Bares Capital Management Has Lifted Ansys (ANSS) Holding; Oakworth Capital Trimmed Its Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) Position

October 12, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Oakworth Capital Inc decreased Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) stake by 38.2% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Oakworth Capital Inc sold 2,166 shares as Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX)’s stock rose 1.79%. The Oakworth Capital Inc holds 3,504 shares with $683,000 value, down from 5,670 last quarter. Becton Dickinson & Co now has $45.21 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.29% or $0.58 reaching $198.09. About 215,914 shares traded. Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Bares Capital Management Inc increased Ansys Inc. (ANSS) stake by 0.96% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Bares Capital Management Inc acquired 10,003 shares as Ansys Inc. (ANSS)’s stock rose 21.87%. The Bares Capital Management Inc holds 1.05M shares with $128.25M value, up from 1.04 million last quarter. Ansys Inc. now has $10.93B valuation. The stock rose 1.38% or $1.76 reaching $128.9 per share. About 203,800 shares traded. ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has risen 43.75% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.05% the S&P500.

Oakworth Capital Inc increased Ishares R1000 Growth Etf (IWF) stake by 10,145 shares to 333,938 valued at $39.75 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Ishares S&P 100 Etf (OEF) stake by 11,570 shares and now owns 272,953 shares. Ishares Core Msci Eafe Etf (IEFA) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.31, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 311 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 334 raised stakes. 195.76 million shares or 16.43% more from 168.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested 0.44% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan holds 5,582 shares. First United Comml Bank Tru reported 0.98% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Tealwood Asset Management Inc holds 9,956 shares or 0.73% of its portfolio. 23,976 are held by Ww Asset Management. B T Cap Mgmt Dba Alpha Cap Mgmt holds 1.21% or 12,546 shares. Century invested in 0.37% or 1.81M shares. Davenport And Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% or 2,308 shares. Drexel Morgan And has invested 0.61% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). 15,608 were reported by Thomas Story Son Ltd Limited Liability Company. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 4,099 shares. Crawford Investment Counsel reported 2,836 shares. Airain stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Santa Barbara Asset Limited Liability Corp reported 718,929 shares. Creative Planning has invested 0.03% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX).

Since May 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $5.35 million activity. $5.35M worth of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) was sold by SHERMAN JEFFREY S on Thursday, May 25.

Analysts await Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on November, 2. They expect $2.37 earnings per share, up 11.79% or $0.25 from last year’s $2.12 per share. BDX’s profit will be $540.90 million for 20.90 P/E if the $2.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.46 actual earnings per share reported by Becton Dickinson and Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.66% negative EPS growth.

Among 17 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 35 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) on Friday, September 22 with “Hold” rating. Evercore downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 6 report. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, January 5 report. Jefferies maintained Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) on Friday, June 9 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, August 7 by RBC Capital Markets. Wells Fargo initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 22 report. On Tuesday, January 3 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 26 by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Thursday, November 12.

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $875,971 activity. ZILVITIS PATRICK J sold 2,000 shares worth $248,000. THURK MICHAEL sold $594,960 worth of stock. The insider ABU-HADBA WALID sold 11,276 shares worth $33,011.

Among 15 analysts covering Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Ansys Inc. had 29 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11800 target in Thursday, August 3 report. The stock of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) earned “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Tuesday, February 16. Needham initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, November 22 report. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Hold” on Monday, July 17. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Barclays Capital. The stock of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 15 by Evercore. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, August 5. As per Friday, May 6, the company rating was downgraded by Wedbush. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 8 by Pacific Crest. The firm has “Hold” rating by Needham given on Friday, September 15.

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