Granite Investment Partners Has Upped Its Aspen Aerogels (ASPN) Holding; Atlanta Capital Management Co Has Raised Intercontinental Exchange In (ICE) Stake by $7.33 Million; Stock Rose

May 22, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Granite Investment Partners Llc increased its stake in Aspen Aerogels Inc (ASPN) by 60.64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Granite Investment Partners Llc bought 75,345 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.29% with the market. The institutional investor held 199,600 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $974,000, up from 124,255 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Granite Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Aspen Aerogels Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $119.17 million market cap company. It closed at $4.99 lastly. It is down 3.16% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500.

Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc increased its stake in Intercontinental Exchange In (ICE) by 10.72% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc bought 104,754 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.21% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.08M shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $76.37M, up from 977,536 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc who had been investing in Intercontinental Exchange In for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $41.45 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.11% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $71.56. About 217,584 shares traded. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) has risen 20.88% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.33% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.23, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 33 investors sold ICE shares while 214 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 235 raised stakes. 496.95 million shares or 0.82% less from 501.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Susquehanna International Group Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Zwj Counsel invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Cwm Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) for 1,585 shares. Fincl Architects Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Verition Fund Management Ltd Liability reported 0.1% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Checchi Cap Advisers Ltd Liability Com owns 6,730 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) invested 0% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Cibc Asset Mngmt holds 71,379 shares. Qs Invsts Limited Liability Corporation invested in 9,872 shares. Chatham owns 1.75% invested in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) for 90,020 shares. Capital Impact Advsr Limited Liability Corp owns 29,410 shares. Aqr Capital Mgmt Limited reported 0.05% stake. Jump Trading Limited Liability accumulated 46,702 shares or 0.44% of the stock. 115,386 were accumulated by Sands Mgmt Limited Liability Company. Tru Of Vermont invested in 18,526 shares.

Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc, which manages about $16.77B and $19.04B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) by 12,036 shares to 63,794 shares, valued at $4.30M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) by 157,105 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 829,419 shares, and cut its stake in Schwab Charles Corp New (NYSE:SCHW).

Among 20 analysts covering Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Intercontinental Exchange had 69 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) rating on Tuesday, October 10. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $78 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, September 4 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 4. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $81.0 target in Thursday, February 8 report. The stock of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, March 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 3. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Jefferies maintained the shares of ICE in report on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) on Monday, September 18 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, June 26 with “Buy”.

More notable recent Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Intercontinental Exchange Names Stacey Cunningham as New President of NYSE Group” on May 22, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “ICE (NYSE:ICE) and the Future of Bitcoin Trading” published on May 22, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Quality ICE, But Pricey” on May 03, 2018. More interesting news about Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “ICE Benchmark Administration Becomes Authorised Benchmark Administrator under EU Benchmark Regulation” published on April 30, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “NYSE’s Newest Market – NYSE National to Commence Trading on Monday, May 21” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Among 8 analysts covering Aspen Aerogels (NYSE:ASPN), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Aspen Aerogels had 14 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN) rating on Thursday, April 14. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Overweight” rating and $7 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, November 14. On Friday, August 5 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, November 3 with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN) on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Global Hunter Securities with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 12. Needham initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 10 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 4 by JP Morgan. The rating was downgraded by Seaport Global Securities on Friday, November 4 to “Neutral”. Craig Hallum initiated it with “Buy” rating and $10.0 target in Tuesday, September 20 report.

Granite Investment Partners Llc, which manages about $892.06M and $1.58 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Halozyme Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HALO) by 69,696 shares to 748,809 shares, valued at $15.17M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Universal Electrs Inc (NASDAQ:UEIC) by 17,735 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 255,162 shares, and cut its stake in Five9 Inc (NASDAQ:FIVN).

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