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Professional Advisory Services Inc decreased its stake in Accenture Plc (ACN) by 5.64% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Professional Advisory Services Inc sold 5,062 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.22% . The institutional investor held 84,677 shares of the business services company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $15.65 million, down from 89,739 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Professional Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in Accenture Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $124.18B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $194.62. About 1.46M shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 20.80% since September 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.80% the S&P500. Some Historical ACN News: 12/04/2018 – ACCENTURE PLC – VENKATA “MURTHY” RENDUCHINTALA HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO BOARD, EFFECTIVE THURSDAY; 22/03/2018 – Blockchain Remains a Potential Powerhouse for Various Markets’ Futures; 29/03/2018 – Tinker Federal Credit Union Selects Mortgage Cadence as Best-In-Class Technology Partner; 19/04/2018 – Bankers Confident in the Integrity of Data Driving Business Decisions; 13/03/2018 – Accenture Helps Air France KLM Martinair Cargo Roll Out Enhanced Air Cargo Solution; 22/03/2018 – ACCENTURE CFO ON ACQUISITION SPENDING – “THINK IT WILL BE STRONGER IN THE BACK HALF OF YEAR BUT COULD LAND BIT LOWER THAN $1 BLN FOR FULL YR”; 11/05/2018 – Payments Canada, the Bank of Canada, TMX Group, Accenture and R3 Demonstrate Feasibility of Instantaneous Equity Settlement; 21/05/2018 – Accenture Awarded U.S. Patent for ZBx AI Platform that Categorizes Data for Zero-Based Spend Analysis; 23/05/2018 – Accenture Makes New Challenge to Ad Agencies With Online Buying; 25/04/2018 – Industrial Manufacturers Turning to AI to “Turbocharge” Products and Services, According to Accenture Report

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd Can increased its stake in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Ltd (TSM) by 85.17% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd Can bought 24,700 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.72% . The hedge fund held 53,700 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $2.10 million, up from 29,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd Can who had been investing in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $222.45 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.52% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $44.74. About 6.14M shares traded. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) has risen 3.75% since September 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.75% the S&P500. Some Historical TSM News: 19/04/2018 – Taiex Opens Down 1.6%; TSMC Slides 6% After Warning; 01/05/2018 – Arm Physical IP to Accelerate Mainstream Mobile and IoT SoC Designs on TSMC 22nm ULP/ULL Platform; 26/03/2018 – TSMC AT FULL CAPACITY AS ANDROID CHIP DEMAND RISES: COMM. TIMES; 16/04/2018 – TSMC 2330.TW TSM.N SAYS ORDERS MACHINERY WORTH T$9.4 BLN; 10/04/2018 – TSMC 2330.TW SAYS MARCH SALES +20.8 PCT ON YEAR; 30/04/2018 – Synopsys and TSMC Collaborate to Deliver DesignWare Foundation IP for Ultra-Low Power TSMC 22-nm Processes; 02/04/2018 – Taiwan Semi: Intel’s Apple Pain Could Be Its Gain — Barron’s Blog; 23/05/2018 – TSMC 2330.TW TSM.N SAYS ORDERS MACHINERY EQUIPMENT WORTH T$306 MLN; 22/05/2018 – Apple Partner TSMC Is Said to Start Making Chips for New IPhones; 26/03/2018 – 2330.TW: TSMC to make automotive chips for Renesas

More notable recent Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Investorideas.com which released: “Newswire – The AI Eye: Accenture (NYSE: ACN) Announces Expansion of Google Cloud Partnership Into Indonesia, Wipro (NYSE: WIT) Named AI Leader – InvestorIdeas.com” on September 06, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Accenture Falls 3% – Yahoo Finance” published on September 09, 2019, Streetinsider.com published: “Accenture (ACN) Reports Acquisition of Parker Fitzgerald – StreetInsider.com” on August 20, 2019. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Will Accenture plc’s (NYSE:ACN) Earnings Grow In The Next 12 Months? – Yahoo Finance” published on May 05, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Accenture buys Pragsis Bidoop – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: September 10, 2019.

