Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global consulting giant Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Headquarters (Founded)

Dublin, Ireland (1995)

Market Cap

$26.9 billion


IT consulting and other services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$23.2 billion


CEO William Green (since 2004)
CFO Pamela Craig (since 2006)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$4.5 billion / $1 million

Dividend Yield



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CAPS Members Bullish on ACN Also Bullish on


CAPS Members Bearish on ACN Also Bearish on (NASDAQ:AMZN)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,184 members who have rated Accenture believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Teetera and frothyjowels.

This past summer, Teetera kindly reminded Fools that Accenture "helps others run more effectively. Their business is how to cut costs and be more effective." Our CAPS member concludes: "In a tough environment they know how to stay profitable. They wrote the book."

In a pitch from two months ago, frothyjowels further accentuates Accenture's positives:

Accenture is tops in the consulting industry and sits poised to grow further into the coming decade. Despite recent competition from IBM, Dell [ (NASDAQ:DELL)], Wipro and Tata, Accenture's infrastructure and experience gives it a long-term advantage over its competitors. The company continues to establish itself in emerging markets, focusing recent attention on business in India. They have recently hiked the dividend 50%, the debt-equity ratio is very low, and Accenture still sports a low P/E with plenty of free cash flow.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Apple and Amazon are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. Dell and Accenture are choices of Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.