Accenture (ACN - Get Report) reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings and raised guidance on Thursday, as revenue from consulting and outsourcing continue to be strong. Excluding items, Accenture earned 97 cents a share, up from 75 cents a share in the prior year's quarter. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters were looking for earnings of 86 cents a share. Revenue came in at $6.8 billion, comfortably above the $6.6 billion estimate from Wall Street. Accenture said it now expects full-year earnings to be between $3.82 and $3.90 a share, 6 cents higher than its prior range for a profit of $3.76 to $3.84 a share. For the third quarter, Accenture expects revenue between $7.05 billion and $7.25 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters are looking for third-quarter sales of $7.02 billion. Shares of Accenture gained $1.36, or 2.14%, to close at $64.88 on Friday.