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How to buy Aspen Technology stock
Learn how to easily invest in Aspen Technology stock.
Aspen Technology Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Aspen Technology shares (AZPN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Aspen Technology employs 3,574 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $482.3 million.
How to buy shares in Aspen Technology
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AZPN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Aspen Technology stock price (NASDAQ: AZPN)Use our graph to track the performance of AZPN stocks over time.
Aspen Technology shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$222.15|
|52-week range||$122.29 - $231.26|
|50-day moving average||$205.96|
|200-day moving average||$172.65|
|Wall St. target price||$216.60|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.07|
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Is it a good time to buy Aspen Technology stock?
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Aspen Technology price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-16)||-1.86%|
|1 month (2022-08-25)||2.55%|
|3 months (2022-06-24)||12.54%|
|6 months (2022-03-25)||40.73%|
|1 year (2021-09-24)||77.73%|
|2 years (2020-09-25)||73.89%|
|3 years (2019-09-25)||78.66%|
|5 years (2017-09-25)||255.16%|
Is Aspen Technology stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Aspen Technology stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Aspen Technology's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Aspen Technology's P/E ratio
Aspen Technology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 57x. In other words, Aspen Technology shares trade at around 57x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Aspen Technology's PEG ratio
Aspen Technology's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7367. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Aspen Technology's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Aspen Technology's EBITDA
Aspen Technology's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $146.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Aspen Technology's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Aspen Technology financials
|Revenue TTM||$482.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||4.69%|
|Gross profit TTM||$137.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||13.39%|
|Return on equity TTM||36.06%|
|Market capitalisation||$14.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Aspen Technology share dividends
We're not expecting Aspen Technology to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Aspen Technology's shares ever split?
Aspen Technology's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 March 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Aspen Technology shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Aspen Technology shares which in turn could have impacted Aspen Technology's share price.
Aspen Technology share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Aspen Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $122.29 up to $231.26. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Aspen Technology's is 1.187. This would suggest that Aspen Technology's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Aspen Technology overview
Aspen Technology, Inc. provides enterprise asset performance management, asset performance monitoring, and asset optimization solutions worldwide. The company's solutions address complex environments where it is critical to optimize the asset design, operation, and maintenance lifecycle. It offers artificial intelligence of things, aspen hybrid models, asset performance management, OSI digital grid management, and performance engineering; production optimization for commodity polymers, olefins, refining, and specialty chemicals; subsurface science and engineering; and value chain optimization for energy and polymers and specialty chemicals solutions. The company serves bulk chemicals, consumer packaged goods, downstream, food and beverage, metals and mining, midstream and LNG, pharmaceuticals, polymers, pulp and paper, specialty chemicals, transportation, upstream, and water and wastewater industries; power generation, transmission, and distribution industries; and engineering, procurement, and construction industries. Aspen Technology, Inc. was incorporated in 2021 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Aspen Technology in the news
AspenTech Named a Leader in Asset Performance Management by Independent Analyst Firm
Reasons to Retain Aspen (AZPN) Stock in Your Portfolio for Now
There's Been No Shortage Of Growth Recently For Aspen Technology's (NASDAQ:AZPN) Returns On Capital
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Aspen Technology is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 56.755% of Aspen Technology shares are held by insiders and 42.104% by institutions. How many people work for Aspen Technology?
Latest data suggests 3,574 work at Aspen Technology. When does the fiscal year end for Aspen Technology?
Aspen Technology's fiscal year ends in June. Where is Aspen Technology based?
Aspen Technology's address is: 20 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA, United States, 01730 What is Aspen Technology's ISIN number?
Aspen Technology's international securities identification number is: US0453271035 What is Aspen Technology's CUSIP number?
Aspen Technology's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 045327103
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