Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) is Attracting Smart Money

In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) reported that Ziegler Andrew A has picked up 3,455,973 of common stock as of 2017-03-01.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Ziegler Andrew A to a total of 3,455,973 representing a 6.6% stake in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is an investment management firm focused on providing investment strategies to clients around the global. The Company’s operations are conducted through Artisan Partners Holdings LP and its subsidiaries. It operates in the investment management industry. The Company provides investment management services to separate accounts and mutual funds, and other pooled investment vehicles. The Company has over seven autonomous investment teams that manage a range of the United States, non-United States and global investment strategies. The Company provides its clients with multiple long-only, equity investment strategies spanning market capitalization segments and investing styles in both the United States and non-United States markets. It also offers a fixed income strategy, the Artisan High Income strategy.

A glance at Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 2.12 billion based on 43.39 million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $28.65 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2015-11-30, Dimarco picked up 770 at a purchase price of $38.95. This brings their total holding to 11,770 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Daley unload 5,000 shares at a sale price of $46.37. This brings their total holding to 13,700.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.

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