Epam Sys (EPAM) Holder Russia Partners Management Has Decreased Position by $89.75 Million as Share Price Rose; As Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) Shares Declined, Winslow Evans & Crocker Trimmed Its Holding by $11.64 Million

May 19, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc decreased its stake in Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) by 6.87% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc sold 76 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.27% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,030 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $157.69M, down from 1,106 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc who had been investing in Accenture Plc Ireland for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $99.88B market cap company. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $155.31. About 1.52M shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 24.68% since May 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.13% the S&P500.

Russia Partners Management Llc decreased its stake in Epam Sys Inc (EPAM) by 97.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Russia Partners Management Llc sold 838,823 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.34% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 24,436 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.63 million, down from 863,259 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Russia Partners Management Llc who had been investing in Epam Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.75 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $126.41. About 300,598 shares traded. EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) has risen 53.58% since May 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.03% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.14, from 1.47 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 14 investors sold EPAM shares while 73 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 45.48 million shares or 3.09% more from 44.11 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 918 are held by Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio. Taylor Frigon Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 26,288 shares or 2.29% of the stock. Brown Advisory has invested 0% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). Columbia L L C Invest Mgmt holds 0.08% or 5,647 shares in its portfolio. Clarivest Asset Mngmt Lc has invested 0.05% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). Chicago Equity Prns Limited Co holds 0.03% or 9,100 shares in its portfolio. Peak6 Invs LP accumulated 5,145 shares. Tortoise Invest Mngmt Limited reported 120 shares. Moreover, Panagora Asset has 0.02% invested in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) for 54,793 shares. Zeke Capital Limited Liability Company reported 0.03% of its portfolio in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). 17,750 were accumulated by Cs Mckee L P. Huntington Bancorp holds 0% or 184 shares. Axa has 0% invested in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) for 10,000 shares. Bamco New York accumulated 53,836 shares. Sg Americas Secs Limited holds 0% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) or 3,979 shares.

Analysts await EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.79 earnings per share, up 23.44% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.64 per share. EPAM’s profit will be $42.19M for 40.00 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.82 actual earnings per share reported by EPAM Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.66% negative EPS growth.

Since February 22, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $691,722 activity. Another trade for 3,120 shares valued at $404,922 was sold by Peterson Jason D..

More important recent EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “EPAM Reports Results for First Quarter 2018” on May 09, 2018, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “EPAM Launches InfoNgenâ„¢ 7.0, Using Machine Learning to Dramatically Improve Actionable Insights”, Seekingalpha.com published: “EPAM Systems 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 09, 2018. More interesting news about EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) was released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “4 Tech Companies Seeing High Demand For Blockchain Services” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Among 20 analysts covering EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. EPAM Systems had 53 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Needham maintained the shares of EPAM in report on Thursday, November 19 with “Buy” rating. UBS maintained EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) rating on Friday, August 4. UBS has “Buy” rating and $96 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, March 16 by Needham. Cowen & Co maintained EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) rating on Wednesday, January 31. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $130.0 target. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, November 8. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, March 16 by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 9 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 27 report. The stock of EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 19 by Renaissance Capital.

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 $1.10B for 22.71 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: Benzinga.com which released: “4 Tech Companies Seeing High Demand For Blockchain Services” on May 18, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Cantor’s CoinDesk Consensus Conference Takeaways” published on May 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Buy Accenture” on May 07, 2018. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Accenture (ACN) Announces Acquisition of Certus Solutions” published on April 30, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “3 Situations To Buy The Dip” with publication date: May 19, 2018.

Among 26 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Accenture Plc had 96 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 14 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 26 by Susquehanna. The firm has “Buy” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, February 5. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, December 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, March 24. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform” on Tuesday, March 20. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, December 22 report. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 14 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1 in 2017Q3. It worsened, 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. Com Of Toledo Na Oh, Ohio-based fund reported 3,021 shares. Glg Lc holds 0.35% or 32,200 shares in its portfolio. M Securities owns 0.35% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 7,316 shares. Long Road Counsel Ltd Com invested in 2.13% or 20,170 shares. Moreover, Credit Suisse Ag has 0.16% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 1.15M shares. Logan Cap Mngmt holds 0.18% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) or 17,044 shares. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Ltd Liability holds 1.63% or 63,402 shares. Mcf Limited Liability Corp holds 150 shares. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability stated it has 0.16% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Factory Mutual Ins stated it has 0.46% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). The Massachusetts-based Moors And Cabot has invested 0.54% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). 19,397 were reported by Sheets Smith Wealth Mgmt. Engineers Gate Manager LP holds 0.25% or 23,547 shares in its portfolio. Cape Cod Five Cents Financial Bank invested in 0.87% or 37,828 shares. Buckingham Capital reported 9,632 shares stake.

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc, which manages about $600.60 million and $311.16 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (IVV) by 48 shares to 746 shares, valued at $200.29 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (EEM) by 804 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1,940 shares, and has risen its stake in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL).

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