ANSYS (ANSS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

News articles about ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ANSYS earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.867738642277 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Robert W. Baird reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $155.00 price target (up previously from $130.00) on shares of ANSYS in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ANSYS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $169.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on ANSYS from $130.00 to $147.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. BidaskClub cut ANSYS from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $114.00 price target (down previously from $136.00) on shares of ANSYS in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $128.91.

Shares of ANSYS (ANSS) traded up $1.73 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $164.14. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 672,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 497,739. ANSYS has a 12-month low of $99.31 and a 12-month high of $165.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $13,929.00, a PE ratio of 51.62 and a beta of 1.07.

In other ANSYS news, VP Richard S. Mahoney sold 8,527 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.84, for a total transaction of $152,121.68. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Mark Hindsbo sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $151.70, for a total value of $758,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 38,527 shares of company stock worth $4,973,622 in the last 90 days. 1.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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