Professional Advisory Services Inc, which manages about $515.72 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 46,914 shares to 184,490 shares, valued at $20.82M in 2019Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alphabet Inc. Class C by 728 shares in the quarter, for a total of 17,285 shares, and has risen its stake in Lkq Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ).

Analysts await Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) to report earnings on September, 26 before the open. They expect $1.71 EPS, up 8.23% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.58 per share. ACN’s profit will be $1.09 billion for 28.45 P/E if the $1.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.93 actual EPS reported by Accenture plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.40% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q2 2019. Its down 0.17, from 1.2 in 2019Q1. It dived, as 39 investors sold ACN shares while 394 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 342 raised stakes. 446.64 million shares or 0.56% more from 444.15 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. 90,151 were accumulated by Torray Lc. Amica Retiree Med holds 0.77% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) or 5,095 shares. Salem Invest Counselors Inc holds 0.77% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) or 45,076 shares. Dsc Limited Partnership invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Fisher Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Condor Capital Management owns 18,088 shares. Legacy Cap Ptnrs reported 33,209 shares. Pggm Investments has invested 0.49% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Alexandria Cap Ltd Com holds 24,300 shares. Fiera Capital reported 269,014 shares. Pioneer Trust Bancorp N A Or holds 3.03% or 39,630 shares in its portfolio. Baker Ellis Asset Management Limited Company stated it has 0.07% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Edgemoor Inv holds 0.05% or 2,174 shares in its portfolio. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund accumulated 0.4% or 159,002 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec reported 101,362 shares stake.

More notable recent Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (2330:TT) (TSM) PT Raised to TWD350/USD56 at Susquehanna – StreetInsider.com” on September 12, 2019, also Fool.com with their article: “Three 5G Stocks Poised to Soar Over the Next Decade – Motley Fool” published on August 19, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Sarah Ketterer’s Favorite Tech Stocks – Yahoo Finance” on September 13, 2019. More interesting news about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Jim Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Viacom, Yeti And More – Yahoo Finance” published on August 16, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Stocks To Watch: Eyes On Jackson Hole, Lyft And Disney D23 – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: August 17, 2019.

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Cullinan Associates Inc increased its stake in Accenture Ltd (ACN) by 10.45% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cullinan Associates Inc bought 2,757 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.22% . The institutional investor held 29,142 shares of the business services company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $5.39M, up from 26,385 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cullinan Associates Inc who had been investing in Accenture Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $124.03B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.58% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $194.38. About 783,556 shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 20.80% since September 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.80% the S&P500. Some Historical ACN News: 06/03/2018 – ACCENTURE INVESTS IN ENTERPRISE AUGMENTED REALITY SOFTWARE PROVIDER UPSKILL; 04/04/2018 – Arity Joins Duck Creek Partner Ecosystem to Provide Predictive Analytics and Data-Driven Insights to Personal and Commercial Auto Insurers; 19/03/2018 – Accenture Named Leader in 2017 Everest Group IoT Services Peak Matrix; 11/04/2018 – Accenture Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Incident Response Services; 15/05/2018 – Disconnect Between C-Suite and Supply Chain Resulting in Missed Digital Growth Opportunities for Companies, According to New Research from Accenture; 08/03/2018 – Accenture Announces Progress Toward a Gender-Balanced Workforce as Part of Its International Women’s Day Celebration; 15/03/2018 – Accenture Named #1 IT Service Provider by Everest Group; 19/04/2018 – Pension Benefits Are Critical Factor for Workers — Regardless of Age — in Deciding Whether to Accept a Job, Accenture Survey Finds; 11/05/2018 – Payments Canada, the Bank of Canada, TMX Group, Accenture and R3 Demonstrate Feasibility of lnstantaneous Equity Settlement through Distributed Ledger Technology; 22/03/2018 – ACCENTURE 2Q ADJ EPS $1.58, EST. $1.49

