Brokerage Overview of: Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)

Lloyd Doyle
March 17, 2018

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The Services stock finished its last trading at $36.15 while practiced a change of 0.36% on Thursday. About 1.94 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 46.10% the S&P500. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc bought 9,800 shares as the company's stock rose 23.58% with the market.

For the current quarter, 16 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.14/share. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc who had been investing in Applied Materials Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $62.34B market cap company.

The stock decreased 0.91% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $59.73. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since March 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. Jassy Andrew R sold $2.90M worth of stock or 1,985 shares. The insider MANOOGIAN RICHARD A sold $3.55M. The firm has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, July 29. Shares for $682,254 were sold by Lindow John P. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.60 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 60% are positive. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt Inc holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. This repurchase authorization authorizes the manufacturing equipment provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, October 11 with "Buy". The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to "Equal Weight" on Monday, July 27. Nomura maintained it with "Buy" rating and $775 target in Tuesday, May 3 report. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Friday, August 19. (NYSE:BBY) rating on Wednesday, August 24. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

ATR stands at 0.93 while a Beta factor of the stock stands at 1.15. Its up 0.28, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. 39 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. Cibc World Mkts holds 86,570 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Jaffetilchin Investment Prtnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 31,394 shares or 0.39% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Comml Bank Of has 3,662 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Walleye Trading accumulated 353,582 shares. Hl Fincl invested in 0.1% or 95,091 shares. Westpac Bk holds 60,754 shares. About 33,694 shares traded. Mathes Incorporated holds 0.76% or 30,975 shares.

The ONEOK, Inc. has the market capitalization of $22.80B. Analysts have given a rating of 2.60 on company shares on a consensus basis. MAS's profit will be $153.56M for 21.15 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. Hence the difference between Predicted EPS and Actual EPS reported is $0.08/share which shows an Earnings Surprise of 8.2 Percent.

Strategic Wealth Advisors Groupinc, which manages about $615.03M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) by 112,993 shares to 17,388 shares, valued at $662,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Finally, Mathes Company Inc. acquired a new position in Applied Materials during the 3rd quarter worth about $1,613,000. Therefore 76% are positive.

Analysts expect AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Friday, August 14 with "Sector Perform" rating. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, May 20 report. The Company's segments are Semiconductor Systems, which includes semiconductor capital equipment for etch, rapid thermal processing, deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, metrology and inspection, wafer packaging, and ion implantation; Applied Global Services, which provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity; Display and Adjacent Markets, which includes products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, upgrades and roll-to-roll Web coating systems and other display technologies for televisions, personal computers, smart phones and other consumer-oriented devices, and Corporate and Other segment, which includes revenues from products, as well as costs of products sold for fabricating solar photovoltaic cells and modules, and certain operating expenses. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 28 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned "Buy" rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, February 13. On Monday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with "Buy". (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, February 15. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Tuesday, January 16 with "Buy". Davis Selected Advisers stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. Analyst's mean target price for TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is $65.03.

Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $11.95 million activity.

In other news, VP Ali Salehpour sold 125,125 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 29th. $6.44 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Thursday, March 8. About 11.90M shares traded.

In other news, Director Thomas J. Iannotti sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. (NYSE:BBY) for 2,150 shares. It also reduced its holding in Easterly Acquisition Corp by 818,901 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.24M shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (Call) (IWM).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. It worsened, as 60 investors sold BBY shares while 189 reduced holdings.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. 811.15 million shares or 1.86% less from 826.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gargoyle Advisor Limited Liability Corporation holds 45,700 shares. Shares of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Schroder Investment Mgmt Grp owns 245,251 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Deltec Asset Management Lc owns 13,036 shares or 2.54% of their United States portfolio. Sensato Investors LLC now owns 374,100 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock valued at $19,124,000 after purchasing an additional 360,100 shares during the period. Zweig has 10,100 shares.

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Beck Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) by 41.49% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Egerton Capital UK LLP increased its holdings in Applied Materials by 23.2% during the 3rd quarter.

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