$0.47 EPS Expected for UDR, Inc. (UDR); Keating Investment Counselors Decreased Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) Position

April 17, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Keating Investment Counselors Inc decreased Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) stake by 65.8% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Keating Investment Counselors Inc sold 7,435 shares as Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN)’s stock declined 3.27%. The Keating Investment Counselors Inc holds 3,865 shares with $592,000 value, down from 11,300 last quarter. Accenture Plc Ireland now has $97.38B valuation. The stock increased 0.86% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $151.42. About 2.15M shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 24.68% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.13% the S&P500.

Analysts expect UDR, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) to report $0.47 EPS on April, 25 after the close.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 4.44% from last quarter’s $0.45 EPS. UDR’s profit would be $129.23M giving it 19.03 P/E if the $0.47 EPS is correct. After having $0.48 EPS previously, UDR, Inc.’s analysts see -2.08% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.79% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $35.78. About 1.20M shares traded. UDR, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) has declined 3.82% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.37% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 1 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 46 investors sold ACN shares while 393 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 300 raised stakes. 456.89 million shares or 1.00% less from 461.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Asset Advisors owns 111,190 shares for 2.78% of their portfolio. Mycio Wealth Prtnrs Lc has invested 0.05% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Banking stated it has 1.27M shares or 0.34% of all its holdings. Alphamark Advsr Limited stated it has 2,299 shares. First Merchants invested in 35,413 shares. 4,786 were accumulated by Cornerstone. Cognios Capital Limited Liability Co holds 0.38% or 6,576 shares. Burney Co holds 120,085 shares. Impax Asset Mgmt Limited Com holds 0.05% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) or 5,745 shares. Train Babcock Advsrs Limited Liability Com accumulated 52,988 shares. Advisory Rech Incorporated holds 0.49% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) or 194,375 shares. Peddock Cap Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Duff Phelps Inv stated it has 0.01% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). 23,498 are owned by Coldstream Capital. Cim Lc reported 2,503 shares stake.

Among 26 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Accenture Plc had 96 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 14 report. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 22 by Pivotal Research. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating by Societe Generale given on Monday, September 26. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 28. The company was downgraded on Friday, June 24 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, March 23. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, September 29 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 27 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, September 27.

Analysts await Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) to report earnings on June, 28. They expect $1.71 earnings per share, up 12.50% or $0.19 from last year’s $1.52 per share. ACN’s profit will be $1.10B for 22.14 P/E if the $1.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.58 actual earnings per share reported by Accenture plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.23% EPS growth.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $3.04 million activity. TOOMEY THOMAS W sold $718,000 worth of stock or 20,000 shares. Troupe Warren L sold $1.08M worth of stock.

UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $9.84 billion. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It has a 81.32 P/E ratio. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities.

Among 24 analysts covering UDR Inc (NYSE:UDR), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. UDR Inc had 73 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $39 target in Tuesday, October 27 report. SunTrust downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $41 target in Wednesday, November 29 report. Sandler O’Neill maintained the shares of UDR in report on Monday, March 19 with “Hold” rating. On Friday, March 2 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of UDR, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by BB&T Capital. The stock of UDR, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 27 by Credit Suisse. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 19 by UBS. The company was initiated on Tuesday, July 21 by SunTrust. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $38 target in Tuesday, August 2 report.

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