Masters Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Transocean Ltd (RIG) by 75.54% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Masters Capital Management Llc bought 1.30 million shares as the company’s stock declined 20.42% . The hedge fund held 3.02 million shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $19.37M, up from 1.72M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Masters Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Transocean Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.52 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.68% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $5.74. About 13.58 million shares traded. Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) has declined 54.56% since September 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 54.56% the S&P500. Some Historical RIG News: 09/05/2018 – Transocean Acquires Interest in Harsh Environment Newbuild Semisubmersible; 21/03/2018 – Transocean: Subscription Period Expired at 6:59 P.M. EDT on March 20; 11/04/2018 – Fitch Withdraws Transocean’s Ratings; 09/05/2018 – TRANSOCEAN LTD – TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE FOR RIG IS $500 MLN; 01/05/2018 – TRANSOCEAN: COULD SEE DEEPWATER ACTIVITY OFFSHORE MEXICO IN ’18; 09/05/2018 – TRANSOCEAN PAY $500M; 09/05/2018 – Transocean Buys 33.3% Interest in the West Rigel Rig; 01/05/2018 – TRANSOCEAN EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL BEGINS; 09/05/2018 – Transocean: Rig Expected to be Available for Charter in the 1Q of 2019; 18/04/2018 – TRANSOCEAN LTD – AS OF APRIL 18, CONTRACT BACKLOG IS $12.5 BLN

More notable recent Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Accenture (ACN) Reports Acquisition of Analytics8 – StreetInsider.com” on August 15, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “When Should You Buy Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN)? – Yahoo Finance” published on July 30, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Accenture buys Pragsis Bidoop – Seeking Alpha” on September 10, 2019. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Should You Be Worried About Insider Transactions At Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN)? – Yahoo Finance” published on August 13, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Accenture Falls 3% – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: September 09, 2019.

Cullinan Associates Inc, which manages about $1.27 billion and $1.38B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Southern Co (NYSE:SO) by 15,580 shares to 18,620 shares, valued at $1.03 million in 2019Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Csx Corp (NYSE:CSX) by 7,102 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 35,218 shares, and cut its stake in Stryker (NYSE:SYK).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2019 Q2. Its down 0.17, from 1.2 in 2019Q1. It fall, as 39 investors sold ACN shares while 394 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 342 raised stakes. 446.64 million shares or 0.56% more from 444.15 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Polen Capital Mngmt Ltd invested 5.23% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Amer Bankshares has 1.72% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Verity & Verity Limited Liability Corporation invested in 1.47% or 36,556 shares. Sit Investment stated it has 114,845 shares. Smith Asset Grp Lp reported 55,428 shares or 0.34% of all its holdings. Park Avenue Securities Lc owns 14,135 shares. Patten Group invested in 1,500 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Moreover, Savant Ltd Liability has 0.89% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 34,265 shares. Boston Research Mgmt stated it has 2.08% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). 9,353 are owned by Bank & Trust Of Stockton. Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.33% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Sarasin & Prtn Llp holds 1.33% or 413,207 shares in its portfolio. Prudential Public Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 4,224 shares. Old Point Finance Svcs N A holds 4.17% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) or 44,278 shares. Gradient Investments holds 0% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 6 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2019 Q2. Its up 0.11, from 1.07 in 2019Q1. It is positive, as 47 investors sold RIG shares while 78 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 399.43 million shares or 2.17% more from 390.95 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt invested in 0.01% or 89,458 shares. The Connecticut-based Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.02% in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Brigade Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.54% in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Fincl Incorporated stated it has 0% in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Cap Counsel accumulated 31,950 shares. Cap Fund Management owns 879,379 shares. Hanson Mcclain Incorporated has 1,215 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Symphony Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 0.6% in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) or 444,434 shares. Principal Financial Grp Inc holds 0.01% or 2.20 million shares in its portfolio. Tortoise Cap Limited Com invested in 0% or 40 shares. Cwm Ltd Liability Co reported 23,005 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 200,000 are owned by Assets Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Com. Amp Limited has invested 0% in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Sir Management Limited Partnership has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Schroder Invest Mgmt Gp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) for 1.06M shares.

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Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) Shares Sold by BlackRock Inc.

