Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global consulting company Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Accenture's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Accenture facts


Hamilton, Bermuda (1995)

Market Cap

$20.84 Billion


Management Services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$25.31 Billion


CEO William Green (since 2004)

CFO Pamela Craig (since 2006)

TTM Return on Capital




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CAPS Members Bullish on ACN Also Bullish on:

Altria (NYSE:MO)

General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS Members Bearish on ACN Also Bearish on:

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

Merrill Lynch (NYSE:MER)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, 219 of 226 of the All-Star members who have rated Accenture -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include Slappster and minneapolistrade, both of whom are ranked in the top 20% of our community.

In January, Slappster said of Accenture:

Widest breadth and international capability of any major consulting/IT firm. Hugely profitable. Depressed [because of] recession fears. Short term loser, long term killer.

A more recent pitch from minneapolistrade in March follows that line of reasoning. This CAPS member highlights the stock as a particularly timely opportunity:

With the failing job market and a recession approaching, companies will look for way to (a.) cut recruiting expenses and (b.) hire the most qualified individuals. With a consulting strategy with no benefits cost you can minimize labor exposure. Revenues should increase as the markets tighten.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Accenture is a Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.