Analog Devices (ADI) Holder Korea Investment Trimmed Its Position as Valuation Declined; Accenture Plc (ACN) Share Price Declined While Ledyard National Bank Decreased Stake

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Ledyard National Bank decreased its stake in Accenture Plc (ACN) by 31.66% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ledyard National Bank sold 1,815 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.98% with the market. The institutional investor held 3,917 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $667,000, down from 5,732 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ledyard National Bank who had been investing in Accenture Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $100.42B market cap company. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $157.54. About 780,112 shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 6.14% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.14% the S&P500. Some Historical ACN News: 03/04/2018 – Accenture Recognized for Innovation Across Microsoft’s Global Procurement with Supplier Partnership of the Year Award; 29/03/2018 – Meredith Corp to Sell Meredith Xcelerated Marketing to Accenture; 23/05/2018 – Accenture to Acquire Shanghai-Based HO Communication; 15/03/2018 – Potential Benefits of Artificial Intelligence Outweigh Citizen Concerns About Responsible Use by Government, Accenture Survey Shows; 27/03/2018 – Four in Five North American Bank Operations Leaders Believe Their Bank’s Survival Depends on Updating Legacy Systems to; 06/03/2018 – ACCENTURE PLC – TERMS OF TRANSACTION WERE NOT DISCLOSED; 22/03/2018 – ACCENTURE PLC – NOW EXPECTS OPERATING MARGIN FOR FULL FISCAL YEAR TO BE 14.8 PERCENT; 23/05/2018 – Accenture Interactive Opens Digital Ad-Buying Division, Further Encroaching on Agencies’ Turf; 11/04/2018 – Accenture Launches Intelligent Enterprise Platform to Help Companies Use Advanced Technologies that Fast-track Enterprise Transformation; 07/05/2018 – Accenture Completes Acquisition of MXM, Bolsters Capabilities in Creative Services, Data-Led Marketing Execution, Content

Korea Investment Corp decreased its stake in Analog Devices Inc (ADI) by 67.32% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Korea Investment Corp sold 8,791 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,268 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $395,000, down from 13,059 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Korea Investment Corp who had been investing in Analog Devices Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $38.68 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $104.75. About 1.28 million shares traded. Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) has risen 2.75% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.75% the S&P500. Some Historical ADI News: 02/04/2018 – Fidelity Value Strategies Adds Analog Devices, Exits Wesco; 08/03/2018 – Analog Devices: Acquires Symeo GmbH; 30/05/2018 – Analog Devices Reports Second Quarter Revenue Above the High-End of Guidance Led by Double-Digit YoY B2B Growth, and Record; 13/03/2018 – Qualcomm: Instinet Sees Xilinx, ADI, Microchip Similarities to NXP as Targets — Barron’s Blog; 24/04/2018 – ANALOG DEVICES, XILINX GAIN AFTER TEXAS INSTRUMENTS’ REV. BEAT; 29/05/2018 – Analog Devices Inc expected to post earnings of $1.38 a share – Earnings Preview; 08/03/2018 – S&GR Assigns Analog Devices Sr Unscured Notes ‘BBB’ Issue Rtg; 08/03/2018 – ANALOG DEVICES OUTLOOK POSITIVE FROM STABLE BY MOODY’S; 02/04/2018 – Fidelity Selector Mid Cap Adds Analog Devices, Exits KBR; 30/05/2018 – Analog Devices 2Q Net $379.8M

