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Two Creeks Capital Management LP Trimmed Its Aspen Technology (AZPN) Position; Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) Shorts Raised By 35.03%

Electro Scientific Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESIO) had an increase of 35.03% in short interest. ESIO’s SI was 2.26M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 35.03% from 1.68 million shares previously. With 1.39M avg volume, 2 days are for Electro Scientific Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESIO)’s short sellers to cover ESIO’s short positions. The SI to Electro Scientific Industries Incorporated’s float is 7.16%. The stock decreased 6.93% or $1.28 during the last trading session, reaching $17.18. About 1.04M shares traded. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has risen 19.94% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.24% the S&P500.

Two Creeks Capital Management Lp decreased Aspen Technology Inc (AZPN) stake by 0.43% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Two Creeks Capital Management Lp sold 6,600 shares as Aspen Technology Inc (AZPN)’s stock rose 2.19%. The Two Creeks Capital Management Lp holds 1.51M shares with $95.07 million value, down from 1.52M last quarter. Aspen Technology Inc now has $5.48B valuation. The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $76.12. About 364,638 shares traded. Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN) has risen 59.88% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.18% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Aspen Technology had 26 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Friday, October 6. On Monday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock of Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN) has “Mkt Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Avondale. Wedbush maintained it with “Hold” rating and $74.0 target in Thursday, January 25 report. The stock of Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN) earned “Buy” rating by TheStreet on Saturday, August 15. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, January 24. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, January 24 with “Hold”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN) on Wednesday, January 24 with “Buy” rating. JP Morgan reinitiated Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN) rating on Friday, April 29. JP Morgan has “Underweight” rating and $36 target. The rating was initiated by Avondale on Tuesday, February 9 with “Market Perform”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 23 investors sold AZPN shares while 97 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 72.32 million shares or 3.23% less from 74.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sg Americas Secs Lc has 0% invested in Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN). Kbc Grp Nv has 0.07% invested in Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN). 93,931 are owned by Parametric Ltd Com. Nationwide Fund holds 0.01% or 57,645 shares in its portfolio. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale invested 0.04% in Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN). Toronto Dominion Fincl Bank reported 0% of its portfolio in Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN). Franklin Res reported 512,618 shares. Us Bankshares De accumulated 38,631 shares. Savings Bank Of New York Mellon invested in 0.01% or 354,896 shares. Rothschild Asset Mgmt Inc has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN). Bessemer Grp holds 50,400 shares. Provident Mngmt Inc has 4.36% invested in Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN). Hbk Investments L P, Texas-based fund reported 16,841 shares. Pacad Investment Limited has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN). Menta Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 10,607 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.17, from 2.06 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 7 investors sold Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. shares while 31 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 23.45 million shares or 3.90% more from 22.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Goldman Sachs Inc owns 171,302 shares. Ancora Limited Liability Company accumulated 136,780 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Stevens Capital Management Lp holds 0.01% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) or 12,366 shares. Moreover, American Int Gp Inc has 0% invested in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 25,177 shares. Gotham Asset Management Ltd Llc accumulated 0% or 10,560 shares. Comerica National Bank holds 34,940 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ariel Invests Limited Liability has 0.03% invested in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Grp One Trading Lp accumulated 0% or 90 shares. 51,524 are owned by Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Liability. Tocqueville Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership owns 283,942 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.02% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Moreover, North Star Corporation has 0.01% invested in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 3,067 shares. Northern Tru Corp has invested 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Commercial Bank Of Ny Mellon owns 385,244 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Wells Fargo & Co Mn has invested 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO).

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