Ansys Ansys creates engineering simulation software. Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of Ansys on Nov. 16 with a neutral rating. "While the ANSYS business model offers attractive defensive characteristics in the current environment, we initiate with a Neutral rating given our view of limited top-line catalysts combined with a status quo operating margin outlook," Goldman Sachs analysts wrote in a report. The company reports fourth-quarter earnings on Feb. 23. Shares of Ansys hit a 52-week high of $62.45 on Thursday. The stock's 52-week low was set on Aug. 9. Ansys gets a A grade from TheStreet Ratings with a $70.52 price target. The stock has risen 7.25% year to date.
Realty Income This company acquires commercial real estate; Realty Income invested $1 billion in 164 properties in 2011. "O continues to execute on its acquisition plans providing long-term FFO accretion, however, continued portfolio concerns and tenant bankruptcies negatively impact near-term expectations/," Morgan Keegan analysts wrote in a report on Jan. 18. Shares of Realty Income hit a 52-week high of $36.60 on Thursday. The stock's 52-week low of $27.93 was set on Aug. 8. Realty Income gets an A grade from TheStreet Ratings with a $41.34 price target. The stock has risen 4.38% year to date.