How to buy ANSYS shares

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ANSYS, Inc (ANSS) is a leading software-application business based in the US. ANSYS is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 4,500 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in ANSYS

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ANSS in this case.
  5. Research ANSYS shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your ANSYS shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

ANSYS share price

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ANSYS shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$200.07 - $380.76
50-day moving average $358.1036
200-day moving average $328.997
Wall St. target price$350.73
PE ratio 85.1489
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.399
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
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£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy ANSYS stock?

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Is ANSYS under- or over-valued?

Valuing ANSYS stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ANSYS's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

ANSYS's P/E ratio

ANSYS's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 85x. In other words, ANSYS shares trade at around 85x 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.

However, ANSYS's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the software-application industry or those of similar companies.

ANSYS's PEG ratio

ANSYS's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.7312. 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 ANSYS's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider ANSYS's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

ANSYS's EBITDA

ANSYS's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $506.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a ANSYS's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put ANSYS's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

ANSYS financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.62%
Gross profit TTM $1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.33%
Return on equity TTM 11.8%
Profit margin 24.88%
Book value $41.811
Market capitalisation $32.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell ANSYS shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ANSS.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.4 million ANSYS shares held short by investors – that's known as ANSYS's "short interest". This figure is 9.5% up from 1.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ANSYS shares can be evaluated.

ANSYS's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ANSYS's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ANSYS shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ANSYS shares traded daily (recently around 377583.76963351). ANSYS's SIR currently stands at 3.82. In other words for every 100,000 ANSYS shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3820 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare ANSYS's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However ANSYS's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ANSYS shares, or, against the total number of tradable ANSYS shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ANSYS's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ANSYS shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0189% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ANSYS shares, roughly 19 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ANSYS.

Find out more about how you can short ANSYS stock.

ANSYS's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like ANSYS.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

ANSYS's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.94

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ANSYS's overall score of 19.94 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like ANSYS is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

To gain some more context, you can compare ANSYS's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

ANSYS's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.63/100

ANSYS's environmental score of 6.63 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ANSYS is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

ANSYS's social score

Social score: 12.96/100

ANSYS's social score of 12.96 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ANSYS is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

ANSYS's governance score

Governance score: 9.84/100

ANSYS's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ANSYS is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

ANSYS, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.94
Total ESG percentile 12.18
Environmental score 6.63
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 12.96
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 9.84
Governance score percentile 7

ANSYS share dividends

We're not expecting ANSYS to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have ANSYS's shares ever split?

ANSYS's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 5 June 2007. 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 ANSYS shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ANSYS shares which in turn could have impacted ANSYS's share price.

ANSYS share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ANSYS's shares have ranged in value from as little as $200.07 up to $380.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ANSS.US volatility(beta: 1.23)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while ANSYS's is 1.2274. This would suggest that ANSYS'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).

To put ANSYS's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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ANSYS overview

ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services worldwide. The company offers ANSYS Workbench, a framework upon which its engineering simulation technologies are built; multiphysics software to simulate the interactions between structures, heat transfer, fluids, and electronics in a unified engineering simulation environment; high-performance computing product suite, which delivers cross-physics parallel processing capabilities for simulation software; and structural analysis product suite that provides simulation tools for product design and optimization. It also provides fluids product suite that enables modeling of fluid flow and other related physical phenomena; and electromagnetics product suite that offers field simulation software for designing electronic and electromechanical products. In addition, the company offers power analysis and optimization software suite that manages the power budget, power delivery integrity, and power-induced noise in an electronic design; SCADE product suite, a solution for embedded software simulation, code production, and automated certification; system simulation capability for the design of automated products; and optical sensor and closed-loop, and real-time simulation, as well as safety-certified embedded software solutions. Further, it provides Discovery product family for use in the simulation of product design; Ansys Granta products to give access to material intelligence; and academic product suite with a portfolio of academic products based on associate, research, and teaching. The company serves 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. ANSYS, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

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