NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is tomorrow, October 12, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 68 cents per share. At a price of $56.22 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%.

The average volume for Accenture has been 6.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Accenture has a market cap of $36 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Accenture plc operates as a management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Accenture as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Accenture Ratings Report.

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