Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado Position in Ansys (ANSS) Has Cut by $5.48 Million as Shares Rose; As Discovery Communications Ser. (DISCK) Stock Price Declined, Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Boosted Position

February 15, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado decreased its stake in Ansys Inc (ANSS) by 21.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado sold 44,899 shares as the company’s stock rose 21.87% with the market. The institutional investor held 162,323 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $19.92 million, down from 207,222 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado who had been investing in Ansys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.38B market cap company. The stock increased 2.27% or $3.5 during the last trading session, reaching $157.7. About 321,890 shares traded. Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has risen 43.75% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.05% the S&P500.

Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc increased its stake in Discovery Communications Ser. (DISCK) by 24.47% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc bought 123,330 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.36% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 627,422 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.71M, up from 504,092 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc who had been investing in Discovery Communications Ser. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.97 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.84% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $22.68. About 1.83M shares traded. Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCK) has risen 0.32% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $4.06 million activity.

Among 15 analysts covering Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Ansys Inc. had 35 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Evercore maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11300 target in Friday, June 9 report. As per Thursday, May 26, the company rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs. The company was initiated on Monday, July 17 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was initiated on Tuesday, February 9 by Mitsubishi UFJ. The stock of Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 3. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, August 3. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Pacific Crest on Thursday, October 8. The company was maintained on Friday, September 15 by Barclays Capital.

Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado, which manages about $13.87B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Power Integrat (NASDAQ:POWI) by 18,400 shares to 265,500 shares, valued at $19.44M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Sabra Healthcar (NASDAQ:SBRA) by 18,754 shares in the quarter, for a total of 38,379 shares, and has risen its stake in Blue Buffalo Pe.

Analysts await Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.94 EPS, up 2.17% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.92 per share. ANSS’s profit will be $79.77M for 41.94 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual EPS reported by Ansys, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.82% EPS growth.

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