Bentley Systems Inc (BSY) Stock: What the Analysts are Saying

Bentley Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BSY) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 49.18x. The stock has a 36-month beta value of 1.11. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 0 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 as “overweight,” 0 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The public float for BSY is 125.36M, and at present, short sellers hold a 6.73% of that float. On April 04, 2024, the average trading volume of BSY was 1.06M shares.

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BSY) stock’s latest price update

Bentley Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BSY)’s stock price has dropped by -1.68 in relation to previous closing price of 50.13. Nevertheless, the company has seen a loss of -3.52% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-03-22 that Bentley Systems (BSY) has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, and belongs to a strong industry as well.

BSY’s Market Performance

Bentley Systems Inc (BSY) has experienced a -3.52% fall in stock performance for the past week, with a -3.82% drop in the past month, and a -0.14% drop in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.53%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.37% for BSY. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -1.50% for BSY’s stock, with a -2.95% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of BSY

Rosenblatt, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BSY reach a price target of $60, previously predicting the price at $54. The rating they have provided for BSY stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on February 26th, 2024.

BSY Trading at -3.07% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BSY to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -10.98% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.37%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.53%, as shares surge +2.52% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -3.20% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BSY fell by -3.52%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -8.76% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $50.10. In addition, Bentley Systems Inc saw -5.54% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at BSY starting from Bentley Keith A., who sale 88,925 shares at the price of $49.48 back on Mar 07 ’24. After this action, Bentley Keith A. now owns 17,164,179 shares of Bentley Systems Inc, valued at $4,400,439 using the latest closing price.

Bentley Keith A., the Director of Bentley Systems Inc, sale 200,437 shares at $49.84 during a trade that took place back on Mar 06 ’24, which means that Bentley Keith A. is holding 17,253,104 shares at $9,989,829 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BSY

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.19 for the present operating margin
  • 0.78 for the gross margin

The net margin for Bentley Systems Inc stands at 0.27. The total capital return value is set at 0.09. Equity return is now at value 44.88, with 10.08 for asset returns.

Based on Bentley Systems Inc (BSY), the company’s capital structure generated 0.64 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.27. The debt to equity ratio resting at 1.74. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 6.02.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 315.98 million with net debt to EBITDA at 4.52. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 13.15. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.18for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.37. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.55.

Conclusion

To sum up, Bentley Systems Inc (BSY) has seen a bad performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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