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Accenture

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Accenture appoints Dr. Athina Kanioura as Chief Analytics Officer

Accenture has appointed Dr. Athina Kanioura Chief Analytics Officer and global lead of Accenture Applied Intelligence, effective immediately. Dr. Kanioura succeeds Narendra Mulani who will retire from the company. Dr. Kanioura joined Accenture in 2005.

ACN Accenture
$156.58

1.24 (0.80%)

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Citi recommends more defensive stance, upgrades Accenture to Buy
Citi analyst Ashwin Shirvaikar upgraded Accenture (ACN) to Buy from Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $169 from $161. Against a backdrop of rising political and policy risks, a more defensive Information Technology Services stance is appropriate, Shirvaikar tells investors in a research note. The analyst recommends not looking for cheaper valuations, but for companies that are the most relevant to their clients. His top idea remains Epam Systems (EPAM) and he upgrades Accenture to Buy on the belief that the company is the "best-positioned traditional player."
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Morgan Stanley downgrades Exela to Equal Weight on limited liquidity, visibility
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Essex downgraded Exela Technologies (XELA) to Equal Weight from Overweight, stating that a recent cut to guidance for full-year EBITDA gave some investors pause, with no visibility into when the issue may be addressed, and he believes liquidity limits the universe of potential buyers for the stock. He cut his price target on Exela shares to $4.50 from $9.00. In terms of his outlook for the broader IT Services space, Essex said Digital Transformation, Cloud, and Automation are expected to drive healthy demand into 2019. Accenture (ACN) and DXC Technology (DXC) remain his top picks in the space, as he anticipates investor demand for quality, defensive stocks.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. MetLife (MET) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Jay Cohen saying quality concerns are diminishing as management addresses past issues and believes the business mix has notably changed for the positive following the Brighthouse spin. 2. ING Group (ING) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale. 3. Williams (WMB) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays analyst Christine Cho saying the company is now positioned to reduce leverage at an accelerated pace and internally fund incremental growth projects and/or return capital to shareholders in a more meaningful way. 4. Accenture (ACN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Ashwin Shirvaikar saying against a backdrop of rising political and policy risks, a more defensive Information Technology Services stance is appropriate. 5. Nutanix (NTNX) and Teradata (TDC) were upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Workday jumps after William Blair uncovers HR deal with Accenture
William Blair analyst Justin Furby says his recent channel work leads him to believe that Workday (WDAY) recently closed a core human resources deal with Accenture (ACN). If correct, "this would be an important transaction for a number of reasons," Furby tells investors in a research note titled "A Deal That Will Turn Heads; We Believe Workday Signed Accenture." First, Accenture is a massive company with close to 500,000 employees globally, the analyst writes. Second, Accenture is a "massive influencer in enterprise technology buying cycles," Furby adds. And third, the analyst says it is his understanding that Accenture signed a cloud HR deal with SAP (SAP) Employee Central in mid-2016, which he heard was "plagued with challenges." Furby concludes that if in fact Workday landed this deal, he has additional conviction in the company reported upside in Q4. Further, a deal of this type is bigger than any one quarter, and likely has ramifications for quarters to come, Furby notes. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on Workday. He also views the news as "another sign of SAP's weakening position in HR." Following William Blair's research note, Workday is up 6%, or $10.15, to $182.77 in premarket trading.

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