Accenture Plc Ireld Cl A (ACN) Shareholder Janney Montgomery Scott Cut Holding by $1.04 Million as Shares Declined; Shareholder Green Square Capital Increased Pbf Energy Cl A (PBF) Holding

December 7, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Janney Montgomery Scott Llc decreased its stake in Accenture Plc Ireld Cl A (ACN) by 15.79% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Janney Montgomery Scott Llc sold 8,474 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.21% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 45,204 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $5.59 million, down from 53,678 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott Llc who had been investing in Accenture Plc Ireld Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $91.14B market cap company. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $148.27. About 1.36 million shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.

Green Square Capital Llc increased its stake in Pbf Energy Inc Cl A (PBF) by 30.14% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Green Square Capital Llc bought 62,021 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.10% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 267,815 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $5.96M, up from 205,794 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Green Square Capital Llc who had been investing in Pbf Energy Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.66 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.10% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $32.18. About 1.56 million shares traded. PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) has declined 20.84% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.54% the S&P500.




Analysts await Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) to report earnings on December, 20. They expect $1.66 EPS, up 5.06% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.58 per share. ACN’s profit will be $1.02 billion for 22.33 P/E if the $1.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.48 actual EPS reported by Accenture plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.16% EPS growth.

Among 26 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Accenture Plc had 71 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, March 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Friday, December 18, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with “Buy” rating and $13500 target in Monday, May 29 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 1 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, June 24. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 7 report. Berenberg initiated the shares of ACN in report on Thursday, October 13 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 20 report. On Wednesday, November 8 the stock rating was initiated by Pivotal Research with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, September 21.

Janney Montgomery Scott Llc, which manages about $15.70 billion and $8.01B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amer Water Works Company (NYSE:AWK) by 4,005 shares to 60,917 shares, valued at $4.75 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Texas Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:TXN) by 5,602 shares in the quarter, for a total of 102,419 shares, and has risen its stake in Lowes Companies Inc (NYSE:LOW).

More important recent Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Accenture Could Still Be Undervalued, But Execution Risk Is High” on November 30, 2017, also Streetinsider.com published article titled: “Pivotal Research Starts Accenture plc (ACN) at Buy”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Accenture Invests In And Partners With Paxata” on November 14, 2017. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) was released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “MS Global Franchise Fund Buys Accenture PLC, British American Tobacco PLC …” with publication date: November 30, 2017.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 49 investors sold ACN shares while 348 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 334 raised stakes. 466.45 million shares or 0.50% more from 464.13 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mckinley Carter Wealth holds 20,738 shares or 1.13% of its portfolio. Bryn Mawr Trust holds 0.03% or 4,038 shares. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Lc invested 0.47% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has invested 0.39% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). California Employees Retirement Systems stated it has 0.31% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). First Foundation Advsrs has 0.03% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 4,644 shares. Commonwealth Comml Bank Of Aus reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Lodestar Investment Counsel Lc Il reported 112,692 shares. Cambridge Com stated it has 0.4% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Green Square Capital Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.04% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 1,632 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Co owns 0.27% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 86,061 shares. Parsons Capital Management Incorporated Ri has 0.42% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Haverford Serv holds 78,129 shares or 3.94% of its portfolio. New York-based Jpmorgan Chase And has invested 0.46% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN).

More recent PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 10, 2017” on November 09, 2017. Also Forbes.com published the news titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: PBF Energy, Spectra Energy Partners and Exxon Mobil” on November 08, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Is PBF Energy (PBF) Stock A Great Combo of Value and Growth?” with publication date: December 05, 2017 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.94 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.56, from 1.38 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 35 investors sold PBF shares while 42 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 119.24 million shares or 9.27% more from 109.13 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp accumulated 9.23M shares. Rhumbline Advisers owns 191,529 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pnc Fin Group Inc Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF). Baupost Limited Com Ma invested in 4% or 15.72M shares. Ameritas Investment Partners holds 32,100 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability reported 0% in PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF). Private Mgmt Gp owns 1.13% invested in PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) for 930,391 shares. Numina Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 277,431 shares or 1.01% of all its holdings. Parkside Fin Retail Bank & holds 30 shares. Captrust Advsr stated it has 0% of its portfolio in PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF). Spark Invest Mgmt Lc holds 0.06% or 44,400 shares in its portfolio. 10,709 are owned by Petrus Tru Co Lta. Us Fincl Bank De stated it has 0% in PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF). 307,943 are owned by Deutsche Bank Ag. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada has invested 0% in PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF).

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