BlackRock Inc. lowered its holdings in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) by 0.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the …

Accenture logoBlackRock Inc. lowered its holdings in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) by 0.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 42,753,440 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 19,694 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 6.36% of Accenture worth $7,899,556,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Accenture by 0.6% in the second quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 106,951 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $19,762,000 after buying an additional 688 shares during the period. Bowen Hanes & Co. Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Accenture by 6.9% in the second quarter. Bowen Hanes & Co. Inc. now owns 155,609 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $28,752,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the period. ETRADE Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Accenture by 5.5% in the second quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 65,816 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $12,161,000 after buying an additional 3,406 shares during the period. Sontag Advisory LLC acquired a new position in shares of Accenture in the second quarter worth about $407,000. Finally, AXA boosted its holdings in shares of Accenture by 20.2% in the second quarter. AXA now owns 583,310 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $107,777,000 after buying an additional 98,055 shares during the period. 69.88% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

ACN stock opened at $195.52 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $127.44 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.34, a P/E/G ratio of 2.31 and a beta of 1.04. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $194.48 and a 200 day simple moving average of $182.26. Accenture Plc has a 52 week low of $132.63 and a 52 week high of $202.80.

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 27th. The information technology services provider reported $1.93 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.89 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $11.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $11.03 billion. Accenture had a net margin of 10.93% and a return on equity of 36.24%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.79 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Accenture Plc will post 7.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have commented on ACN. Robert W. Baird set a $212.00 target price on shares of Accenture and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 6th. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on shares of Accenture from $185.00 to $195.00 and gave the stock a “positive” rating in a report on Friday, June 28th. Argus raised their target price on shares of Accenture to $220.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 15th. UBS Group set a $190.00 target price on shares of Accenture and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 28th. Finally, Citigroup raised their target price on shares of Accenture from $194.00 to $211.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $196.63.

In other Accenture news, insider Richard Lumb sold 2,000 shares of Accenture stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $186.35, for a total value of $372,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 77,240 shares in the company, valued at $14,393,674. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Chad T. Jerdee sold 3,247 shares of Accenture stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $186.34, for a total transaction of $605,045.98. Following the completion of the sale, the general counsel now owns 13,271 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,472,918.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 22,760 shares of company stock valued at $4,353,328. 0.18% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Accenture, in its report Technology Vision 2019, underlined four emerging technological trends for the next three years: distributed ledger, artificial …

In the face of rapid global change, the way we live and work is becoming increasingly affected by forces that are out of our control.

These changes are happening faster than many of us can adapt to, as seen in the disruption of diverse industries. Those who are unable to unlearn old programming and adopt new ways of doing things are simply left behind.

As the pace of change accelerates, it is the younger generation who will be the most affected. Expectations are high for today’s leaders to prepare the people for the uncertainties ahead.

Adam Aziz surveys the state of affairs among the youth workforce — how the working environment is changing, what workers can do to adapt, and how organisations can help their employees to thrive in the challenging new era.

Technology is shaping tomorrow’s business environment

According to the Ministry of Finance’s Economic Outlook 2019 report, the unemployment rate among Malaysians aged 15 to 24 is estimated to hit 13.2% this year.

That marks the third consecutive year of increase since 2016 and is a 2.3% jump from 10.9% last year. Among those aged 20 to 24, the ratio is estimated to be at 11.9%, compared with the overall national unemployment rate of slightly over 3%.

The report underlined that the biggest factors include skills mismatch and lack of job experience, as well as lack of desirable high-skilled vacancies in the job market.

According to industry watchers, one factor at play is the change in technological trends that will continue to transform business models, and consequently, existing work arrangements.

“At the current appetite and speed of technology adoption, many businesses may become irrelevant in an instant, exploring and adopting are no longer optional,” Accenture Malaysia managing director Azwan Baharuddin tells The Edge.

Accenture, in its report Technology Vision 2019, underlined four emerging technological trends for the next three years: distributed ledger, artificial intelligence (AI), extended reality (XR), such as virtual reality simulation, and quantum computing or DARQ in short.

DARQ technologies and some of the capabilities they enable

In a nutshell, distributed ledgers eliminate the need for third parties; AI influences strategic decision-making; XR creates entirely new ways for people to experience their surroundings while quantum computing provides a jump in problem-solving speed.

The report also highlighted the emergence of post-digital consumers who are enjoying the results of technology saturation and can choose which technology they will or will not adopt to get the experiences they want.

Thus, companies must pay close attention, not only to the choices themselves but also to the powerful new insights those choices can provide about their customers and new market opportunities.

Further, the four trends are becoming the norm faster than we think, says Azwan, referencing lessons learnt from the past.

