Autus Asset Management Trimmed Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) Stake; TOTO LTD ORD ORDINARY SHARES (TOTDF) Shorts Raised By 25.11%

July 12, 2018 - By Vernon Prom

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TOTO LTD ORD ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:TOTDF) had an increase of 25.11% in short interest. TOTDF’s SI was 381,200 shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 25.11% from 304,700 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 3812 days are for TOTO LTD ORD ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:TOTDF)’s short sellers to cover TOTDF’s short positions. The SI to TOTO LTD ORD ORDINARY SHARES’s float is 0.26%. It closed at $47.88 lastly. It is down 0.00% since July 12, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Autus Asset Management Llc decreased Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) stake by 3.65% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Autus Asset Management Llc sold 3,106 shares as Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN)’s stock declined 5.31%. The Autus Asset Management Llc holds 82,045 shares with $12.59 million value, down from 85,151 last quarter. Accenture Plc Ireland now has $106.56 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $166.31. About 1.31 million shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 26.72% since July 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.15% the S&P500. Some Historical ACN News: 29/03/2018 – Accenture To Acquire MXM, A Content-Powered Digital Marketing Agency; 05/03/2018 Accenture: E-commerce is dead, long live digital commerce; 26/03/2018 – Accenture Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data and Analytics Service Providers, Worldwide; 05/04/2018 – Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services, Worldwide; 22/03/2018 – Accenture’s revenue rises 15.2 percent; 22/03/2018 – Accenture Sees FY EPS $6.40-EPS $6.49; 06/03/2018 – Rapidly Advancing Technology Is Fueling Intelligent Enterprises but Requires a Fundamental Shift in Leadership, According to Accenture Technology Vision 2018; 23/05/2018 – Accenture Interactive Opens Digital Ad-Buying Division, Further Encroaching on Agencies’ Turf; 12/04/2018 – ACCENTURE PLC – WITH APPOINTMENT OF RENDUCHINTALA, ACCENTURE’S BOARD NOW COMPRISES 12 DIRECTORS; 08/03/2018 – Accenture Announces Progress Toward a Gender-Balanced Workforce as Part of Its International Women’s Day Celebration

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.04, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 50 investors sold ACN shares while 396 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 326 raised stakes. 449.75 million shares or 1.56% less from 456.89 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Utah Retirement Systems, Utah-based fund reported 115,517 shares. Asset holds 2.91% or 112,865 shares in its portfolio. Campbell Invest Adviser Ltd Company accumulated 1,600 shares or 0.21% of the stock. Ameriprise Financial has 1.37M shares. Maryland Management has 0.07% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Crestwood Advsr Gp Llc invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Zacks Invest invested in 0.26% or 75,739 shares. Jefferies Grp Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 8,647 shares. Dynamic Advisor Solutions Lc stated it has 0.5% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Front Barnett Associates Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 90,659 shares. Hallmark Cap Mngmt holds 123,216 shares or 2.3% of its portfolio. Court Place Limited Liability owns 3,013 shares. North Point Portfolio Managers Corp Oh holds 3.83% or 145,574 shares. Edgemoor Advisors owns 2,075 shares. Csu Producer stated it has 13.46% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN).

Analysts await Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) to report earnings on September, 27. They expect $1.56 EPS, up 5.41% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.48 per share. ACN’s profit will be $999.57M for 26.65 P/E if the $1.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.79 actual EPS reported by Accenture plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.85% negative EPS growth.

Autus Asset Management Llc increased Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd (VEA) stake by 17,142 shares to 486,286 valued at $21.52M in 2018Q1. It also upped Vanguard Index Fds (VB) stake by 6,333 shares and now owns 201,614 shares. Ishares Tr (EMB) was raised too.

Among 12 analysts covering Accenture (NYSE:ACN), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Accenture had 16 analyst reports since February 5, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, February 5 report. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, June 29 report. Susquehanna maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Tuesday, March 20. Susquehanna has “Hold” rating and $165.0 target. On Friday, June 29 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. Susquehanna upgraded the stock to “Positive” rating in Tuesday, June 19 report. Wedbush maintained the shares of ACN in report on Monday, April 2 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, June 29 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Monday, June 25. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, March 20. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, March 23 by Barclays Capital.

More news for Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “Accenture Federal Services Hires Veteran Defense Industry Executive George Batsakis to Lead Its Defense and …” on July 12, 2018. Fool.com‘s article titled: “Smooth Sailing for Accenture” and published on July 02, 2018 is yet another important article.

Toto Ltd. manufactures and sells plumbing products. The company has market cap of $7.83 billion. The firm offers sanitary ware, such as toilet basins, urinals, sinks, washbasins, etc.; system toilets; toilet seats; plumbing accessories, etc.; bathtubs; unit bathrooms; and fittings consisting of various faucets, drain fittings, etc. It has a 24.3 P/E ratio. It also provides modular kitchens; bathroom vanity units; marbright artificial marble counters; bathroom ventilations; heating and drying systems; and welfare equipment, etc.

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