ANSYS stock: buy or sell?

ANSS stock price: $212.99 1.63% At close on August 19th, 2019

Updated on:
August 19th, 2019


ANSYS shares stepped up 1.63% to $212.99 today.

ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services used by engineers, designers, researchers, and students in the aerospace and defense, automotive, electronics, semiconductors, energy, materials and chemical processing, turbomachinery, consumer products, healthcare, and sports industries and academia worldwide.

Should I buy ANSYS 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. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, ANSYS 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 doesn't mean ANSS will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is ANSYS stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At, we collected 9 ratings published for ANSS stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for ANSS stock, with 6 positive ratings.
Is ANSS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-6JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aUnderweight
2019-8-6Evercore ISIn/aHold
2019-4-10KeyCorpSector WeightSector Weight
2019-2-28Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Groupn/aOverweight

ANSYS stock analysis

Daily outlook

ANSYS ended today at $212.99 and stepped up a fine 1.63%.

ANSYS shares stepped up 1.63% to $212.99 today. On May, SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up triggering a rise of 8.78%. ANSS is soaring again after a 5.43% correction from its last top on Tuesday at $213.54. On August/6 ANSS price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On Jul 24th, ANSS hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $213.89 recorded on Jul/23. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

ANSS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

ANSYS ended this week at $212.99 and stepped up a decent 1.63%. Late July ANSS collapsed a scary -9.11% in just one week. For 3 weeks in a row, price climbed and marked a profit of 8.28%. Early August ANSS boosted an astounding 6.20% in just one week.

Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $215.39 resistance. Not so far away is the last price record ANSYS marked late July. Since late April when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, ANSS price gained $26.40 per share (14.15%). Since late January when ANSS stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $51.34 (31.76%).

ANSS stock chart (weekly)

ANSYS stock price history

ANSYS stock went public on June 20th, 1996 with a price of $3.001. Since then, ANSS stock surged a 6,999.70%, with an average of 304.30% per year. If you had invested right after ANSS's IPO a $1,000 in ANSYS stock in 1996, it would worth $69,997.00 today.

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

ANSYS stock historical price chart

ANSS stock reached all-time highs on Jul 24th with a price of $215.39.

ANSYS stock price target is $199.30

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we found 7 price forecasts for ANSYS stock:
ANSS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-6JPMorgan Chase & Co.Raises Target$160.00$190.0018.8%
2019-8-6Evercore ISIReiteratesn/a$160.00-
2019-7-11WedbushRaises Target$221.00$228.003.2%
2019-5-2CitigroupRaises Target$203.00$212.004.4%
2019-3-1WedbushRaises Target$192.00$201.004.7%
2019-2-28Mitsubishi UFJ Financial GroupRaises Targetn/a$203.00-
(in average)$193.60$199.303.0%
The price target for ANSYS stock is $199.30, moving in a range between $228.00 and $160.00. In average, analysts' outlook on ANSS price target is positive, improving the forecast by a 3.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

ANSYS presented outstanding results for 2018-Q4 on February. ANSYS skyrocketed Earnings per Share (EPS) by 42.90%, beating experts consensus of $1.33. ANSYS posted $1.90.
ANSS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, ANSYS annual revenues skyrocketed a dazzling 18.11% to $1,293.64 M USD from $1,095.25 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in the same way, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) jumped a 8.75% to 32.42%.

ANSS annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$861 M-$245 M28.5%-
2014$936 M8.68%$255 M27.2%3.82%
2015$943 M0.72%$253 M26.8%-0.85%
2016$988 M4.85%$266 M26.9%5.19%
2017$1,095 M10.80%$259 M23.7%-2.40%
2018$1,294 M18.11%$419 M32.4%61.76%

Quarterly financial results

ANSYS posted $415.43 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 43.54% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $153.16 million with a profit margin of 36.87%. Profit margin soared a 6.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 30.87%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, ANSYS sales marked an extraordinary gain and climbed a 37.41%.
ANSS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$264 M-$70 M26.4%-
2017-Q3$276 M4.42%$74 M26.7%5.59%
2017-Q4$302 M9.71%$53 M17.4%-28.58%
2018-Q1$283 M-6.44%$84 M29.8%60.27%
2018-Q2$306 M8.14%$93 M30.3%9.87%
2018-Q3$289 M-5.39%$89 M30.9%-3.52%
2018-Q4$415 M43.54%$153 M36.9%71.45%
2019-Q1$317 M-23.66%$86 M27.2%-43.70%

ANSYS ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For ANSYS, 1.16% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

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

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

Market cap$17.9 B$22.5 B$32.1 B$19.6 B$54.2 B
Total shares83.9 M316.0 M219.6 M281.0 M288.9 M
Float shares83.4 M314.9 M219.3 M275.4 M277.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)98.2%88.2%98.7%90.3%87.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.2%0.4%0.2%1.6%6.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

ANSYS summary

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Day range$210.76 - $213.84
Previous close$209.57
Session gain1.63%
Average true range$7.68
50d mov avg$205.37
100d mov avg$196.40
200d mov avg$179.36
Daily patternlb01a
Weekly pattern lb02a

ANSYS performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For ANSYS, the comparison is made against Agilent Technologies, Autodesk, Cadence Design Systems, General Dynamics, PTC and Synopsys.
AAgilent Technolog...3.07%-8.84%10.91%
CDNSCadence Design Sy...8.85%23.03%48.65%
GDGeneral Dynamics15.00%9.99%-0.45%
PTC -21.71%-28.06%-31.18%

ANSYS competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for ANSYS. We chose 6 companies as ANSYS competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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