Today, Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS) Takes Center Stage

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. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Ansys 2024 R1 Reimagines the User Experience while Expanding Multiphysics Superiority Boosted by AI.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Software – Application industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $336.66 and fluctuated between $339.79 as its day high and $332.26 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Ansys Inc. is $29.25B. A total of 0.51 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 921.51K shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, ANSS has seen 1 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 9,566 and the disposition of 9,566 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 33 BUYs and 53 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 252,541 shares during that period but sold 208,112.

In the most recent transaction, Dorchak Glenda sold 200 shares of ANSS for 345.68 per share on Jan 08. After the transaction, the Director now owns 3,199 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 14, Gopal Ajei sold 9,566 shares at 298.29 per share. ANSS shares that President and CEO owns now total 213,977.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Gopal Ajei disposed of 5,264 shares on Oct 12 at a per-share price of $305.45. This resulted in the President and CEO holding 213,977 shares of ANSS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Gopal Ajei sold 12,270 shares at $305.23 per share on Oct 11. Company shares held by the President and CEO now total 213,977.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ANSS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $353.24 with high estimates of $392.00 and low estimates of $311.50. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ANSS has a high of $364.31 and a low of $258.01.

As of this writing, ANSS has an earnings estimate of $3.71 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 14 estimates, with a high estimate of $3.85 per share and a lower estimate of $3.63. The company reported an EPS of $1.6 in the last quarter, which was 7.40% higher than expectations of $1.49.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. ANSS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $668.03M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $857.95M in debt and $778.49M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $57.66, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $4.48B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 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 ANSS is Buy with a score of 3.21.

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