News articles about ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ANSYS earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the software maker an impact score of 46.5122621133457 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Ansys Inc. (finance.yahoo.com)
- ANSYS, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ANSS-US : October 9, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) opened at 127.14 on Thursday. ANSYS has a 1-year low of $82.28 and a 1-year high of $132.74. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $125.77 and a 200-day moving average price of $121.36. The firm has a market cap of $10.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 40.85 and a beta of 1.05.
ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The software maker reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $264.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $259.75 million. ANSYS had a return on equity of 13.87% and a net margin of 26.37%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that ANSYS will post $3.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.
ANSS has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub raised ANSYS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Robert W. Baird set a $130.00 price target on ANSYS and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised ANSYS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $139.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on ANSYS in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. They set a “hold” rating and a $123.00 price target for the company. Finally, Evercore ISI reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $113.00 price target on shares of ANSYS in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $116.68.
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ANSYS Company Profile
ANSYS, Inc (ANSYS) develops and markets engineering simulation software and services used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a range of industries and academia, including aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial equipment, electronics, biomedical, energy, materials and chemical processing, and semiconductors.
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