Autodesk, Inc.

  • Is This Software Company Really Undervalued?

    By Timothy Green - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, ADSK, INTU

    Recently David Kostin, an analyst at Goldman Sachs, released a list of 40 stocks with the most upside relative to Goldman's analyst price targets. Analysts are not known for being correct, both in general and with regard to price targets, so the fact that these stocks are well below their respective price targets means little. But are they actually undervalued? I'll look at number two on the list more »

  • Buy These Bold Calls on Cheap Stocks?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: ADSK, EL, WYNN

    Goldman Sachs released its list of 40 undervalued stocks on August 7. According to Goldman there is upside of over 20% for names on their list  Three bold calls are The Est (NYSE: EL), formerly known as Estee Lauder, Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN), and Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK).

    A 3-D bargain

    Autodesk is the only 3-D related name in the list. Autodesk is a name that in my opinion is the more »

  • When Will 3D Printing Get Serious?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, ADSK, SSYS

    I only recently discovered The Big Bang Theory, but was riveted when Raj and Howard blew $5,000 on a used 3D printer. Raj makes his own action figure, Malibu Koothrappali, and Howard makes one of himself and his bride, Bernadette.

    Howard's wife explodes "Five thousand dollars for a couple of dolls?! Are you out of your mind?!" He replies," Not five thousand dollars for a couple of dolls more »

  • There's Still Money to Be Made in Forgotten Activism

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, ADSK, CTXS

    ValueACT recently started a new activist campaign over at Microsoft, but I believe there's still inherent value to be found in the hedge fund's other major stake in tech. In late 2011, ValueACT took a 5% stake in Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) and since then the stock has outperformed the broader market by 100%. 

    ValueACT Capital has a 31.3 million share position in the stock, which makes more »

  • Rosetta Stone’s Recent Acquisition Backfired

    By usman iftikhar - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, ADSK, RST

    The software industry faced a downturn in 2012 due to the worldwide uncertainties troubling the growth of enterprises. However, Gartner has anticipated that in 2013 the industry will see a rise in its revenues. It has projected a solid growth of 6.4% for the industry. It also expects that this growth will be continued until 2016.

    To benefit with this favorable situation, the market players have started expanding their more »

  • Finding the Best Software Companies

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, ADSK, ZNGA

    While technology might appear to already be significantly integrated into society, I believe we have only seen the beginning. Most of the gadgets and gizmos require software to operate, and that poses a huge opportunity for innovative companies. But before just buying any computer software stock, it is vital to take a look at how the firms are positioned to take advantage of the significant amount of technological growth that more »

  • Pay Attention to the Records at Autodesk

    By Mark Holder - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, ADSK, INTU

    As the Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) stock has struggled over the last few years, investors should pay more attention to the record numbers than disappointing top line growth.  

    The leading design software firm is facing issues previously encountered by other software firms including Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) and Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU). The shift to cloud based services and term licenses is requiring the companies to record revenues over an extended period more »

  • 3D Printing Takes Another Step Toward the Mainstream

    By John Casteele - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, ADSK, MSFT, SSYS

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has had its share of hits and misses over the years. After Windows 8 complaints and a massive backlash from the Xbox One announcement, some might say that there were considerably more misses than hits these days.

    Despite its problems, Microsoft is still able to recognize consumer trends as they occur. This is good news for 3D printer manufacturers, as the company believes that 3D printing is more »

  • It's Time to Go Sour on This Software Company

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, ADSK, CTXS, IBM

    Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) got a nice 5.5% pop in its stock last week, even after reporting fiscal 2Q EPS that fell 66% year-over-year. Although earnings were down due to weak product sales and rising operating expenses, the software company managed to beat consensus by 5% and reiterated positive news on its move from packaged software to the cloud. 

    Adobe now offers the Creative Cloud, which allows customers to more »

  • MakerBot Acquired by Stratasys for $403 Million

    By John Moore - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, ADSK, SSYS

    Another day, another tech merger. Admittedly, Brooklyn-based start-up MakerBot is the last company I thought would be involved in a merger. MakerBot agreed to sell itself to 3D printing rival Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) in a deal valued at $403 million. This all-stock mega deal is just another example of how 3D printing or content-to-print has gone mainstream. MakerBot will become a subsidiary of Stratasys, keeping the existing MakerBot board and more »

  • Are There Other Ways to Take Advantage of the 3D Printing Market?

