Media coverage about ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. ANSYS earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the software maker an impact score of 47.3457927715087 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several research firms recently weighed in on ANSS. Evercore ISI set a $113.00 target price on ANSYS and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ANSYS from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Robert W. Baird set a $130.00 target price on ANSYS and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 28th. BidaskClub downgraded ANSYS from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, Wedbush lowered their target price on ANSYS from $114.00 to $101.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 15th. 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. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $109.89.

ANSYS (NASDAQ ANSS) opened at 127.68 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $10.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 41.03 and a beta of 1.07. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $126.76 and a 200 day moving average price of $118.03. ANSYS has a 12 month low of $82.28 and a 12 month high of $131.63.

ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The software maker reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.07. ANSYS had a net margin of 26.37% and a return on equity of 13.87%. The business had revenue of $264.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $259.75 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.93 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that ANSYS will post $3.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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