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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Accenture, Darden Restaurants, home builders and more

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In this article Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Accenture (ACN) – The consulting firm reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, but gave a weaker-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter.

Accenture pointed to IT spending cuts by corporate customers and a negative impact from the stronger dollar. Nonetheless, Accenture gained 1% in premarket trading.

Darden Restaurants (DRI) – The parent of Olive Garden and other restaurant chains fell 2.5% in the premarket after reporting in-line quarter results.

Darden's same-restaurant sales rose by 4.2%, short of the consensus FactSet estimate of 5.1%. Food and beverage costs also rose slightly more than expected.

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