The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) Analysts See $0.62 EPS; Leuthold Group Boosted Accenture Plc (ACN) Holding By $670,140

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Leuthold Group Llc increased Accenture Plc (ACN) stake by 7.78% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Leuthold Group Llc acquired 3,942 shares as Accenture Plc (ACN)’s stock declined 6.98%. The Leuthold Group Llc holds 54,589 shares with $9.29M value, up from 50,647 last quarter. Accenture Plc now has $99.18 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $155.59. About 2.30 million shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 6.14% since February 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.14% the S&P500. Some Historical ACN News: 23/05/2018 – ACCENTURE PLC ACN.N – AGREED TO ACQUIRE SHANGHAI-BASED HO COMMUNICATION, A FULL-SERVICE DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY IN CHINA; 22/03/2018 – ACCENTURE 2Q ADJ EPS $1.58, EST. $1.49; 16/05/2018 – Duck Creek Technologies’ Formation ‘18 Sees Record Attendance, Unveils P&C Innovation Lab, Sets New Bar for Operational Efficiency in the Industry; 22/03/2018 – ACCENTURE PLC – RAISES RANGE FOR FULL-YEAR REVENUE GROWTH TO 7-9% IN LOCAL CURRENCY; 06/03/2018 – Accenture to Host Conference Call Thursday, Mar. 22, to Discuss Second-Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results; 19/04/2018 – Pension Benefits Are Critical Factor for Workers — Regardless of Age — in Deciding Whether to Accept a Job, Accenture Survey Finds; 30/05/2018 – Accenture Named to Winner’s Circle by HfS Research as Innovation Leader in Smart Analytics; 14/05/2018 – Accenture Is a Leader and Star Performer in Everest Group Procurement Outsourcing Market Report for 2018; 23/05/2018 – Accenture Commits US$200 Million to Education, Training and Skills Initiatives Over Next Three Years to Equip Disadvantaged People for Work in the Digital Age; 12/04/2018 – Accenture Appoints Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala, Executive Officer at Intel, to Board of Directors

Analysts expect The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) to report $0.62 EPS on February, 20.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 16.98% from last quarter’s $0.53 EPS. CAKE’s profit would be $27.25M giving it 18.60 P/E if the $0.62 EPS is correct. After having $0.62 EPS previously, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $46.14. About 521,649 shares traded. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) has declined 4.71% since February 10, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 4.71% the S&P500. Some Historical CAKE News: 02/05/2018 – Contrarius Adds Philip Morris, Exits Cheesecake Factory: 13F; 11/05/2018 – Cheesecake Factory Names Keith Carango President of Bakery Unit; 11/05/2018 – CHEESECAKE FACTORY REPORTS SR LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS; 06/03/2018 – Cheesecake Factory Targets 2022 Revenue EPS of $4.50; 16/04/2018 – The Cheesecake Factory Delivers Sweet Tax Day Relief with Free Delivery and a Chance to Win the Cheesecake Factory for One Year Through DoorDash; 02/04/2018 – Cheesecake Factory’s CEO: To have happier employees, do these 3 things; 06/03/2018 – Cheesecake Factory Gives Profit And Sales Guidance In Line With Current Expectations — MarketWatch; 23/04/2018 – DJ Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CAKE); 09/05/2018 – Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Allegheny Technologies, Swift Transportation, Boyd Gaming, DSW, The Cheesecake Fact; 11/05/2018 – The Cheesecake Factory Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Among 5 analysts covering Accenture (NYSE:ACN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Accenture had 9 analyst reports since September 18, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $172 target in Tuesday, September 18 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 21 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 16 by Citigroup. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, September 28 report. Bank of America maintained the shares of ACN in report on Monday, September 24 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 28 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, December 19. On Tuesday, January 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, December 19 report.

