Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its holdings in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 32.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 334,462 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 82,090 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC owned 0.39% of ANSYS worth $40,697,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in ANSS. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in shares of ANSYS by 111.0% during the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 48,884 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $5,224,000 after buying an additional 25,719 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of ANSYS by 36.9% during the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 14,483 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $1,548,000 after buying an additional 3,906 shares in the last quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. bought a new position in shares of ANSYS during the first quarter worth about $247,000. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of ANSYS by 8.2% during the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 103,507 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $11,062,000 after buying an additional 7,876 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans grew its holdings in shares of ANSYS by 8.2% during the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 16,000 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $1,710,000 after buying an additional 1,210 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 96.76% of the company’s stock.
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Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised ANSYS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $139.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Evercore ISI reissued a “hold” rating and set a $113.00 price target on shares of ANSYS in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on ANSYS in a research report on Monday, July 17th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $112.00 price target for the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “sell” rating and set a $98.00 price target on shares of ANSYS in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of ANSYS in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $116.68.
Shares of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) opened at 129.94 on Monday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $125.85 and its 200 day moving average price is $121.81. ANSYS, Inc. has a 12-month low of $82.28 and a 12-month high of $132.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.01 billion, a PE ratio of 41.75 and a beta of 1.05.
ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The software maker reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.07. ANSYS had a return on equity of 13.87% and a net margin of 26.37%. The business had revenue of $264.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $259.75 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.93 earnings per share. ANSYS’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that ANSYS, Inc. will post $3.87 earnings per share for the current year.
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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