Friday, 20 July, 2018

Applied Materials (AMAT) Price Target Raised to $71.00 at Stifel Nicolaus

Russell Knight | 12 March, 2018, 20:55

SevenBridge Financial Group LLC now owns 2,380 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $122,000 after purchasing an additional 2,155 shares in the last quarter. Lederer & Associates Investment Counsel who had been investing in Blackrock for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $93.38 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.69% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $81.36. The company's stock had a trading volume of 15,720,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,020,000. Deltec Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Applied Materials in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,250,000.

Shares of Applied Materials (NASDAQ AMAT) traded up $2.24 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $61.61.

Applied Materials announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, February 14th that allows the company to buyback $6.00 billion in shares. (AMAT)'s shares. The total value of these holdings, in millions, is $50,192.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) yearly performance is 59.64% and net profit margin is 18.50%. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold AMAT shares while 325 reduced holdings.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.08. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AMAT. Moreover, De Burlo has 1.67% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. The company has a market cap of $64,730.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.58. Aureus Asset Ltd Liability Company holds 35,757 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio. The California-based Elm Advisors Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.24% in Applied Materials, Inc. The Missouri-based Smith Moore & Co. has invested 0.22% in the stock. Gamco Invsts Et Al invested in 0% or 12,470 shares. Glenmede Tru Na owns 2.54 million shares for 0.58% of their portfolio.

Trexquant Investment Lp, which manages about $105.00 million and $396.96M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Fastenal Co (NASDAQ:FAST) by 12,918 shares to 23,182 shares, valued at $1.06 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Brown Advisory owns 0% invested in Applied Materials, Inc.

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According to Zacks, analysts expect that Applied Materials will report full-year earnings of $4.39 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.10 to $4.61.

Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $11.03 million activity. 125,125 shares were sold by Salehpour Ali, worth $6.44M on Friday, December 29. Another trade for 30,000 shares valued at $1.54M was made by Larkins Thomas F on Thursday, October 5. Also, VP Omkaram Nalamasu sold 53,466 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Finally, Nomura restated a "buy" rating and issued a $65.00 price target (up previously from $55.00) on shares of Applied Materials in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. Jpmorgan Chase And Comm holds 0.23% or 20.68M shares in its portfolio. Therefore 100% are positive. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Wednesday, September 27 with "Buy" rating. 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. (NYSE:OKE) on Wednesday, July 5 to "Outperform" rating. The brokerage presently has a "buy" rating on the manufacturing equipment provider's stock. The Pennsylvania-based Nationwide Fund Advsrs has invested 0.32% in Applied Materials, Inc. BidaskClub raised Applied Materials from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, May 12. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, December 8 by Evercore. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 8,112 shares. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, February 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has "Buy" rating by Credit Agricole given on Friday, September 25. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, May 27 with "Buy". The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by Bank of America.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.30%. It fall, as 29 investors sold DST shares while 108 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 456 raised stakes. Reinhart Incorporated accumulated 0.05% or 4,880 shares. (NYSE:DST). Sit Inv has invested 0.08% in DST Systems, Inc. 263,846 were accumulated by Richard Bernstein Ltd Liability Com. Basically, the P/E ratio tells potential shareholders how much they have to pay for every $1 of earnings.

Among new and sold out positions, 171 holders initiated new positions by a total of 23.06 million shares and 74 holders exited their positions by a total of 10.92 million shares. Moreover, Rbo & Ltd Liability Corporation has 2.27% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 193,579 shares. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 14,440 shares. Tnb Fincl stated it has 3,893 shares. Ahl Partners Llp accumulated 56,290 shares. Morgan Stanley stated it has 0.05% in ONEOK, Inc. Gam Ag accumulated 6,504 shares. Everence Cap holds 0.29% or 24,367 shares. (NASDAQ:PCLN) or 2,543 shares. Lateef Investment Mngmt Ltd Partnership accumulated 511,400 shares. Brave Asset Management Inc has invested 0.84% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). State Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 185,327 shares.

Among 7 analysts covering CPI Card Group (NASDAQ:PMTS), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. EPSTEIN JEFFREY E also sold $505,000 worth of Booking Holdings Inc. It also upped Palo Alto Networks Inc.

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