ANSYS (ANSS) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ANSYS earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the software maker an impact score of 45.1159375753826 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

ANSS has been the subject of several recent research reports. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) initiated coverage on shares of ANSYS in a report on Monday, July 17th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $112.00 target price for the company. Robert W. Baird set a $130.00 target price on shares of ANSYS and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $129.19 target price (up from $114.00) on shares of ANSYS in a report on Friday. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of ANSYS in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. They set a “hold” rating and a $123.00 target price for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ANSYS from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $115.22.

ANSYS (ANSS) opened at 121.82 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $127.10 and a 200-day moving average of $119.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $10.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.15 and a beta of 1.07. ANSYS has a one year low of $82.28 and a one year high of $132.74.

ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The software maker reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.07. ANSYS had a net margin of 26.37% and a return on equity of 13.87%. The company had revenue of $264.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $259.75 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.93 earnings per share. ANSYS’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that ANSYS will post $3.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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