Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)- Hot Watch List After Analysts Reviews

Nellie Chapman | 27 January, 2018, 22:41

WARNING: "Cubic Asset Management LLC Has $1.94 Million Holdings in Applied Materials, Inc". Regions Financial accumulated 0.05% or 78,030 shares. About 29,021 shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 70.43% the S&P500. Applied Materials Inc. had 109 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.03. They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate of $1.12 and the High EPS estimate of $1.19. The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $76.89 on volume of 9.76 million shares. Based on an average daily volume of 8,639,758 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is now 1.3 days. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Applied Materials from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $64.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.37 earnings per share, up 54.17% or $0.13 from last year's $0.24 per share. DE's profit will be $352.35 million for 38.90 P/E if the $1.09 EPS becomes a reality. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.66 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Applied Materials will post 4.04 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors own 56.90% stake in the company while Beta factor, which is used to measure riskiness of the security, was 1.42. Its down 0.02, from 1.25 in 2017Q2. The Exane Derivatives holds 3,476 shares with $181,000 value, down from 55,440 last quarter. First Manhattan Company has 17,132 shares. Capital Fund invested 0.04% in Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE:ITG). Citadel Ltd Llc owns 82,084 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. (NYSE:ZTS). State Street Corporation has 0.11% invested in Zoetis Inc. Huntington Comml Bank has invested 0% in Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) for 736,392 shares. 131.54 million shares or 1.36% less from 133.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bartlett Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 903 shares. (NASDAQ:ILMN). Congress Asset Co Ma reported 32,091 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Asset reported 105,088 shares. Alphamark Lc holds 400 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Junto Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 1.65% or 269,500 shares in its portfolio. Finally, Boothbay Fund Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Applied Materials by 286.5% in the fourth quarter.

Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj, which manages about $227.65M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 1,000 shares to 7,000 shares, valued at $6.73 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Constellation Cl.A (NYSE:STZ) was raised too. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-three have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 45% are positive. Illumina Inc had 87 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with "Buy" on Monday, September 18. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, July 24 report. The stock of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. Credit Suisse maintained it with "Buy" rating and $18000 target in Monday, July 10 report. Cowen & Co maintained Illumina, Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, June 2 by Goldman Sachs. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $230.0 target. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, September 27 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Tuesday, August 11.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $12.03 million activity. The insider Forrest Stephen R sold $214,680. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Tuesday, January 2. SCHULZE RICHARD M sold $4.89M worth of stock. Shares are now up over the past year, outperforming the broad market by -100% and outperformed a peer group of similar companies by 192%. 0 analysts say it's a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. Therefore 92% are positive. The stock of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) earned "Underweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 12. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) traded down 2.08% on Monday, reaching $44.31. Currently, Applied Materials, profit margin for the 12 months is at 23.62%. The rating was downgraded by Roth Capital on Thursday, August 25 to "Neutral". The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 19 by Wells Fargo. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock. At the end of the day, it's only a stock's performance that matters. (NASDAQ:ILMN) on Wednesday, October 25 with "Equal-Weight" rating. The Company's display service portfolio has been developed to address the customers' specific needs and offers a variety of services that provide support for every maintenance activity on an Applied Materials display tool. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. It operates through three divisions: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. It has a 46.28 P/E ratio.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2.

Several other institutional investors have also bought shares of the company. 65 funds opened positions while 177 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:SNI) for 57,965 shares. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Limited owns 2,175 shares. 4,714 are held by Stock Yards Bank Trust Co. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 269,661 shares. About 11.79 million shares traded or 2.63% up from the average. It also reduced its holding in Moneygram International Inc (NASDAQ:MGI) by 60,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 59,386 shares, and cut its stake in Viacom Inc (NASDAQ:VIA). (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 5,936 shares. Intl Group Inc owns 488,634 shares. Mercer Capital Advisers, a New Jersey-based fund reported 84,001 shares. Navellier And Assocs Incorporated accumulated 1.36% or 134,492 shares. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Veritable Lp owns 57,842 shares or 0.06% of their USA portfolio. Windsor Capital Management Limited Liability Corp holds 6,822 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. UBS maintained Red Hat, Inc.