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 lowest price target was 88, implying a possible loss of -31.48 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.13 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.54 percent.

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 made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of ANSS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 14.11 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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. Currently the stock is 56.09 percent higher than its 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.