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As Unitil Corp. (UTL) Shares Rose, Holder Pax World Management Boosted Its Stake; Ansys (ANSS) Shareholder Riverbridge Partners Upped Position by $763,720 as Market Value Rose

Riverbridge Partners Llc increased its stake in Ansys Inc. (ANSS) by 1.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Riverbridge Partners Llc bought 6,260 shares as the company’s stock rose 21.87% with the market. The hedge fund held 590,278 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $72.45M, up from 584,018 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Riverbridge Partners Llc who had been investing in Ansys Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.78 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.99% or $4.71 during the last trading session, reaching $162.41. About 380,464 shares traded. Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has risen 43.75% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.05% the S&P500.

Pax World Management Llc increased its stake in Unitil Corp. (UTL) by 3.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pax World Management Llc bought 13,154 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 396,177 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $19.60M, up from 383,023 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pax World Management Llc who had been investing in Unitil Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $636.09 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.11% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $42.93. About 69,460 shares traded. Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) has risen 18.00% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.30% the S&P500.

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. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Friday, May 6. The stock of Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, August 28. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush given on Friday, February 24. Goldman Sachs initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, July 17 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) rating on Friday, September 29. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $130.0 target. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, February 9 by Mitsubishi UFJ. The rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan on Thursday, September 14 with “Sell”. Needham initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, November 22 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Tuesday, February 16. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, November 3.

Riverbridge Partners Llc, which manages about $5.72B and $5.08 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Power Integrations Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) by 70,678 shares to 477,216 shares, valued at $34.93 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) by 126,250 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.09 million shares, and cut its stake in Maximus Inc. (NYSE:MMS).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, 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. Kames Public Ltd stated it has 1.91% in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). Welch And Forbes Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 1.59% or 492,760 shares. Ascend Capital Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.82% or 176,182 shares. Moreover, Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt has 0.05% invested in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) for 443,524 shares. Harvey Lc holds 3.1% or 127,919 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan owns 25,700 shares. Gateway Inv Advisers Ltd Liability Corporation owns 108,070 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Chevy Chase Tru has 0.04% invested in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) for 74,074 shares. Bessemer owns 1.01 million shares. Amalgamated Natl Bank holds 0.07% or 17,491 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James Associate has invested 0.01% in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). Balyasny Asset Management Limited Liability Com reported 0% stake. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Ltd Co holds 0.86% of its portfolio in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) for 179,132 shares. Ls Invest Advsrs Limited Com reported 4,282 shares stake. Parkside Fin Retail Bank And Tru has 0.04% invested in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) for 879 shares.

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

Investors sentiment increased to 1.64 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.28, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 7 investors sold UTL shares while 32 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 8.44 million shares or 3.00% more from 8.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oppenheimer & Inc invested 0.02% in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Ny State Common Retirement Fund, a New York-based fund reported 15,700 shares. Ameritas Invest Ptnrs has invested 0% in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct has 88,534 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. 18,028 were reported by Alliancebernstein L P. Geode Cap Mgmt reported 0% of its portfolio in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Globeflex Cap Lp holds 10,541 shares. Adage Cap Partners Limited Com owns 200,000 shares. Envestnet Asset stated it has 117 shares. Symphony Asset Management reported 12,298 shares. Evercore Wealth Mngmt, a New York-based fund reported 500 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 10,831 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Vantage Invest Limited Liability Company reported 0% in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). The Massachusetts-based State Street has invested 0% in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Pnc Finance Services Gp reported 21,172 shares stake.

Among 3 analysts covering Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Unitil Corporation had 9 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 15 by Janney Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, June 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Monday, April 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, August 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Janney Capital on Tuesday, December 26. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, September 17. The company was upgraded on Friday, July 24 by Janney Capital. The stock of Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by RBC Capital Markets.

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