| Accenture is a services company. Co.'s operating groups are: Communications, Media and Technology, which serves communications, media, high tech, software and platform companies; Financial Services, which serves the banking, capital markets and insurance industries; Health and Public Service, which serves healthcare payers and providers, government departments and agencies, public service organizations, educational institutions and non-profit organizations; Products, which serves a set of interconnected consumer-relevant industries such as life sciences; and Resources, which serves the chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, utilities and related industries. We show 41 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of ACN's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of ACN shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like ACN versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ACN by allowing them to research ACN shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.