Hilton Capital Management Has Increased Its A.O. Smith (AOS) Holding; Atlanta Capital Management Co Has Decreased By $2.89 Million Its Ansys (ANSS) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Hilton Capital Management Llc increased A.O. Smith Corporation (AOS) stake by 2.8% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hilton Capital Management Llc acquired 7,627 shares as A.O. Smith Corporation (AOS)’s stock rose 8.51%. The Hilton Capital Management Llc holds 280,067 shares with $16.64 million value, up from 272,440 last quarter. A.O. Smith Corporation now has $11.23 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.88% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $65.32. About 856,560 shares traded or 5.66% up from the average. A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has risen 35.20% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.50% the S&P500.

Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc decreased Ansys Inc (ANSS) stake by 0.56% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc sold 23,662 shares as Ansys Inc (ANSS)’s stock rose 21.87%. The Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc holds 4.22 million shares with $518.37M value, down from 4.25 million last quarter. Ansys Inc now has $13.09B valuation. The stock increased 1.32% or $2.01 during the last trading session, reaching $154.22. About 479,520 shares traded or 1.53% up from the average. Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has risen 43.75% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.05% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.94 earnings per share, up 2.17% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.92 per share. ANSS’s profit will be $79.77M for 41.02 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual earnings per share reported by Ansys, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.82% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 32 investors sold ANSS shares while 151 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 79.23 million shares or 1.85% less from 80.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Etrade Management Llc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) for 9,081 shares. Alpine Woods Cap Invsts Limited Liability Company holds 9,300 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Gulf National Bank (Uk) Limited stated it has 26,913 shares. Apg Asset Nv invested in 66,103 shares. Smithfield Trust Communication holds 895 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Schwartz Investment Counsel holds 94,250 shares or 0.72% of its portfolio. New York State Teachers Retirement System stated it has 120,426 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Ohio-based Meeder Asset Incorporated has invested 0.07% in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). Btim holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) for 72,461 shares. Lucus Advisors Limited Liability holds 0.49% or 2,859 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James Services Advsr holds 0% or 4,116 shares. Laurion Cap Management Ltd Partnership invested in 0.01% or 10,099 shares. Asset Management One Limited accumulated 151,046 shares. Aviva Public Ltd Company holds 53,163 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag reported 253,250 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

Among 15 analysts covering Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Ansys Inc. had 33 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Hold” on Monday, July 17. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 22 by Citigroup. KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) on Thursday, October 8 with “Sector Weight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) rating on Sunday, September 10. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $118.0 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 24 by Wedbush. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, November 3. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 15 by Needham. RBC Capital Markets maintained Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) on Friday, November 3 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Evercore. Benchmark maintained Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) on Friday, November 4 with “Hold” rating.

Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc increased Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT) stake by 7,115 shares to 75,436 valued at $5.87M in 2017Q3. It also upped Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) stake by 296,481 shares and now owns 504,885 shares. 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) was raised too.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $4.56 million activity. Another trade for 22,267 shares valued at $1.32 million was made by Martineau Peter R on Tuesday, October 31. JONES PAUL W also sold $3.24 million worth of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Thursday, August 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 36 investors sold AOS shares while 132 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 123.32 million shares or 19.18% less from 152.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Eaton Vance Mngmt holds 0.01% or 71,000 shares. Moreover, Comerica Bankshares has 0.03% invested in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) for 69,274 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Incorporated accumulated 96 shares or 0% of the stock. Virtus Inv Advisers holds 0.14% or 22,129 shares. Nordea Ab owns 12,194 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 9,000 were reported by Fayez Sarofim And Com. Contravisory Investment Mngmt reported 65 shares. Twin Cap owns 100,470 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 36 shares. Acg Wealth holds 0.79% or 76,053 shares in its portfolio. Amp Capital Investors Limited holds 42,403 shares. Pacad Investment Limited holds 0.08% or 6,300 shares. Mckinley Cap Llc Delaware accumulated 4,184 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). M&R Management owns 0.01% invested in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) for 600 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. AO Smith Corp had 31 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by Suntrust Robinson. As per Tuesday, September 12, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. SunTrust maintained the shares of AOS in report on Thursday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of AOS in report on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, June 17 by Longbow. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, October 12. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, July 7. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyCorp given on Monday, May 1. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 3.

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