrease of 42.05% in short interest. AWCMF’s SI was 113,000 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 42.05% from 195,000 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 1130 days are for ALUMINA LTD ORDINARY SHARES AUSTRALIA (OTCMKTS:AWCMF)’s short sellers to cover AWCMF’s short positions. It closed at $2.05 lastly. It is down 0.00% since May 12, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Chesley Taft & Associates Llc decreased Accenture Plc (ACN) stake by 14.21% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Chesley Taft & Associates Llc sold 20,370 shares as Accenture Plc (ACN)’s stock declined 3.27%. The Chesley Taft & Associates Llc holds 122,969 shares with $18.83 million value, down from 143,339 last quarter. Accenture Plc now has $101.02 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $157.08. About 1.21M shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 24.68% since May 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.13% the S&P500.

Alumina Limited, through its 40% interest in Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals, engages in bauxite mining, alumina refining, and aluminum smelting businesses. The company has market cap of $6.05 billion. The firm has a network of bauxite mines and alumina refineries in Australia, the United States, Guinea, Suriname, Brazil, and Spain, as well as an interest in a smelter in Victoria Australia; and a bauxite mine and alumina refinery in Saudi Arabia. It has a 17.37 P/E ratio. It also provides shipping services through owned and chartered vessels that transport dry and liquid bulk cargoes, including bauxite, alumina, caustic soda, fuel oil, petroleum, coke, and limestone.

Analysts await Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) to report earnings on June, 28. They expect $1.71 earnings per share, up 12.50% or $0.19 from last year’s $1.52 per share. ACN’s profit will be $1.10 billion for 22.96 P/E if the $1.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.58 actual earnings per share reported by Accenture plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.23% EPS growth.

More notable recent Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Buy Accenture” on May 07, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Accenture Interactive Recognized as IBM Watson Customer Engagement Global Systems Integrator Partner of the Year …” published on May 11, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Accenture (ACN) Announces Acquisition of Certus Solutions” on April 30, 2018. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Accenture Significantly Expands Footprint with Major Automotive Manufacturer Account” published on May 08, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Accenture Teams with SAP to Help High-Tech Companies Create Digital As-a-Service Business Models Quickly and …” with publication date: May 08, 2018.

Among 26 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Accenture Plc has $181 highest and $11 lowest target. $151.54’s average target is -3.53% below currents $157.08 stock price. Accenture Plc had 96 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Friday, September 29 with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, September 19, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. Pivotal Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, December 22 report. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of ACN in report on Monday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, May 31 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, December 4. Societe Generale downgraded Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) on Thursday, September 28 to “Hold” rating. Wedbush initiated Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Friday, September 9. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $125 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 29 by Wells Fargo.

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