The Question Is Whether To Buy Or Not To Buy Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$4.02, or -2.09%, to $188.4. Volume reached 39,039 shares, with price reaching a high of $187.67 and a low of $187.15. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Autodesk to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences.


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Stocks Info

Autodesk Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ as a member of the Technology sector and is a part of the Software – Application industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $187.15 and fluctuated between $191.30 as its day high and $187.06 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Autodesk Inc. is $41.71B. A total of 1.15 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.46M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, ADSK has seen 1 BUY and 5 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 959 and the disposition of 1,981 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 31 BUYs and 41 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 156,341 shares during that period but sold 78,855.

In the most recent transaction, Hope Stephen W. sold 443 shares of ADSK for 200.29 per share on Sep 06. After the transaction, the VP & Chief Accounting Officer now owns 3,743 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 29, Anagnost Andrew sold 34,366 shares at 206.87 per share. ADSK shares that President and CEO owns now total 76,968.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Hope Stephen W. disposed of 327 shares on Jul 12 at a per-share price of $177.43. This resulted in the VP & Chief Accounting Officer holding 4,186 shares of ADSK after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Pearce Rebecca sold 1,608 shares at $207.86 per share on May 31. Company shares held by the EVP, Chief People Officer now total 19,325.

Dividend

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. The dividend was $0.03 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ADSK in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $251.59 with high estimates of $355.00 and low estimates of $185.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ADSK has a high of $335.48 and a low of $163.20.

As of this writing, ADSK has an earnings estimate of $1.08 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.11 per share and a lower estimate of $1.05. The company reported an EPS of $1.04 in the last quarter, which was 13.04% higher than expectations of $0.92.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 25 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for ADSK is Sell with a score of 4.40. A total of 13 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 8 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 2 thought it should be Sold.

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