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Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK)

Canaccord Genuity Maintains Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK)’s stock to Buy with the price target of $180. This rating was issued on 9/20/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $130.92 by showing a percentage change of 0.62% from its previous day closing price of $130.11.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) in which Credit Suisse Maintains Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) to Outperform by settling a price target of $160 on 8/24/18. Canaccord Genuity Maintains the stock to Buy on 8/24/18 by stationing a price target of $165. JP Morgan Maintains the company’s stock to Overweight on 8/24/18 by setting a price target of $175. Baird Maintains Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) to Outperform with a price target of $165.

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) currently has a consensus Price Target of $161.96. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $200 and a Low Price Target of $64.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) where 10 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 9 analysts said it’s a Buy, 4 rated the stock as Hold, 1 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 1.67. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) reported its Actual EPS of $0.19/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) could bring EPS of $0.16/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.03 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 18.8 Percent.

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has a market capitalization of 28.62 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.52 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $159.94 on 08/27/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 02/09/18 as $101.55. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $166.45. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -1.72%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -8.31% while SMA200 is -2.07%.

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of -10.4%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at -41.4% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 320%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 24.89 percent while its Weekly performance value is -2.08%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -2.73 percent and 5.04 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) is 0.69. The Average Volume (3 months) is 2.21 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0 and an annual Dividend Yield of 0 Percent. ADSK has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 0, Forward P/E of 41.04, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 25.38 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of -16.2 percent.

Company Profile:

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries-including the last 19 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects-use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy, to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look. Through their apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android, they’re also making design technology accessible to professional designers and amateur designers, homeowners, students, and casual creators – anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)

Deutsche Bank Maintains Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)’s stock to Hold with the price target of $223. This rating was issued on 10/05/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $234.14 by showing a percentage change of -0.15% from its previous day closing price of $234.48.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) in which BMO Capital Maintains Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to Outperform by settling a price target of $258 on 10/05/18. Citigroup Maintains the stock to Buy on 10/05/18 by stationing a price target of $257. Barclays Downgrades the company’s stock to Equal-Weight on 9/17/18 with no specific Price Target. JP Morgan Maintains Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to Overweight with a price target of $255.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) currently has a consensus Price Target of $242.48. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $265 and a Low Price Target of $191.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) where 10 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 9 analysts said it’s a Buy, 10 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 1.57. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) reported its Actual EPS of $2.36/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) could bring EPS of $2.36/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 0 Percent.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has a market capitalization of 102.6 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.52 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $245.16 on 09/11/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 11/15/17 as $167.05. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $244.61. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 1.76%. The Moving Average SMA50 is 1% while SMA200 is 12.03%.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 7.9%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 16.4% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 26.2%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 25.8 percent while its Weekly performance value is -1.09%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are 4.29 percent and 36.56 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is 0.65. The Average Volume (3 months) is 2.34 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $2.28 and an annual Dividend Yield of 0.97 Percent. COST has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 32.8, Forward P/E of 27.73, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 14.19 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 48.68. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 3.2 percent.

Company Profile:

Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouses, mainly under the Costco Wholesale name, that carry quality, brand name merchandise at substantially lower prices than are typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources. The warehouses are designed to help small-to-medium-sized businesses reduce costs in purchasing for resale and for everyday business use. Individuals may also purchase for their personal needs. Costco’s warehouses present one of the largest and most exclusive product category selections to be found under a single roof. Categories include groceries, candy, appliances, television and media, automotive supplies, tires, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewelry, watches, cameras, books, housewares, apparel, health and beauty aids, tobacco, furniture, and office equipment. Costco is known for carrying top quality national and regional brands, with 100% satisfaction guaranteed, at prices consistently below traditional wholesale or retail outlets.

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