Accenture Stock Symbol
Accenture Ltd is a major consultancy operating in a whole range of industries and commercial activities all over the world but how many people would recognize the group of three letters ACN? ACN is the Stock Market Symbol for Accenture Ltd. When an investor wants to check the current price of his stock, or find news of companies in which he holds stock or perhaps is thinking about investing in, he'll go to an appropriate web site and, in the search box, type the Stock Market Symbol of the company concerned. Next to that, there'll usually be check boxes asking the searcher to nominate share price or news. Next to that may well be another check box offering the opportunity to find any symbol not already known. There are numerous web sites offering services like that. The most obvious ones are those of the stock exchanges themselves. NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), the Toronto stock exchange, NASDAQ, the Paris Bourse, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo all have web sites that will have the information sought. There are plenty of other places to get stock prices and news too. Sometimes, the web pages of the exchanges themselves can be a little daunting - too busy and perhaps with far more detail than most people need or want. The option then is the web site of a financial publication like the Wall Street Journal or in Europe, The Financial Times (London) or La Monde (Paris). Then there are the magazines like Businessweek and Investors Chronicle. Last in the possibilities for finding news and prices of stock, are the Internet Service Providers like AOL, Yahoo and MSN. For the ordinary individual who holds a small number of shares in a company, these Internet Portals are probably as good a place as any to get information. Usually, the home page will offer a link to "Finance or Business page which will then have stock market data (as well as currency exchange rates) very prominently offered and in a format that's easy to use and understand. Accenture provides services to businesses as diverse as banking and airlines. Clients have included The Bank of Montreal, one of Canada's largest and British Airways, one of the world's most extensive - not to mention the United States Air Force. The fields in which Accenture advise include procurement strategy to manufacturing companies and transportation operators, claims management systems for insurance companies and the installation of sound distribution and recording systems to an opera house (La Scala, Milan). It's no exaggeration to say that Accenture is a world-class operator in a market place that is truly world-wide - there's no country on earth (of any consequence) is which Accenture is not active. Accenture stock appreciated sharply from initial quotation in the summer of 2001 and then took a dive in the mini-crash of 2002 but that price has been very stable over the last year and a half. The company is striving to capitalize on its reputation for excellence in innovation and predictions for its future are very positive - many more investors may soon be typing ACN into their web browsers.