Headlines about ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ANSYS earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the software maker an impact score of 46.3312301868191 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) opened at $150.41 on Friday. ANSYS has a 52-week low of $96.02 and a 52-week high of $164.90. The company has a market capitalization of $12,630.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.30 and a beta of 1.07.

ANSS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ANSYS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $169.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Berenberg Bank upgraded ANSYS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. BidaskClub downgraded ANSYS from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Evercore ISI reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $113.00 price objective on shares of ANSYS in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of ANSYS in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. ANSYS currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $128.91.

In other news, CFO Maria T. Shields sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $162.52, for a total value of $4,063,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Richard S. Mahoney sold 8,527 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.84, for a total value of $152,121.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 39,527 shares of company stock valued at $5,123,622 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

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About ANSYS

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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