Adoption of new technology quicker than expected

“During the digital revolution, social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) combined to enable one such step-change … many ignored SMAC for too long and later struggled to keep up with the digital-first businesses,” he points out.

“To avoid this mistake with DARQ, companies must begin exploring new capabilities as they arise, experimenting with combinatorial effects and using their digital foundations to launch meaningful and effective pilots.”

According to Azwan, globally, 89% of businesses are already experimenting with one or more DARQ technologies, expecting them to be key differentiators.

In 2017, global investments in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) — both XR components — rose 12% year on year to US$3 billion.

“Distributed ledger investments are exploding with blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused start-ups alone collecting almost US$3.9 billion in investments in the first three quarters of last year — nearly three times the total for the whole of 2017,” Azwan adds.

Among those that adopted these technologies are brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev and logistics firms American President Lines (APL) and Kuehne + Nagel, which developed a blockchain solution to save hundreds of millions of dollars in logistics costs.

“This approach reduces the need for data entry related to transport documentation by up to 80% while streamlining required cargo checks and customs compliance,” says Azwan.

Even the once far-fetched quantum computing technology is making headway. Volkswagen, for one, is utilising the technology to simulate the chemical structure of batteries in the hope of accelerating battery development for electric vehicles.

The automotive firm is also adopting AI in future models, exploring distributed ledgers for automated payments at gas stations and exploring AR to be utilised in future repair works.

All of this is a wake-up call for Malaysian employees. They recently concurred, through the Malaysian Employers Federation, that the nation is ill-prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), which has been a buzzword since 2015 and is now fast becoming the norm on the global front.

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Contravisory Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) by 5.23% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Contravisory Investment Management Inc sold 2,067 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.22% . The institutional investor held 37,434 shares of the business services company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $6.92M, down from 39,501 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Accenture Plc Ireland for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $124.75 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.17% or $4.15 during the last trading session, reaching $195.52. About 1.94 million shares traded or 3.89% up from the average. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 20.80% since September 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.80% the S&P500. Some Historical ACN News: 25/04/2018 – Accenture to Audiocast Investor & Analyst Conference Today; 12/04/2018 – ACCENTURE PLC – VENKATA “MURTHY” RENDUCHINTALA HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO BOARD, EFFECTIVE THURSDAY; 29/03/2018 – MEREDITH CORP – FINANCIAL TERMS OF TRANSACTION ARE NOT BEING DISCLOSED; 22/03/2018 – ACCENTURE CEO – FOR THE FIRST HALF OF FISCAL ’18, REVENUE FROM “THE NEW” WAS NEARLY $11 BLN, MORE THAN 55 PCT OF TOTAL REVENUE – CONF CALL; 26/03/2018 – Accenture Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data and Analytics Service Providers, Worldwide; 06/03/2018 – Rapidly Advancing Technology Is Fueling Intelligent Enterprises but Requires a Fundamental Shift in Leadership, According to Accenture Technology Vision 2018; 05/04/2018 – Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services, Worldwide; 06/03/2018 – Accenture Study Finds Growing Demand for Digital Health Services Revolutionizing Delivery Models: Patients, Doctors + Machines; 08/03/2018 – ACCENTURE: WOMEN NOW 41% OF GLOBAL WORKFORCE; 16/05/2018 – IT Services Market in Latin America 2018-2022 with Accenture, Capgemini, HCL Technologies, IBM, and Sonda Dominating – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc decreased its stake in Centurylink Inc. (CTL) by 65% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc sold 28,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.43% . The institutional investor held 15,400 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $181,000, down from 44,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc who had been investing in Centurylink Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.76 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.65% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $13.53. About 17.18 million shares traded or 40.63% up from the average. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 35.14% since September 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.14% the S&P500. Some Historical CTL News: 03/05/2018 – Kaskela Law LLC Announces Investigation of Globalstar, Inc. on Behalf of Stockholders – GSAT; 14/03/2018 – Department of Justice approves CenturyLink’s proposed sale of former Level 3 metro network assets in Boise area to Syringa Netw; 10/05/2018 – CENTURYLINK INC CTL.N : BARCLAYS RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $18 FROM $17; 06/03/2018 – InsideSales.com Announces Next-Gen Al Technology for Sales; 06/03/2018 CenturyLink CEO Glen Post To Retire In May Effective On Date Of CenturyLink’s 2018 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

