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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ANSS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 130, which equates to a potential upside of 1.22 percent. The minimum price target given was 88, implying a possible loss of -31.48 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.13 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.54 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

ANSS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 14.11 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ANSS has a PEG ratio of 2.95.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ANSS hit 129.85 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 82.28. Today's price is 56.09 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.09 percent lower than its 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.