4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Accenture

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global consulting giant Accenture (NYS: ACN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Accenture's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Accenture facts

Headquarters (founded)Dublin (1995)
Market Cap$40.3 billion
IndustryIT consulting and other services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$27.3 billion
ManagementCEO Pierre Nanterme (since 2011)
CFO Pamela Craig (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)59.9%
Cash/Debt$5.6 billion / $5.9 million
Dividend Yield2.1%
CompetitorsDeloitte Consulting
HP Enterprise Services
IBM

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,326 members who have rated Accenture believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just a few weeks ago, one of those bulls, MajorBob04, tapped Accenture as a stock with plenty of operating momentum working in its favor: "Hitting on all cylinders; exceeding analyst expectations & previous forecasts, raising guidance and increasing the dividend."

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Accenture. The Fool owns shares of IBM. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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