Topic: How To Invest

Q: May I get your recommendation on Autodesk? It looks like a good stock for the future. Thank you.

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A: Autodesk Inc., $212.48, symbol ADSK on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 213.8 million; Market cap: $46.8 billion;, is a maker of three-dimensional (3D) design, engineering and entertainment software. The company’s software offerings target the architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries. Autodesk is focused on four primary product families: Architecture, Engineering and Construction; AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT; Manufacturing; and Media and Entertainment. The company’s products include AutoCAD Civil 3D; Building Connected; Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection; Autodesk Build; Revit; AutoCAD; AutoCAD LT; Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Solutions; Fusion 360; Product Design and Manufacturing Collection; Inventor; Vault; Media and Entertainment Collection; Maya; ShotGrid, and 3ds Max. Autodesk’s client list is broad. It includes manufacturers in automotive, transportation, industrial machinery, consumer products, and building product industries that need digital design, engineering, manufacturing, and production solutions. The company was founded by John Walker in April 1982 and is headquartered in San Francisco. Autodesk continues to make acquisitions to widen both its technological expertise as well as…