Autodesk stock: buy or sell?

ADSK stock price: $199.81 0.14% At close on May 27th, 2020

Updated on:
May 27th, 2020


Shares of Autodesk ended today at $199.81 and remained stable a neutral 0.14%. Counting Wednesday, it's been 3 green sessions in a row, gaining $5.06 or 2.57%.

Autodesk, Inc. operates as a design software and services company worldwide. It operates through Architecture, Engineering, and Construction; Manufacturing; Platform Solutions and Emerging Business; and Media and Entertainment segments.

Should I buy Autodesk stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Autodesk stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Autodesk stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for ADSK stock for the last 30 days.

Autodesk stock analysis

Daily outlook

Autodesk shares remained stable 0.14% to $199.81 today.

Autodesk shares remained stable 0.14% to $199.81 today. Since last April 14th when ADSK stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $38.89 (24.17%). Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on January, ADSK price climbed $1.21 per share (0.61%). On February, ADSK hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $211.18 recorded on February. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

ADSK stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an amazing 7.69% in a week last week, Autodesk closed this week at $199.81 and grew a good 2.06%.

Price finally broke over the resistance at $189.86 and continued climbing. Not so far away is the last price record Autodesk marked by mid February. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid April, ADSK climbed $34.91 (21.17%). Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up by mid January, ADSK price climbed $7.45 per share (3.87%).

ADSK stock chart (weekly)

Autodesk stock price history

Autodesk IPO was on June 28th, 1985 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, ADSK stock surged a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested right after ADSK's IPO a $1,000 in Autodesk stock in 1985, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Autodesk stock historical price chart

ADSK stock reached all-time highs on February with a price of $211.58.

Autodesk stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not detected any price target for Autodesk stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Autodesk reported decent results for 2019-Q1 . Autodesk jumped Earnings per Share (EPS) by 11.10%, beating experts consensus of $0.18. Autodesk posted $0.20.
ADSK earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2019, Autodesk annual sales boosted an astounding 24.95% to $2,569.80 M dollars from $2,056.60 marked in 2018. When comparing 2019 vs 2018, similarly, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) skyrocketed a 24.42% to -3.14%.

ADSK annual Sales and Income evolution
2014$2,260 M-$229 M10.1%-
2014$2,500 M10.62%$82 M3.3%-64.25%
2015$2,512 M0.49%$82 M3.3%0.00%
2015$2,460 M-2.08%$-330.50 M-13.4%-504.03%
2016$2,504 M1.79%$-330.50 M-13.2%0.00%
2016$2,020 M-19.33%$-582.10 M-28.8%76.13%
2017$2,031 M0.54%$-582.10 M-28.7%0.00%
2017$2,050 M0.94%$-566.90 M-27.7%-2.61%
2018$2,057 M0.32%$-566.90 M-27.6%0.00%
2019$2,570 M24.95%$-80.80 M-3.1%-85.75%

Quarterly financial results

Autodesk posted $737.30 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a 11.56% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $64.70 million with a profit margin of 8.78%. Profit margin rocketed a 12.36% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -3.59%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Autodesk sales marked an outstanding gain and skyrocketed a 33.13%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Autodesk posted 7 negative quarters in a row.
ADSK quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$484 M-$-129.60 M-26.8%-
2017-Q3$499 M3.16%$-144.00 M-28.9%11.11%
2017-Q4$515 M3.27%$-119.80 M-23.2%-16.81%
2018-Q1$554 M7.47%$-173.50 M-31.3%44.82%
2018-Q2$560 M1.10%$-82.40 M-14.7%-52.51%
2018-Q3$612 M9.25%$-39.40 M-6.4%-52.18%
2018-Q4$661 M8.04%$-23.70 M-3.6%-39.85%
2019-Q1$737 M11.56%$64.70 M8.8%-373.00%

Autodesk ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Autodesk shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.15% of all shares.

Bearish positions for ADSK stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Autodesk:

Market cap$43.9 B
Total shares219.5 M
Float shares219.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)97.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Autodesk summary

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
Day range$192.51 - $199.81
Previous close$199.53
Session gain0.14%
Average true range$6.34
50d mov avg$170.32
100d mov avg$180.55
200d mov avg$169.02
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb01c

Autodesk performance

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Autodesk competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Autodesk competitor. This doesn't mean Autodesk does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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