Shares of Dassault Systèmes SE (OTCMKTS:DASTY) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company.
DASTY has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Exane BNP Paribas upgraded Dassault Systèmes from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 5th. Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Dassault Systèmes in a report on Friday, February 5th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Dassault Systèmes in a report on Friday, February 5th. UBS Group reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Dassault Systèmes in a report on Friday, February 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Dassault Systèmes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday.
A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Captrust Financial Advisors lifted its position in shares of Dassault Systèmes by 18.8% in the fourth quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 5,773 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,176,000 after acquiring an additional 914 shares in the last quarter. Private Capital Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Dassault Systèmes by 31.1% in the fourth quarter. Private Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 2,530 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $515,000 after acquiring an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Logan Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Dassault Systèmes by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Logan Capital Management Inc. now owns 8,218 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,671,000 after acquiring an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. 0.76% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of DASTY traded up $1.43 on Wednesday, reaching $227.40. The stock had a trading volume of 63,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 17,739. The firm has a market capitalization of $59.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 113.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.36 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 2.01 and a current ratio of 2.01. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $213.97 and a 200-day simple moving average of $198.64. Dassault Systèmes has a 12-month low of $140.27 and a 12-month high of $232.48.
Dassault Systèmes (OTCMKTS:DASTY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 4th. The technology company reported $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $1.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.44 billion. Dassault Systèmes had a return on equity of 15.21% and a net margin of 10.63%. On average, analysts expect that Dassault Systèmes will post 3.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.
About Dassault Systèmes
Dassault SystÃ¨mes SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides software solutions and services worldwide. The company offers SOLIDWORKS design software for 3D design, electrical and printed circuit board design, product data management, simulation, manufacturing, and technical communication; CATIA, an engineering and design software for product 3D computer-aided design; GEOVIA for modeling and simulating the earth; and BIOVIA that provides the scientific community with advanced biological, chemical, and materials experiences.
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