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Acquisitions, Innovations, New Products, Investor Day, and Participation in Conferences - Research Report on Autodesk, Ansys, PTC, ACI Worldwide, and National Instruments

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NEW YORK, October 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), Parametric Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: PMTC), ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIW), and National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Autodesk, Inc. Research Report

On October 2, 2013, Autodesk, Inc. (Autodesk) hosted its annual Investor Day, wherein the Company discussed plans and shared plans for expanding its market opportunity and transitioning to a more ratable and recurring business model. As stated in the release the Company also reiterated its revenue and non-GAAP EPS Q3 FY 2014 business outlook, updated the Q3 FY 2014 GAAP EPS business outlook and provided initial business outlook for its Q4 FY 2014. Autodesk also announced that it had signed a definitive agreement with the shareholders of Graitec to acquire technology and expertise for structural fabrication and detailing including Graitec's Advance Steel and Advance Concrete product lines. The Full Research Report on Autodesk, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/3663_ADSK]


Ansys, Inc. Research Report

On September 26, 2013, Ansys, Inc. (Ansys) announced that its RedHawk and Totem products have completed methodology innovations to be included in TSMC's Reference Flow for 16nm FinFET technology, an advanced three-dimensional transistor architecture resulting in higher-performing and lower-power integrated circuits (ICs). The Company stated that this is an important milestone helping chip design teams to manage power integrity and electromigration (EM) reliability issues associated with high drive current in advanced technologies. TSMC Senior Director of Design Infrastructure Marketing Division, Suk Lee said, "The collaboration between TSMC and Apache provides our customers with the ability to efficiently produce more reliable and robust designs for next-generation SoCs (systems on chip)." The Full Research Report on Ansys, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/c7cc_ANSS]


Parametric Technology Corporation Research Report

On October 2, 2013, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) announced the availability of PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0, which is the latest version of its engineering calculation software designed for solving, analyzing and sharing engineering design knowledge. According to the Company, PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 has markedly improved its calculation capabilities, which would enable more complex equations to be solved at a faster speed. The Company informed that PTC Mathcad offers hundreds of mathematical functions, the unlimited ability for users to define their own, the capability to solve equations both numerically and symbolically, and the power to solve the most complex systems of equations. The Company stated that PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 provides its users benefits in areas of: Documentation Enhancements, Custom Functions, Global Definition Operator, Numeric Enhancements, Surface interpolation in contour plots, and Usability Improvements. Design Engineer for Hagler Systems, Scot Shields said, "We are pleased at how intuitively ideas are captured in PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0. Math is now represented in a way that is easy for the author to write - and easy for a reviewer to understand. PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 provides us with an environment where quick notes can be made, models can be built to test hypotheses and results can be verified." The Full Research Report on Parametric Technology Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/dc63_PMTC]


ACI Worldwide, Inc. Research Report

On September 23, 2013, ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACI Worldwide) announced that it has entered into a definitive transaction agreement with Official Payments Holdings, Inc. (Official Payments). Under the terms of the agreement, ACI Worldwide will acquire Official Payments in an all cash transaction for $8.35 per share. The Company stated that the Boards of Directors of both the Companies have collectively approved this transaction. CEO of Official Payments Alex Hart said, "This acquisition marks the next step in the evolution of electronic bill payments, an industry in which ACI Worldwide is at the forefront. I'm excited about integrating Official Payments into the broader ACI Universal Payments strategy and portfolio. This provides the opportunity to develop new capabilities previously unmet in the rapidly growing EBPP sector." ACI Worldwide informed that the acquisition is expected to be accretive to full-year earnings in 2014. The Full Research Report on ACI Worldwide, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/8506_ACIW]


National Instruments Corporation Research Report

On October 1, 2013, National Instruments Corporation (National Instruments) announced that the Company will participate in the following upcoming events with the financial community. The Company stated that it will host its Q3 2013 earnings call on October 31, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. CT. National Instruments informed that it will also attend the Janney Industrials Conference in New York, NY on December 5, 2013 and the Needham Growth Conference in New York, NY on January 14, 2014, respectively. The Full Research Report on National Instruments Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/8f50_NATI]



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