$0.84 EPS Expected for ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS); Saga PLC (LON:SAGA) Had 5 Bulls

July 17, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Analysts expect ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) to report $0.84 EPS on August, 3.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 3.45% from last quarter’s $0.87 EPS. ANSS’s profit would be $71.85 million giving it 37.06 P/E if the $0.84 EPS is correct. After having $0.81 EPS previously, ANSYS, Inc.’s analysts see 3.70% EPS growth. About 247,020 shares traded. ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has risen 43.75% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.05% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Saga (LON:SAGA), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Saga had 84 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Monday, February 15 with “Buy”. The stock of Saga PLC (LON:SAGA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 22 by Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, May 3 report. Peel Hunt maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, June 21 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Thursday, September 17. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Friday, September 25. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, October 1. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Thursday, May 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Peel Hunt on Monday, April 18. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 11 by Numis Securities. See Saga PLC (LON:SAGA) latest ratings:

17/07/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 250.00 New Target: GBX 250.00 Maintain
12/07/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 200.00 New Target: GBX 220.00 Maintain
10/07/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 250.00 Maintain
04/07/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 220.00 New Target: GBX 230.00 Maintain
09/06/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Maintain
08/05/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 220.00 New Target: GBX 220.00 Maintain
03/05/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 215.00 New Target: GBX 215.00 Maintain
03/05/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 250.00 New Target: GBX 250.00 Maintain
20/04/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Buy Maintain
06/04/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 200.00 New Target: GBX 200.00 Maintain

Saga plc is a provider of services for the clients aged 50 and over. The company has market cap of 2.34 billion GBP. The Firm operates through three divisions: Insurance, Travel, and Emerging Businesses and Central Costs. It has a 14.89 P/E ratio. Insurance segment consists of general insurance products, such as Motor insurance, Home insurance and Other insurance.

The stock increased 0.43% or GBX 0.88 on July 17, reaching GBX 208.68. About 1.14 million shares traded. Saga PLC (LON:SAGA) has 0.00% since July 17, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.35, from 1.12 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 40 investors sold ANSYS, Inc. shares while 158 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 80.96 million shares or 1.81% more from 79.52 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Goldman Sachs Group owns 827,041 shares. Northern Trust reported 0.03% of its portfolio in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag, a Germany-based fund reported 110,361 shares. Aviva Pcl holds 0.03% or 54,247 shares. Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct stated it has 0.18% of its portfolio in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). Raymond James Tru Na has 0.02% invested in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). Liberty Mutual Group Asset accumulated 0.12% or 37,641 shares. Friedberg Investment Mngmt reported 2.82% in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). Df Dent & reported 1.38 million shares or 3.57% of all its holdings. Whittier Tru Of Nevada reported 0% stake. Paloma Prns Mngmt holds 0.01% or 6,947 shares in its portfolio. Alpine Woods Invsts Ltd Liability owns 9,300 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Atria Invs Ltd Company holds 0.03% or 3,928 shares. Earnest Partners Limited Liability Corporation reported 286,874 shares stake. Cibc Asset Mgmt stated it has 0% in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS).

Among 11 analysts covering Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 9% are positive. Ansys Inc. had 17 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Barclays Capital. Evercore maintained ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) rating on Friday, June 9. Evercore has “Hold” rating and $11300 target. The stock of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, May 6 by Wedbush. The company was initiated on Tuesday, February 9 by Mitsubishi UFJ. Needham initiated the shares of ANSS in report on Tuesday, November 22 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 15 by Evercore. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, February 24 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) on Thursday, October 8 with “Sector Weight” rating. As per Thursday, October 8, the company rating was initiated by Pacific Crest. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, May 26 by Goldman Sachs.

ANSYS, Inc. 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. The company has market cap of $10.65 billion. The Firm focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze creates directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. It has a 40.34 P/E ratio. The Firm distributes its ANSYS suite of simulation technologies through a network of independent resellers and distributors, and direct sales offices in various locations.

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