-1.69% to Target, Piper Jaffray Maintains Hold Rating for M&T Bank (MTB) Stock; Accenture plc (ACN) Covered By 14 Bullish Analysts Last Week

January 19, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Among 26 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Accenture Plc had 88 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, December 21. As per Friday, March 24, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, September 15. The company was maintained on Monday, August 14 by RBC Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Monday, October 23. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $150.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Credit Suisse. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was downgraded by Societe Generale. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 29. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 1 by Robert W. Baird. See Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) latest ratings:

11/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $175.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $165.0 Maintain
27/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $162.0 Maintain
26/12/2017 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $145.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $162.0 Maintain
22/12/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $166.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $170.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $168.0 Maintain
22/12/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal Weight Old Target: $135.00 New Target: $152.00 Maintain
22/12/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Overweight Old Target: $151.00 New Target: $180.00 Maintain

Among 25 analysts covering M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. M&T Bank has $201.0 highest and $105 lowest target. $155.38’s average target is -16.53% below currents $186.15 stock price. M&T Bank had 77 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 9 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, June 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 5 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, March 29, the company rating was initiated by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 19. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of MTB in report on Wednesday, August 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, January 21 by JP Morgan. On Thursday, April 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Underperform”. On Wednesday, November 30 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Friday, August 18 by RBC Capital Markets.

The stock increased 0.46% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $160.94. About 1.72 million shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.

Accenture plc provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing services worldwide. The company has market cap of $99.25 billion. The Company’s Communications, Media & Technology segment provides professional services that help clients accelerate and deliver digital transformation, and enhance business results through industry-specific solutions; and serves clients in communications, electronics, high technology, media, and entertainment industries. It has a 28.53 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Financial Services segment offers services that help clients enhance cost efficiency, grow their customer base, manage risk, and transform their operations; and serves clients in banking, capital markets, and insurance industries.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.05, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 40 investors sold Accenture plc shares while 370 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 315 raised stakes. 461.53 million shares or 1.06% less from 466.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cleararc Capital Incorporated owns 15,979 shares or 0.32% of their US portfolio. Bartlett Communication Limited Liability Company reported 182,068 shares. First Trust Advisors Limited Partnership invested in 238,201 shares. Woodley Farra Manion Port Management holds 3.94% or 251,789 shares. Lincoln Natl holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 1,690 shares. 2,392 were reported by Texas Capital National Bank & Trust Tx. Boston Family Office Limited Liability Company holds 4,279 shares. Assetmark has invested 0% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Greenleaf Trust has invested 0.04% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Nebraska-based Pittenger Anderson has invested 0.99% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Markel invested in 0.43% or 159,400 shares. Srb Corporation accumulated 1,382 shares. Manchester Limited Liability Co, Vermont-based fund reported 920 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Ltd invested in 0.84% or 63,526 shares. Mirador Cap Prtn Limited Partnership reported 0.27% stake.

The stock increased 3.87% or $6.94 during the last trading session, reaching $186.15. About 1.40 million shares traded or 122.85% up from the average. M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB) has risen 35.81% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.11% the S&P500.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $7.10 million activity. Bojdak Robert J sold $196,100 worth of M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB) on Wednesday, August 9. On Tuesday, September 12 the insider Siddique Sabeth sold $139,812. 20,352 M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB) shares with value of $3.49M were sold by SPYCHALA MICHAEL R. 8,908 shares were sold by Trolli Michele D, worth $1.46M on Friday, August 4. GEISEL GARY N had sold 1,046 shares worth $178,334.

M&T Bank Corporation operates as the holding firm for Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company and Wilmington Trust, National Association that provide retail and commercial banking services. The company has market cap of $28.02 billion. The companyÂ’s Business Banking segment offers deposit, lending, cash management, and other financial services to small businesses and professionals. It has a 21.49 P/E ratio. The Company’s Commercial Banking segment provides commercial lending and leasing, letters of credit, deposit products, and cash management services to middle-market and large commercial customers.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 28 investors sold M&T Bank Corporation shares while 176 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 112.44 million shares or 5.48% less from 118.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nbt National Bank & Trust N A Ny holds 1,750 shares. Adage Prns Group Inc Inc Limited Liability Corporation invested in 52,700 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Moreover, Bryn Mawr Tru has 0.08% invested in M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB) for 8,599 shares. Nexus Invest Mgmt Inc invested in 3,500 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Meiji Yasuda Asset Limited owns 1,871 shares. Ims Cap Mgmt reported 2,959 shares. Raymond James Tru Na has invested 0.04% in M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB). Retirement Of Alabama stated it has 0.06% in M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB). Sei Invests Com accumulated 0.02% or 37,975 shares. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Management reported 15,050 shares or 0.35% of all its holdings. Argyle Mgmt invested in 0.29% or 4,548 shares. Andra Ap owns 35,400 shares. Greylin Investment Mangement Incorporated, a Virginia-based fund reported 7,550 shares. Rampart Invest Co Ltd Com invested 0.1% in M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB). Wagner Bowman Management, a Maryland-based fund reported 2,544 shares.

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