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Options News – September 25, 2011

Accenture Call Options: This company makes a habit of beating profit estimates which give us the chance to profit from a call option play.

The week ahead provides an earnings schedule that is far from empty, though most of the notable names are hardly head-turners. Walgreen (NYSE:WAG), Jabil Circuit (NYSE:JBL), Synnex (NYSE:SNX), and Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) may provide opportunity, but probably won’t grab headlines.

Another name that has plenty of size – more than 220,000 employees – but perhaps less sizzle is Irish consulting firm Accenture (NYSE:ACN). The company reports after the close next Tuesday, with analysts looking for a profit of 88 cents a share, a 33% increase from a year ago, but 5 cents short of the 93 cents ACN earned in its most recent quarter. This is our opportunity to profit from Accenture Call Options.

ACN

ACCENTURE(NYSE: ACN)

Company Information

Accenture plc (Accenture) is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, which has offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 53 countries. Its business is organized in five operating groups and their 19 industry groups. Its five operating groups include communications & high tech, financial services, health & public service, products and resources.

In November 2010, the Company acquired Knowledge Rules, Inc., a Philadelphia-based consulting company that focuses on implementing and integrating business solutions using Pegasystems Business Process Management (BPM) software.

In November 2010, Ariba, Inc. completed the sale of its sourcing services and business process outsourcing (BPO) services assets to the Company.

In January 2011, the Company completed its acquisition of CAS Computer Anwendungs- und Systemberatung AG (CAS). In August 2011, the Company acquired Duck Creek Technologies.

Capital Appreciation

ACN has a current Value of $55.43 per share. Therefore, it is fairly valued compared to its Price of $50.41 per share.

Sales / Market Capitalization Information

Sales: ACN has annual sales of 26,011,000,000.

Sales Growth: ACN has a Sales Growth of 21.00% per year. This is excellent.

Sales per Share (SPS): ACN has annual sales of $36.75 per share.

Price to Sales Ratio (P/S): ACN has a P/S of 1.37.

Shares: ACN has 707,000,000 shares of stock outstanding.

Market Capitalization: ACN has a Market Capitalization of 35,683,000,000.

Reporting

ACN sports an impressive earnings track record, falling short of the consensus analyst estimate just once in the past six years. And the stock has done well after recent reports: The shares have gained ground the day following the past five reports, averaging a gain of 5.4% in just the one day after reporting.

On the chart, the stock is working its way from the August low, having gained about 11% in the past month. Amid Thursday’s big sell-off in the market, the stock is currently around $51.50, while a $53 had defined a bottom in June and also marks its 200-day moving average. Once again, the signals are apparent to profit from Accenture Call Options.

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Sentiment is mostly positive toward ACN, which is expected for a stock up about 10% this year when the overall market is down by that amount. One encouraging sign for the stock is a declining put/call ratio, an indication of unwinding pessimism and added buying pressure.

Play Accenture’s Earnings Pop With Call Options

With a strong record of beating earnings estimates, solid post-earnings price action, and technical support in place, we, at ”S.O.M.E.”, like ACN heading into earnings next week. Buy the October 52.50 call for three dollars or less.

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