    By John Casteele - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: ADSK, GE, RSH, SPLS

    I recently wrote about companies that could be of interest to investors looking to cash in on a potential 3D printing boom. Some might think it's too risky to invest in the companies directly; if the boom fizzles, then the companies might not take off like anticipated. If you look around, there are other options that might seem like good ways to indirectly invest in the future of 3D more »

  • Is it Time to Buy the Latest Tech Company to Warn?

    By Lee Samaha - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, ADSK, FAST, MSM

    There have been two major themes to the first quarter reporting season. The first is that tech spending has been weak across the board, and the second is that--outside of pockets like aerospace and automotive--the industrial sector has been weak too. Cue Autodesk’s(NASDAQ: ADSK) latest set of results. It’s a software company and its end markets are industrial. The rest is history--the company's results were disappointing more »

  • Why Autodesk Plunged

    By Chris Lau - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, ADBE, ADSK

    Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) dropped 7% after reporting quarterly results that missed consensus estimates. The software maker earned $0.42 per share on sales of $570 million. The results missed consensus by $0.03 per share, while revenue trailed by $13.4 million. The company forecasts second quarter revenue will be $550 million - $570 million, while earnings per share will be $0.39 - $0.44, well below the $0.51 per more »

  • The Key Earnings For the Week

    By Lee Samaha - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: ARUN, ADSK, DCI, JWN, VAL

    Earnings season is starting to wind down, but we still have some interesting companies reporting this week. Since we are nearing the end of the season a lot of these companies’ peers will have already reported, so the market will be anticipating the direction of the results. I’m going to use this approach to preview what investors might expect from the results this week.

    Tuesday

    I can think of more »

  • The Best In Design Software For Your Tech Portfolio

    By Matthew Frankel - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: ANSS, ADSK, SNPS

    Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is known for its computer aided design (CAD) software, which has been the industry standard of engineers for years.  Although the company has very strong fundamentals, a market-leading position, and nice growth projections, the high valuation of the stock (over 20 times earnings) struck me as a bit too high, so I decided to investigate a little.  With shares just under their 52-week high, what is more »

  • This Cloud Play Keeps on Delivering

    By Lee Samaha - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, ADSK, INTU

    Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) continues to seamlessly climb the wall of worry surrounding the stock. It may seem bizarre for me to argue this case if you look at how well the stock has done over the last year, but I happen to think there is still plenty of upside in the company. Its transition to cloud based sales is working and has further to run. In addition its performance more »

  • 3D Printing: The Basics

    By Robbie Laney - March 17, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, ADSK, DASTY, SSYS

    As an engineer, 3D printing has been on my radar for quite some time.  Only recently though has it been thrust into the mainstream as "The Next Big Thing".  The concept is easy enough to understand.  It has been used in local dentist offices for years as a way to make custom-fitted crowns for clients as they wait.  3D printing was likely used to prototype the phone in your pocket more »

  • Billionaire Ken Griffin's Newest Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 3, 2013 | Tickers: ADT, ADSK, CIE, GPOR, TXT

    The end of earnings season does not mean the end of excitement for us at Insider Monkey; we keep our ears to the ground for the round of 13F filings that usually post during and after each quarterly earnings season. Hedge funds are required by the SEC to disclose many of their equity, option, and bond positions, and we analyze these documents to glean the most impactful information out of more »

  • Growth Is Back on Track at This Cloud Play

    By Lee Samaha - February 28, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, ADSK, INTU

    What to do with Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK)? As an investment proposition the company sets off so many triggers that it is hard to keep track of all of them together. In summary the company has had a difficult year dealing with a sales force realignment, macro-economic weakness and managing a transition to selling more of its solutions as Software as Service (SaaS) based suites (where solutions are bundled) as opposed more »

  • The Big Risk To 3-D Stocks No One Talks About

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, ADSK, SSYS

    There's no denying 3D printing stocks have been on fire this last year and awareness of these stocks is growing after being mentioned in the State of the Union address. But in all the headlines no one has mentioned one big risk to these stocks, the Maker Movement, a vocal and growing group of DIYers who want to keep 3D printing an open source technology.

    Makers Assault The Moat more »

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