Barrett Asset Management Lowered Its Accenture Plc Ireland Shs Clas (ACN) Stake; Cts (CTS) Shorts Increased By 13.77%

May 24, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Barrett Asset Management Llc decreased Accenture Plc Ireland Shs Clas (ACN) stake by 1.29% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Barrett Asset Management Llc sold 3,164 shares as Accenture Plc Ireland Shs Clas (ACN)’s stock declined 3.27%. The Barrett Asset Management Llc holds 242,137 shares with $37.07 million value, down from 245,301 last quarter. Accenture Plc Ireland Shs Clas now has $99.87 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $155.3. About 708,989 shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 24.68% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.13% the S&P500.

Cts Corporation (NYSE:CTS) had an increase of 13.77% in short interest. CTS’s SI was 470,000 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 13.77% from 413,100 shares previously. With 108,000 avg volume, 4 days are for Cts Corporation (NYSE:CTS)’s short sellers to cover CTS’s short positions. The SI to Cts Corporation’s float is 1.45%. It closed at $32 lastly. It is down 22.37% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.82% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 1 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 46 investors sold ACN shares while 393 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 300 raised stakes. 456.89 million shares or 1.00% less from 461.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Glg Limited Liability has 0.35% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Zacks Invest Mgmt holds 0.25% or 74,868 shares in its portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Ltd has 0.89% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 60,914 shares. Ellington Management Grp Limited Company holds 0.11% or 4,200 shares. Nuance Invests holds 0.78% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 76,093 shares. Roundview Cap Limited Liability, a New Jersey-based fund reported 2,870 shares. Community National Bank & Trust Na holds 0.01% or 335 shares in its portfolio. Ironwood Invest Counsel Limited Liability Corp holds 10,747 shares. Orrstown Fin Serv Inc owns 9,056 shares or 1.59% of their US portfolio. Rmb Management Limited has 80,554 shares for 0.32% of their portfolio. Invesco Limited holds 2.26M shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Company Commercial Bank invested in 0.07% or 33,020 shares. Baker Boyer Bancorp reported 1,710 shares stake. Adage Capital Ptnrs Grp Limited Liability owns 877,900 shares or 0.3% of their US portfolio. Comerica State Bank has 171,947 shares.

Among 26 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Accenture Plc had 97 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, October 23. As per Friday, June 16, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Friday, December 22 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Argus Research upgraded Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Tuesday, September 8. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $108.0 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, June 22 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, March 27. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $154 target in Friday, March 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, December 21.

More notable recent Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Accenture (ACN) Announces Acquisition of HO Communication” on May 23, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Buy Accenture” published on May 07, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Accenture Commits US$200 Million to Education, Training and Skills Initiatives Over Next Three Years to Equip …” on May 23, 2018. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Investingnews.com and their article: “Harvest Rebalances Blockchain ETF” published on May 23, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Accenture (ACN) Granted US Patent for ZBx AI Platform that Categorizes Data for Zero-Based Spend Analysis” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

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 22.70 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 CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “CTS Corporation Declares A Dividend” on May 17, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “CTS Announces First Quarter 2018 Results” published on April 26, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Encore Wire, Wildhorse Resource Development, CTS, Del Taco Restaurants …” on May 04, 2018. More interesting news about CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “CTS’ (CTS) CEO Kieran O’Sullivan on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on April 26, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “CTS Corp. (CTS) Director Walter Catlow Announces Retirement from Board” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

CTS Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells a range of sensors, electronic components, and actuators primarily to original equipment manufacturers for the transportation, industrial, medical, information technology, defense and aerospace, and communications markets. The company has market cap of $1.06 billion. It offers sensors and actuators used in passenger or consumer vehicles; electronic components used in infrastructure, information technology and other high-speed applications, switches, and potentiometers supplied to various markets; and fabricated piezoelectric materials and substrates used primarily in medical, industrial, defense and aerospace, and information technology markets. It has a 74.42 P/E ratio. The firm also creates and develops sensing technology for radio frequency measurement and control systems.

Among 2 analysts covering CTS Corp (NYSE:CTS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. CTS Corp had 2 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 29 by Gabelli.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.43 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.28, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 7 investors sold CTS Corporation shares while 35 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 31.05 million shares or 0.78% more from 30.81 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 23,554 were reported by Partners Ltd Liability Company. Barclays Public Limited Company invested in 0% or 6,152 shares. Gemmer Asset Llc holds 96 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Price T Rowe Md owns 0.01% invested in CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS) for 1.52M shares. Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0% in CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans holds 0% or 20,423 shares in its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 0% invested in CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS) for 102,536 shares. Td Asset Mgmt holds 0% or 28,800 shares. Blackrock stated it has 4.18M shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested 0% of its portfolio in CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS). Manufacturers Life Insur The reported 0% in CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS). Martingale Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership holds 53,404 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Legal And General Gru Public Ltd Co owns 64,943 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department, a Tennessee-based fund reported 26,219 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership accumulated 2.72 million shares or 0.03% of the stock.

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