Applied Materials Inc Stock as Big Money Enter, Sentiment at 0.95

June 27, 2018 - By Michael Lund

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Applied Materials Inc’s Sentiment

“Big money sentiment for Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) in 2018 Q1 increased to 0.95, according to SEC filings. So its up 0.09, from 2017Q4’s 0.86. 387 hedge funds increased and started new holdings, while 406 cut down and sold holdings in Applied Materials Inc so the sentiment is better. Funds own 762.68 million shares, down from 797.20 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Applied Materials Inc in top 10 increased from 26 to 36 for an increase of 10. In total 50 funds closed positions, 356 reduced and 278 increased. Also 109 funds bought new Applied Materials Inc stakes.

Biggest Applied Materials Inc Shareholders

As of 2018 Q1 Glaxis Capital Management Llc has 10.93% invested in Applied Materials Inc. As of 2018 Q1, 209,900 shares of Applied Materials Inc are owned by Central Asset Investments & Management Holdings (Hk) Ltd. In addition, Marble Arch Investments Lp reported 1.63 million shares in Applied Materials Inc equivalent to 7.06% of its US long equity exposure. Praesidium Investment Management Company Llc revealed 1.49 million shares position in Applied Materials Inc. The California-based fund Scge Management L.P. holds 980,000 shares or 6.33% of their US long equity exposure.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide.The company has $46.83 billion market cap. It operates through three divisions: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets.The P/E ratio is 15.6. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, makes, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits.

AMAT touched $46.46 during the last trading session after $0.21 change.Currently Applied Materials, Inc. is uptrending after 12.95% change in last June 27, 2017. AMAT has also 3.68 million shares volume. AMAT outperformed by 0.38% the S&P500.

On August, 16 Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)’s earnings report is expected by WallStreet, according to Zacks. This year’s EPS analyst estimate is expected to be $1.16. That is 34.88 % up compareed to $0.86 EPS for last year. The profit will be $1.17B for AMAT if $1.16 EPS becomes true. -4.92 % negative EPS growth is what analysts predict. $1.22 EPS was revealed for previous quarter.

Toth Advisory, Virginia-based fund reported 262 shs. Cambridge Investment Rech stated it has 95,004 shs or 0.06% of all its holdings. Sentinel Lba holds 0.54% or 45,615 shs in its capital. Reliance Of Delaware has 0.04% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 4,704 shs. Legacy Private Tru Communication reported 0.26% stake. Nordea Invest Mgmt invested in 2.02M shs. Exxonmobil Inv Mngmt Tx reported 160,850 shs. 2.35 million were accumulated by Guggenheim Cap Limited Com. Susquehanna Intll Gp Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.01% of its capital in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Pettee Investors Incorporated accumulated 1.58% or 45,815 shs. West Coast Financial Limited owns 88,876 shs for 1.41% of their capital. Ubs Asset Management Americas has invested 0% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 1.01 million are owned by Citadel Advisors Limited Company. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma accumulated 550 shs or 0.01% of the stock. Kentucky Retirement Insur Tru Fund owns 24,054 shs or 0.26% of their US capital.

Applied Materials, Inc. registered $3.97 million net activity with 0 insider buys and 3 sales since December 29, 2017. Forrest Stephen R also sold $214,680 worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shs. Salehpour Ali sold $6.44 million worth of stock or 125,125 shs. 15,000 shs valued at $922,050 were sold by Iannotti Thomas J on Thursday, March 8.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) Ratings Coverage

A total of 13 analysts rate Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) as follows: 9 “Buy”, 4 “Hold” and 0 “Sell”. Тherefore 69% are bullish. The firm has $75 highest and $5800 lowest target. The avg target $68.36 is 47.14% above the last ($46.46) price. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has 19 ratings reports on 27 Jun 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. On Monday, May 21 the stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Buy” rating by Needham. On Tuesday, March 27 Nomura maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $7000 target. On Friday, May 18 Stifel Nicolaus maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $7500 target. On Thursday, February 15 the rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. On Wednesday, June 13 the rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform”. In Thursday, February 15 report Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, April 12 the stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, February 15. The stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Monday, February 26. On Tuesday, January 16 the rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy”.

For more Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) news posted recently go to: Seekingalpha.com, Globenewswire.com, Nasdaq.com, 247Wallst.com or Globenewswire.com. The titles are as follows: “Applied Materials Looks Undervalued” posted on May 29, 2018, “Applied Materials Announces Cash Dividend” on June 07, 2018, “This Small-Cap Semiconductor Stock Now Offers a Solid Dividend” with a publish date: June 27, 2018, “Major Semiconductors Scare Off Short Sellers” and the last “AI Design Forum Speaker Roster Announced” with publication date: June 25, 2018.

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