ANSYS (ANSS) Earns News Impact Score of 0.20

Media headlines about ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ANSYS earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 46.2084492456096 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) traded up $1.43 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $155.14. 436,802 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 473,050. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,180.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 48.79 and a beta of 1.07. ANSYS has a 1-year low of $92.33 and a 1-year high of $156.14.

ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The software maker reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $276.77 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $263.77 million. ANSYS had a net margin of 26.01% and a return on equity of 13.67%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.95 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that ANSYS will post 3.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ANSS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ANSYS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $139.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Robert W. Baird set a $130.00 price objective on shares of ANSYS and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 1st. Evercore ISI reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $113.00 price objective on shares of ANSYS in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $118.00 price objective on shares of ANSYS in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of ANSYS in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. ANSYS currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $128.91.

In related news, Director Barbara Vaughn Scherer sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.00, for a total value of $150,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Shane Emswiler sold 12,504 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $151.96, for a total transaction of $1,900,107.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 27,031 shares of company stock valued at $2,960,730. Insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

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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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