Insider Trading and Upgrades/Downgrades for Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK)


Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $69.69. The stock traded with the volume of 2.82 Million in the last trading session. Autodesk, Inc. opened at $75.31 and closed by showing an increase of 0.11%. The Bid price in the last session was $73.74 x 200 and the Ask price was $74.17 x 500. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

Autodesk, Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 16.7 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $78.58 and 52-Week Low of $41.6 and it touched its 52-week high on Nov 17, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 9, 2016.

Autodesk, Inc. reported its last Earnings on Nov 29 AMC where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.05/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $-0.13/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.18/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 138.5%. The company will report its next earnings on 29-Nov-16.

Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; Autodesk, Inc. has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of -271.4%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be -247.6%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of -26.46% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 17.4% per annum.

16 number of analysts also provided their insight on Autodesk, Inc., where the Average Price Target for the stock is $69.69. They also projected Low Price Target as $45 while High Price Target is set at $85.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 3 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 7 reported it as Buy.7 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 3 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

Autodesk, Inc. annual Divided is 0 while it’s Dividend Yield is 0%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 0 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 2280.61. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 7.23 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 12.61, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 8.09 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 94.03.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of -6.7 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at -23% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of -9.9%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 2.31% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is 4.4 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 21.68 percent.

A look at performance overview of Autodesk, Inc. depicts that Performance (Week) is -0.34 percent while Performance Month is 4.73%. Quarterly performance shows a value of 10.63% and Half Year Performance value stands at 29.09%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 18.58 percent. Autodesk, Inc. has its YTD performance of 23.52 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 9 Nov 2016 where Officer Anagnost (Andrew) did a transaction type “Sell” in which 4525 shares were traded at a price of $75. Another insider trade includes Chief Financial Officer Herren (Richard Scott) who also initiated a transaction in which 1500 shares were traded on 2 Nov 2016 as “Sell”. On 31 Oct 2016 Officer Becker (Janice) traded 13200 shares as “Sell” at $71.27. Officer Becker (Janice) Sell 4163 shares on 31 Oct 2016 at the price of $72.15.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm Wedbush on 9-Sep-16 who Initiated the stock  to Neutral. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 30-Aug-16, Rosenblatt took an action “Downgrade” from Neutral to Sell. On 20-Nov-15, the stock was Downgrade to Sector Perform by RBC Capital Mkts.