Capital Investment Services Of America Trimmed Its Holding in Ansys (ANSS) by $632,835 as Stock Rose; Diageo P L C (DEO) Shareholder Goelzer Investment Management Decreased Its Position as Stock Value Declined

May 16, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

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Capital Investment Services Of America Inc decreased its stake in Ansys Inc (ANSS) by 3.68% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Investment Services Of America Inc sold 4,305 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.08% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 112,548 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $16.61 million, down from 116,853 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Investment Services Of America Inc who had been investing in Ansys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.90 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.89% or $1.49 during the last trading session, reaching $165.48. About 417,255 shares traded. ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has risen 48.65% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.10% the S&P500.

Goelzer Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Diageo P L C (DEO) by 94.27% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Goelzer Investment Management Inc sold 32,011 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,945 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $284,000, down from 33,956 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Goelzer Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Diageo P L C for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $89.05B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $144.41. About 241,448 shares traded. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has risen 14.00% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.45% the S&P500.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $9.19 million activity. Another trade for 24,500 shares valued at $4.04M was made by MORLEY BRADFORD C on Wednesday, March 7. Another trade for 2,039 shares valued at $330,338 was made by MAHONEY RICHARD S. on Thursday, February 15. Another trade for 1,222 shares valued at $199,149 was made by ZACK MATTHEW C. on Saturday, April 28. $156,610 worth of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) was sold by HINDSBO MARK on Thursday, March 8. CASHMAN JAMES E III also sold $136,196 worth of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) shares.

More notable recent ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “ANSYS, Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 03, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “ANSYS Announces Q1 2018 Financial Results: a Strong Start Reflecting Record First Quarter Revenue, EPS and …” published on May 02, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “ANSYS (ANSS) Acquires OPTIS” on May 02, 2018. More interesting news about ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “ANSYS to Release First Quarter 2018 Earnings Results After Market Close on May 2, 2018” published on April 17, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ansys Completes Acquisition Of OPTIS For Autonomous Vehicle Tech” with publication date: May 08, 2018.

Analysts await ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.92 EPS, up 3.37% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.89 per share. ANSS’s profit will be $77.29M for 44.97 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual EPS reported by ANSYS, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.60% negative EPS growth.

Among 16 analysts covering Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Ansys Inc. had 38 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Evercore given on Wednesday, August 2. The rating was initiated by Pacific Crest on Thursday, October 8 with “Equal Weight”. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 30 by Berenberg. The stock of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by Berenberg. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Thursday, October 8 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 14 by J.P. Morgan. Benchmark maintained it with “Hold” rating and $86 target in Friday, November 4 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Needham given on Tuesday, November 22. Robert W. Baird maintained ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) on Monday, August 28 with “Buy” rating.

Capital Investment Services Of America Inc, which manages about $630.15 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Short Term Corpbond E (VCSH) by 18,430 shares to 414,962 shares, valued at $32.91 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 0.97 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 26 investors sold ANSS shares while 182 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 77.82 million shares or 1.78% less from 79.23 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Swiss Bancorporation holds 0.07% or 440,400 shares in its portfolio. Peak6 Ltd Partnership has invested 0.01% in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). Andra Ap reported 81,500 shares. Captrust Fincl Advisors stated it has 431 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bainco Int Investors owns 40,092 shares. Envestnet Asset Management accumulated 73,793 shares. Shell Asset Mgmt holds 0.03% or 10,934 shares. Mawer Inv Mngmt Ltd has invested 1.32% in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). First Citizens Bancorp & stated it has 11,573 shares. Qs Invsts Ltd Company holds 0% of its portfolio in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) for 2,708 shares. Goldman Sachs Group owns 868,684 shares. State Street Corporation has invested 0.04% in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). Northern Tru Corp holds 0.05% in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) or 1.31M shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0.03% invested in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) for 3,483 shares. Diversified Tru stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS).

Goelzer Investment Management Inc, which manages about $1.05B and $889.59 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL) by 17,442 shares to 74,010 shares, valued at $5.03 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Lilly Eli & Co (NYSE:LLY) by 7,686 shares in the quarter, for a total of 30,357 shares, and has risen its stake in American Intl Group Inc (NYSE:AIG).

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