Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN) Director Jr. Robert M. Whelan sold 2,172 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.28, for a total value of $156,992.16. Following the transaction, the director now owns 15,159 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,095,692.52. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.
Shares of Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN) traded up $2.22 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $75.25. The stock had a trading volume of 1,244,881 shares, compared to its average volume of 476,316. Aspen Technology, Inc. has a 12-month low of $53.51 and a 12-month high of $84.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,211.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 21.63 and a beta of 1.30.
Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The technology company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.09. Aspen Technology had a negative return on equity of 61.97% and a net margin of 33.23%. The firm had revenue of $124.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $121.81 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.52 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Aspen Technology, Inc. will post 1.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Canaccord Genuity increased their price objective on Aspen Technology from $65.00 to $73.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price objective (up previously from $77.00) on shares of Aspen Technology in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Aspen Technology in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $74.00 price objective (up previously from $65.00) on shares of Aspen Technology in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, KeyCorp raised their price target on Aspen Technology from $83.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Aspen Technology currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $72.67.
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About Aspen Technology
Aspen Technology, Inc is a global provider of process optimization software solutions designed to manage and optimize plant and process design, operational performance, and supply chain planning. The Company’s aspenONE software and related services have been developed specifically for companies in the process industries, including the energy, chemicals, and engineering and construction industries.
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