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Cintas (CTAS) Shares Rose While Clarkston Capital Partners Upped Position by $1.56 Million; Ansys (ANSS) Holder Kbc Group Nv Boosted Its Position by $5.17 Million

Clarkston Capital Partners Llc increased its stake in Cintas Corp (CTAS) by 3.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clarkston Capital Partners Llc bought 10,863 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 331,846 shares of the apparel company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $47.88M, up from 320,983 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clarkston Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Cintas Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.92 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.97% or $1.615 during the last trading session, reaching $168.265. About 87,516 shares traded. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) has risen 32.38% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.68% the S&P500.

Kbc Group Nv increased its stake in Ansys Inc (ANSS) by 383.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kbc Group Nv bought 42,375 shares as the company’s stock rose 21.87% with the market. The institutional investor held 53,433 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.56M, up from 11,058 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kbc Group Nv who had been investing in Ansys Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.08B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.12% or $1.88 during the last trading session, reaching $165.93. About 220,691 shares traded. Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has risen 43.75% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.05% the S&P500.

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

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. 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. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 23,011 shares. Moreover, State Of Wisconsin Inv Board has 0.03% invested in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). Fund Sa owns 0.01% invested in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) for 6,000 shares. Cue Fincl Group owns 1.16% invested in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) for 13,615 shares. Ngam Lp accumulated 12,786 shares. Conestoga Cap Advsrs Limited Company has 0.14% invested in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). 413,826 were reported by Neuberger Berman Gru. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 38,344 shares. 33,402 are held by D E Shaw &. Ls Invest Advsr Ltd Liability reported 0.03% stake. Bridgewater Assoc LP owns 2,569 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Jane Street Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Corp holds 4,010 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Hutchin Hill Cap LP invested in 36,828 shares. Toronto Dominion Bankshares has invested 0.02% in Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS). Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv, a Netherlands-based fund reported 55,972 shares.

Kbc Group Nv, which manages about $11.02 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mohawk Inds Inc (NYSE:MHK) by 5,823 shares to 10,986 shares, valued at $2.72M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Yy Inc (NASDAQ:YY) by 80,911 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 42,520 shares, and cut its stake in Consolidated Water Co Inc (NASDAQ:CWCO).

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. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Thursday, May 26 the stock rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush given on Tuesday, February 16. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Needham. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Underweight” on Friday, January 6. The stock of Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) earned “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 15. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, November 3 report. As per Wednesday, January 17, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Mitsubishi UFJ given on Tuesday, February 9. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $94 target in Friday, August 5 report.

Since January 12, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $1.99 million activity.

Among 15 analysts covering Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Cintas had 42 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 19 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, April 13. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Wednesday, September 27 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, September 1 with “Hold”. The stock of Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, August 17. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 21. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of CTAS in report on Friday, August 26 with “Neutral” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) rating on Friday, September 25. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $88 target.

Clarkston Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $457.76M and $2.43B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Us Bancorp Del (NYSE:USB) by 7,205 shares to 433,264 shares, valued at $23.22M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) by 15,840 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 77,895 shares, and cut its stake in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP).

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