So what: Analysts at Canaccord Genuity cut Autodesk's price target to $55 per share mid-month, which hurt the stock. It only added to the misery when it was disclosed that CEO Carl Bass sold 15,000 shares earlier in the month.
Now what: More worrying than an analyst downgrade and the CEO's stock sale is the company's recent financial performance. You can see below that revenue growth has stagnated and the company is now losing money. That's, in part, due to a business model change to a more subscription-based business, but it has investors concerned nonetheless.
I don't think Autodesk's business is fundamentally broken given a steady growth in subscriptions to 2.47 million at the end of Q3 2015. But investors need to see growth translate into more on the bottom line than they're getting today. Without that, the decline may not end soon.