Since August 27, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 sales for $11.83 million activity. Another trade for 5,003 shares valued at $420,402 was made by Henderson Gregory N. on Wednesday, January 2. $933,400 worth of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) shares were sold by ROCHE VINCENT. Shares for $900,140 were sold by STATA RAY. 18,650 shares were sold by Real Peter, worth $1.84M. $243,886 worth of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) shares were sold by Mahendra-Rajah Prashanth. Hassett Joseph also sold $1.20 million worth of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.16, from 1.14 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 45 investors sold ADI shares while 249 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. 322.04 million shares or 0.42% more from 320.70 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Ci Invests owns 0% invested in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) for 269 shares. 284,606 are held by Deprince Race And Zollo Inc. Everence Capital Management Incorporated owns 10,101 shares. Kentucky Retirement Sys owns 25,680 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Wealthtrust reported 227 shares. Jnba Fin Advsr holds 0% of its portfolio in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) for 34 shares. First Eagle Inv Management Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.77% in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI). Pinnacle Assocs Limited accumulated 2,693 shares. Kidder Stephen W accumulated 64,139 shares. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma invested in 0.01% or 675 shares. Cap Fund Mgmt Sa owns 26,850 shares. Cetera Advisor Limited Company has invested 0.01% in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI). 13,409 were accumulated by First Hawaiian Bancorp. Cambridge Rech Advsr holds 31,272 shares. Agf Invests reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI).

Among 34 analysts covering Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Analog Devices had 158 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James downgraded Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) on Tuesday, April 19 to “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) on Monday, January 18 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Nomura to “Neutral” on Monday, January 18. The stock of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 23. The stock of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 21 by BMO Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) rating on Thursday, August 6. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $63 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 30 by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 31 by Bernstein. As per Monday, September 11, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by M Partners with “Neutral” on Monday, January 18.

More notable recent Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 07, 2018 – Nasdaq” on June 06, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Analog Devices (ADI) to Report Q4 Earnings: What’s in Store? – Nasdaq” published on November 16, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 28, 2018 – Nasdaq” on November 27, 2018. More interesting news about Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Analog Devices (ADI) Down 6.7% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? – Nasdaq” published on December 20, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Analog Devices Reaches Analyst Target Price – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 07, 2019.

Korea Investment Corp, which manages about $21.68B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hewlett Packard Enterprise C by 343,816 shares to 1.02 million shares, valued at $16.70M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Gildan Activewear Inc (NYSE:GIL) by 190,800 shares in the quarter, for a total of 312,013 shares, and has risen its stake in Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR).

Analysts await Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $1.28 EPS, down 9.86% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.42 per share. ADI’s profit will be $472.70M for 20.46 P/E if the $1.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.55 actual EPS reported by Analog Devices, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.42% negative EPS growth.

More recent Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Accenture: A Perfect Dividend Growth Stock – Seeking Alpha” on January 31, 2019. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Accenture gets a new bull – Seeking Alpha” on January 16, 2019. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Millennial and Gen Z Consumers Paving the Way for Non-Traditional Care Models, Accenture Study Finds – Business Wire” with publication date: February 12, 2019 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.07 in 2018Q2. It dived, as 27 investors sold ACN shares while 389 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 333 raised stakes. 441.67 million shares or 2.70% less from 453.91 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Redwood Ltd Company owns 0.96% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 72,725 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% or 327,108 shares in its portfolio. Abner Herrman And Brock reported 3,372 shares. Somerset Co reported 10,502 shares. Moreno Evelyn V owns 3,185 shares. Advisor Prtnrs has 0.33% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 14,454 shares. Ntv Asset Mngmt Limited Co holds 11,225 shares or 0.52% of its portfolio. E&G Advsr Lp holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 2,088 shares. Profund Limited Liability Corp has 0.09% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Csat Invest Advisory Limited Partnership reported 2.6% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Wealthtrust reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Peddock Cap Advisors Lc invested in 0.06% or 692 shares. The Florida-based Transamerica Financial has invested 0.15% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Wespac Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 1,262 shares. Freestone Capital Limited Liability Co holds 0.01% or 13,410 shares in its portfolio.

Among 27 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Accenture Plc had 113 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, October 3. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, June 29. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 14 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, September 21. Deutsche Bank maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Monday, March 27. Deutsche Bank has “” rating and $133 target. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 8 by Bank of America. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 11 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Friday, December 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $14500 target in Monday, August 14 report. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Wednesday, January 16.

Analysts await Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) to report earnings on March, 28. They expect $1.57 EPS, down 0.63% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.58 per share. ACN’s profit will be $1.00 billion for 25.09 P/E if the $1.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.96 actual EPS reported by Accenture plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.90% negative EPS growth.

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