More notable recent CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “CenturyLink prices private offering of level 3 financing senior notes due 2027 – Seeking Alpha” on September 12, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Stocks – Market Surges on Apple, Tech and Boeing Gains – Yahoo Finance” published on September 11, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “The Bull Case for Exxon Stock Is Strong, but It’s Not Perfect – Yahoo Finance” on September 11, 2019. More interesting news about CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “CenturyLink acquires Streamroot – Seeking Alpha” published on September 10, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Is CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) A Good Dividend Stock? – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: June 11, 2019.

Since May 10, 2019, it had 5 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $1.35 million activity. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $109,192 was made by PERRY HARVEY P on Wednesday, May 15. 15,000 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) shares with value of $147,155 were bought by Dev Indraneel. The insider GLENN T MICHAEL bought $196,600. Another trade for 50,000 shares valued at $491,480 was bought by STOREY JEFFREY K.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2019 Q2. Its down 0.29, from 1.29 in 2019Q1. It dropped, as 63 investors sold CTL shares while 170 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 181 raised stakes. 776.49 million shares or 13.47% less from 897.40 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Pnc Fincl Services Gp reported 0% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Tradewinds Mgmt Limited Company invested in 0.01% or 2,777 shares. Moreover, Kentucky Retirement System Insurance Trust Fund has 0.05% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 20,009 shares. Hsbc Public Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.03% or 1.32M shares. Perigon Wealth Llc has 20,502 shares. Fifth Third Retail Bank has invested 0.02% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Bb&T Securities Lc holds 0.01% or 114,754 shares. Exane Derivatives accumulated 0% or 3,843 shares. Mariner Lc has invested 0.01% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Apg Asset Management Nv, a Netherlands-based fund reported 215,280 shares. The Georgia-based Cornerstone Invest Ptnrs Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.07% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Cognios Capital Limited Liability has invested 0.92% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Liability invested in 81,044 shares. Westpac Corp invested in 0% or 188,410 shares.

Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc, which manages about $931.40M and $264.93M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cvs Health Corp. (NYSE:CVS) by 14,900 shares to 37,600 shares, valued at $2.05 million in 2019Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Two Harbors Investment Corp. by 209,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 239,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Carnival Corp. (NYSE:CCL).

Analysts await CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) to report earnings on November, 14. They expect $0.32 EPS, up 6.67% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.3 per share. CTL’s profit will be $349.04 million for 10.57 P/E if the $0.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.34 actual EPS reported by CenturyLink, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.88% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Accenture Ascends: Buying This Breakout – Seeking Alpha” on April 04, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Accenture buys Pragsis Bidoop – Seeking Alpha” published on September 10, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Should You Be Worried About Insider Transactions At Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN)? – Yahoo Finance” on August 13, 2019. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Will Accenture plc’s (NYSE:ACN) Earnings Grow In The Next 12 Months? – Yahoo Finance” published on May 05, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Accenture Falls 3% – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: September 09, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q2 2019. Its down 0.17, from 1.2 in 2019Q1. It is negative, as 39 investors sold ACN shares while 394 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 342 raised stakes. 446.64 million shares or 0.56% more from 444.15 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Assetmark Incorporated reported 744 shares. Mu Investments has invested 4% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Alphamark Advisors Ltd Com reported 86 shares. Smithfield Com stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Blb&B Ltd Company holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 4,390 shares. Advisor Partners Ltd Llc has 17,054 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. Griffin Asset Incorporated reported 2,395 shares. First Republic Inv Mgmt Inc invested in 0.66% or 653,795 shares. California-based Mirador Prtn Ltd Partnership has invested 0.3% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Spectrum Mngmt Grp Inc, Indiana-based fund reported 24,669 shares. Willingdon Wealth has 4,929 shares. Btim invested in 678,102 shares or 1.63% of the stock. Pinnacle Associates Limited stated it has 52,848 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Georgia-based Signaturefd Ltd has invested 0.1% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Minnesota-based Us State Bank De has invested 0.67% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN).

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