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A Wide-Moat Stock to Keep on Your Radar

This company is currently trading above fair value, but its high customer-switching costs, recent internal investments, and large user network are reasons to put it on your watchlist.


Andrew Lange: Autodesk is a market-leading provider of computer-aided design, or CAD, software. We think the company is deserving of a wide economic moat based upon high customer-switching costs and its large network of users.

The company's clients are averse to switching given the time required to learning a new platform, the risk of downtime, and the monetary cost associated with switching. We think Autodesk will remain a market leader over the long term given its commitment to evolve to changing market trends. And recent investments in mobile and social suites and cloud-based solutions exemplify this.

Andrew Lange does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.