Investor’s Toolkit: Key Ratios for Assessing Aspen Technology Inc (AZPN)’s Performance

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Aspen Technology Inc (NASDAQ: AZPN) closed the day trading at $188.77 down -4.44% from the previous closing price of $197.54. In other words, the price has decreased by -$4.44 from its previous closing price. On the day, 0.87 million shares were traded. AZPN stock price reached its highest trading level at $201.1 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $183.62.


For a better understanding of AZPN, let’s look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 91.75 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 43.85. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.91 and its Current Ratio is at 1.91. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.01 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.01.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Loop Capital on December 01, 2023, Upgraded its rating to Buy and sets its target price to $213 from $180 previously.

On November 14, 2023, Robert W. Baird Upgraded its rating to Outperform which previously was Neutral and also upped its target price recommendation from $194 to $202.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jun 12 ’23 when Whelan, Jr. Robert M. sold 3,114 shares for $164.56 per share. The transaction valued at 512,440 led to the insider holds 5,840 shares of the business.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, AZPN now has a Market Capitalization of 11996106752 and an Enterprise Value of 12058840064. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 11.35 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.93. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 11.409 whereas that against EBITDA is 38.804.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, AZPN has reached a high of $224.77, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $161.32. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -6.47%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -3.34%.

Shares Statistics:

Over the past 3-months, AZPN traded about 213.33K shares per day on average, while over the past 10 days, AZPN traded about 196590 shares per day. A total of 64.47M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 26.96M. Insiders hold about 57.57% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 46.08% stake in the company. Shares short for AZPN as of 1713139200 were 1476810 with a Short Ratio of 6.92, compared to 1710460800 on 1372662. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1476810 and a Short% of Float of 5.5.

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