Creative Planning Has $739,000 Holdings in ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS)

Creative Planning raised its position in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 1.6% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 5,167 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 81 shares during the period. Creative Planning’s holdings in ANSYS were worth $739,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of ANSS. Private Capital Group LLC lifted its position in shares of ANSYS by 9.0% during the fourth quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 791 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $113,000 after purchasing an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust lifted its position in shares of ANSYS by 14.4% during the fourth quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 860 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $123,000 after purchasing an additional 108 shares during the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. lifted its position in shares of ANSYS by 36.9% during the fourth quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 527 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $77,000 after purchasing an additional 142 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of ANSYS by 1.1% during the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 16,599 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,373,000 after purchasing an additional 181 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Keybank National Association OH lifted its position in shares of ANSYS by 7.7% during the fourth quarter. Keybank National Association OH now owns 3,015 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $431,000 after purchasing an additional 216 shares during the last quarter. 96.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In related news, Director Michael Thurk sold 3,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $171.73, for a total transaction of $601,055.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Richard S. Mahoney sold 8,347 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $140.44, for a total transaction of $1,172,252.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several brokerages have recently commented on ANSS. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ANSYS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $177.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 18th. ValuEngine raised shares of ANSYS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of ANSYS from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 19th. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of ANSYS in a research report on Tuesday, December 18th. They set a “hold” rating and a $162.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Benchmark raised shares of ANSYS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $187.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. ANSYS currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $175.58.

ANSS opened at $173.11 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $14.41 billion, a P/E ratio of 47.95 and a beta of 1.34. ANSYS, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $136.80 and a fifty-two week high of $190.45.

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ANSYS Company Profile

ANSYS, Inc develops and markets engineering simulation software and services worldwide. The company offers ANSYS Workbench, a framework upon which the company's engineering simulation technologies are built; ANSYS multiphysics software to simulate the interactions between structures, heat transfer, fluids, and electronics in a unified engineering simulation environment; and structural analysis product suite that provides simulation tools for product design and optimization.

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