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Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)
- [By Shane Hupp]
GW&K Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 1.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 223,126 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,664 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned about 0.27% of Ansys worth $34,962,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
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Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 40,254 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $163.76, for a total value of $6,591,995.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.
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The best way to play the theme is probably to buy the software companies that facilitate the creation of digital twins. Three names that spring to mind are engineering simulation company ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS), IoT platform provider PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:PTC) and engineering software company Dassault Systemes (NASDAQOTH:DASTY).
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ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) VP Richard S. Mahoney sold 2,041 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $174.15, for a total value of $355,440.15. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
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Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares S&P India Nifty 50 Index Fund(INDY)
- [By Max Byerly]
Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of iShares India 50 ETF (NASDAQ:INDY) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 52,309 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,841,000.
Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: SodaStream International Ltd.(SODA)
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As for individual stocks, PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) announced plans to buy SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA), and The Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) reported better-than-expected sales and profit growth.
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- [By Rich Duprey]
The soda business is suddenly hot for everything but soda. Last month, PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) announced it was acquiring sparkling water leader SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) for $3.2 billion in a play on healthier drinking options. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) made its biggest acquisition ever with the $5.1 billion purchase of Costa Coffee, one of the largest retail coffee companies outside the U.S.
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) recently announced surprisingly strong first-quarter earnings as sales growth sped up to a 25% pace and profitability improved. The seller of at-home carbonated beverage machines is benefiting from a long-term trend of rising global demand for sparkling water.
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Sometimes it takes years for buyout chatter to finally materialize. PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) is announcing that it will be acquiring SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) in an all-cash deal valued at $3.2 billion. Both boards have approved the transaction that will cash out SodaStream investors at $144 a share. The purchase is expected to close in January, as long as the majority of SodaStream shareholders vote in favor of the deal.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its holdings in Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) by 11.6% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 16,545 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,719 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Sodastream International were worth $1,411,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)
- [By Cory Renauer]
The number of Americans over 65 years of age is expected to double to around 98 million by 2060. Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH), Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI), and Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) are all real estate investment trusts (REITs) that own medical buildings and housing facilities that an aging country is going to need a lot more of in the years to come. Here’s why they’re perfect investments for retirees or those of you excited about being one soon.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Shares of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) fell roughly 10% in February according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Although many healthcare real estate investment trusts, or REITs, had a rough month, nursing-home-focused Omega’s loss was particularly bad. Most of the drop occurred on the day the REIT announced earnings.
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Three high-yield dividend stocks definitely disprove the view that high yields are linked to low growth. Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX), ONEOK (NYSE:OKE), and Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) have trounced the market so far in 2018. But are these stocks too risky for many investors? Here’s what you need to know.