Windward Capital Management Company Has Increased Its Walt Disney Co (DIS) Holding by $7.37 Million; Share Price Rose; Ansys (ANSS) Shareholder Brown Capital Management Has Lowered Its Stake by $19.43 Million

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Brown Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Ansys Inc (ANSS) by 4.19% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brown Capital Management Llc sold 104,457 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.39 million shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $445.44M, down from 2.49 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brown Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ansys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.85B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.59% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $153.83. About 163,135 shares traded. ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has risen 5.52% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.52% the S&P500. Some Historical ANSS News: 02/05/2018 – Ansys 1Q Net $84.3M; 11/05/2018 – ANSYS LTD – BOARD’S DECISION TO CHANGE NAME TO ETION LIMITED; 07/05/2018 – Ansys at MUFG Securities Corporate Access Day Tomorrow; 02/05/2018 – ANSYS: CONDITIONS TO LAWTRUST ACQUISITION TO BE MET BY END MAY; 02/05/2018 – Ansys Sees 2Q EPS 54c-EPS 76c; 02/05/2018 – ANSYS LIMITED – UPDATE ON PURCHASE OF LAWTRUST; 02/05/2018 – ANSYS BUYS OPTIS, BECOMES INDUSTRY’S LEADING SOLUTION PROVIDER; 22/03/2018 – ANSYS INC ANSS.O – MANAGEMENT WILL PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING TRANSACTION AND ITS IMPACT ON 2018 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK AFTER CLOSING; 02/05/2018 – Ansys Sees FY EPS $3.29-EPS $3.94; 02/05/2018 – ANSYS 1Q ADJ REV $283.3M, EST. $276.5M

Windward Capital Management Company increased its stake in Walt Disney Co (DIS) by 55.45% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Windward Capital Management Company bought 63,567 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.07% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 178,207 shares of the television services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $20.84M, up from 114,640 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Windward Capital Management Company who had been investing in Walt Disney Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $167.28 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $112.37. About 2.92 million shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 6.27% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.27% the S&P500. Some Historical DIS News: 23/05/2018 – Comcast Confirms It Is Preparing Bid for 21st Century Fox Assets, Threatening Disney Deal — 3rd Update; 20/05/2018 – As Disney Moves Forward With Fox, Comcast Continues Plotting; 25/04/2018 – WALT DISNEY CO DIS.N : BMO RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $100 FROM $95; 26/04/2018 – Tokyo Disney operator girds for 1% dent to net profit; 12/04/2018 – Joe Mayes: Breaking: Disney will have to bid for all of Sky if the Fox deal doesn’t go through; 03/04/2018 – FOX FOXA.O PROPOSES FORMING NEW COMPANY CONTAINING SKY NEWS AS A POTENTIAL REMEDY FOR UK REGULATOR’S OBJECTIONS TO SKY SKYB.L TAKEOVER; 27/04/2018 – #breakingnews– Disney eyes bankers as it weighs options in Sky bidding war |; 01/05/2018 – The latest Avengers installment had a historic weekend, giving Disney a record number of fast-grossing films; 02/04/2018 – Tokyo Disney Resort is moving to make trips cheaper and less frustrating; 07/05/2018 – The Hill: Sources tell Reuters Comcast seeks to block Disney-Fox deal with all-cash bid

Analysts await ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.33 EPS, up 37.11% or $0.36 from last year’s $0.97 per share. ANSS’s profit will be $111.13 million for 28.92 P/E if the $1.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual EPS reported by ANSYS, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.91% EPS growth.

Brown Capital Management Llc, which manages about $7.02 billion and $11.01B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Bio Techne Corp (NASDAQ:TECH) by 87,326 shares to 2.07M shares, valued at $422.12 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Check Point Software Tech Lt (NASDAQ:CHKP) by 42,433 shares in the quarter, for a total of 289,342 shares, and has risen its stake in Cardiovascular Sys Inc Del (NASDAQ:CSII).