More notable recent Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Accenture gets a new bull – Seeking Alpha” on January 16, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Accenture chairman/CEO steps down for health reasons – Seeking Alpha” published on January 11, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Accenture: A Perfect Dividend Growth Stock – Seeking Alpha” on January 31, 2019. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Workday +5% on reported Accenture HR deal (update) – Seeking Alpha” published on January 31, 2019 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “New Accenture Microsoft Business Group Will Empower Enterprises to Thrive in the Era of Digital Disruption – Business Wire” with publication date: February 04, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.02, from 1.07 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 27 investors sold ACN shares while 389 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 333 raised stakes. 441.67 million shares or 2.70% less from 453.91 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Jpmorgan Chase And Company invested in 0.27% or 8.38M shares. The Florida-based Suncoast Equity Mgmt has invested 7.88% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Keating Counselors Inc stated it has 1,205 shares. Davy Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 19,604 shares or 0.92% of its portfolio. Alexandria Llc accumulated 25,969 shares or 0.65% of the stock. Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys invested in 1.01M shares or 0.4% of the stock. First Bancorporation Of Omaha holds 0.66% or 69,095 shares in its portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested 1.1% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Moody Commercial Bank Division holds 43,550 shares. Tower Cap Lc (Trc) reported 3,105 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Moreover, Evermay Wealth Management Lc has 0.07% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Indexiq Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Thompson Siegel Walmsley Lc holds 462 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ellington Management Grp reported 0.07% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Cookson Peirce & Comm Incorporated has 0.05% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN).

Leuthold Group Llc decreased Mks Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) stake by 7,467 shares to 68,715 valued at $5.51 million in 2018Q3. It also reduced Proshares Short Russell2000 stake by 13,217 shares and now owns 465,262 shares. Unitedhealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) was reduced too.

Since August 22, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 insider sales for $395,844 activity. Ames Edie A bought $26,415 worth of stock. $53,206 worth of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) was sold by SLOMANN CHERYL.

Among 4 analysts covering Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Cheesecake Factory had 6 analyst reports since October 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) on Thursday, November 29 with “Underweight” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $51 target in Wednesday, October 31 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 8 by Raymond James. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 12.

More notable recent The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “CAKE by Accelerize Empowers Leadmmatic to Manage, Measure and Optimize Affiliate Marketing Programs that Generate High-Quality Leads for Mortgage and Finance Industry – Nasdaq” on February 05, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Why Royal Dutch Shell Is a Retiree’s Dream Stock – Nasdaq” published on February 09, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Senate blocks measures to end U.S. shutdown, temporary solution eyed – Nasdaq” on January 24, 2019. More interesting news about The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “The Only High-Yield Stocks I’d Consider Buying in 2019 – Nasdaq” published on January 12, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) Banks on Expansion Amid Competition – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 18, 2018.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated operates restaurants primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.03 billion. The firm also produces cheesecakes and other baked products for foodservice operators, retailers, and distributors. It has a 15.23 P/E ratio. As of December 19, 2017, it operated 214 casual dining restaurants, including 199 under The Cheesecake Factory mark, 13 under the Grand Lux Cafe mark, and 2 restaurants under the Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen mark; and 18 The Cheesecake Factory branded restaurants under licensing agreements internationally.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.23, from 0.96 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 21 investors sold The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated shares while 75 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 43.80 million shares or 7.61% less from 47.41 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Crystal Rock Mgmt invested 0.93% in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE). Advsrs Asset holds 0% of its portfolio in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) for 2,541 shares. Oberweis Asset Management invested 0.14% in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE). Parametric Port Associates Ltd owns 484,391 shares. Principal Financial Gp Inc has 226,125 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Boothbay Fund Management Llc reported 0.11% of its portfolio in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE). Aperio Grp Ltd has invested 0.01% in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE). Moreover, Rhumbline Advisers has 0.01% invested in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE). Marshall Wace Limited Liability Partnership owns 133,648 shares. Intrepid Cap Management Inc owns 132,925 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 19,434 shares. Natixis Advisors Limited Partnership accumulated 193,714 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Limited Liability owns 22,764 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Oakworth Cap Incorporated has 0.01% invested in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) for 500 shares. Sei Invs holds 0% of its portfolio in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) for 4,847 shares.

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