Analyst Ratings for Ansys Inc. (ANSS)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Hold has been given to Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) by analysts covering the stock. ANSS had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

1 analysts declared ANSS a buy, 1 issued an overweight rating, 12 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for ANSS by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 130, implying potential capital gains of 1.22 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 88, implying potential capital losses of -31.48 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.13 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.54 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ANSS to grow at a rate of 14.11 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. ANSS has a PEG ratio of 2.95.

In the last 52-weeks, ANSS has achieved a high of 129.85 and a low of 82.28. Today's price is 56.09 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.09 percent below the high. ANSS has a P/E ratio of 41.56. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ANSS value stock report compares ANSS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ANSS is $10.91 billion. ANSS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.