Among 19 analysts covering Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Ansys Inc. had 47 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Wednesday, August 8 by Barclays Capital. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 29 by Needham. Robert W. Baird maintained ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Berenberg given on Tuesday, January 30. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, November 22 by Needham. Benchmark upgraded the shares of ANSS in report on Monday, November 5 to “Buy” rating. The stock of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, August 28.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.08, from 0.94 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 28 investors sold ANSS shares while 167 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 75.82 million shares or 2.51% less from 77.77 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Stock Yards Natl Bank Tru owns 2,485 shares. Aperio Gp Limited Com stated it has 0.03% in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). 23,471 were reported by Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 0.04% or 13,631 shares in its portfolio. Sumitomo Life Ins Company reported 15,608 shares or 0.35% of all its holdings. Csat Advisory Lp stated it has 72 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt owns 10,897 shares. Aqr Capital Limited Co accumulated 0.09% or 493,789 shares. Washington Trust reported 0.02% stake. Ardsley Advisory Ptnrs owns 4,000 shares. 615,358 are held by Mawer Invest Mngmt Limited. Winslow Evans Crocker invested in 0% or 54 shares. 40,633 were accumulated by Bainco Intl Investors. Moreover, Proshare Advsr Ltd Co has 0.02% invested in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) for 14,045 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 0.04% or 14,557 shares in its portfolio.

Since August 13, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $9.80 million activity. MAHONEY RICHARD S. sold 8,347 shares worth $1.17M. 3,500 shares were sold by THURK MICHAEL, worth $532,894. 2,454 shares valued at $461,327 were sold by SCHERER BARBARA VAUGHN on Thursday, September 13. Gopal Ajei also sold $1.79M worth of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) on Friday, August 31. $5.14M worth of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) was sold by CASHMAN JAMES E III. GALLIMORE ALEC D. also sold $47,958 worth of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) shares.

More notable recent ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Here’s Why Should You Hold on to ANSYS (ANSS) Stock for Now – Nasdaq” on August 27, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “First Week of ANSS February 15th Options Trading – Nasdaq” published on January 14, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “3 Reasons Why Goldman Sachs Turned Bullish On Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) – Benzinga” on June 20, 2018. More interesting news about ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Ansys: Stock Is Ready For A Rally – Seeking Alpha” published on December 11, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “ANSYS Announces Winners of 2019 Hall of Fame Competition – PRNewswire” with publication date: January 09, 2019.

More notable recent The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Disney Shares Rise After Big Q4 Earnings, Sales Beat (NYSE:DIS) – Benzinga” on November 08, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Wednesday’s Vital Data: Exxon Mobil, Bank of America and Disney – Investorplace.com” published on December 26, 2018, Fool.com published: “Hulu Subscribers Climb as Disney Control Looms – The Motley Fool” on January 13, 2019. More interesting news about The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Disney+ Will Be a Cord-Cutting Game Changer for Disney Stock – Investorplace.com” published on January 14, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Mike Khouw Sees Unusual Options Activity In Disney (NYSE:DIS) – Benzinga” with publication date: January 08, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.04, from 1.23 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 61 investors sold DIS shares while 549 reduced holdings. 149 funds opened positions while 628 raised stakes. 890.89 million shares or 8.78% less from 976.63 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Ami Asset Mgmt reported 309,770 shares. Cap Management Corp Va invested in 0.97% or 32,391 shares. Fil reported 1.67 million shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. 34,751 are owned by Hartline Inv Corp. Neumann Capital Mngmt reported 0.37% stake. L & S Advsr holds 0.53% or 34,870 shares in its portfolio. Ferguson Wellman Capital Mgmt has 31,389 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Private Wealth has 26,623 shares for 1.15% of their portfolio. 3,444 were reported by Apriem Advsr. Patten Group owns 10,072 shares for 0.45% of their portfolio. Proffitt & Goodson Incorporated has invested 0.31% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Parametric Associates Limited Liability holds 4.32M shares or 0.44% of its portfolio. Blb&B Advisors Ltd Com accumulated 0.65% or 44,999 shares. Seizert Capital Ptnrs Lc has invested 0.02% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Birmingham Cap Inc Al reported 22,005 shares or 1.06% of all its holdings.

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