Notable Stock Analysts Ratings Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

Marco Green
January 13, 2018

TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 13,751,324 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $568,067,000 after purchasing an additional 973,818 shares in the last quarter. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.93 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.02. Western Un Co now has $9.87 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.90% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $54.86. About 1.84M shares traded. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has risen 2.43% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 32.15% the S&P500. It has been assigned a low target price of $43 and a high target price of $76.

For the current quarter, 17 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.98/share. DnB Asset Management AS lifted its stake in shares of Applied Materials by 15.9% during the 4th quarter. Ibm Retirement Fund reported 0.28% in Applied Materials, Inc. The stock decreased 2.56% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $53.46. About 813,179 shares traded.

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)'s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 56.53. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. At the moment, the stock of Intel has a standard deviation of 0.42. 23,500 shares were sold by Thompson John David, worth $472,820. Therefore 50% are positive. The Western Union Company had 34 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 29 by Nomura. Cullen Capital Management Llc sold 59,050 shares as the company's stock rose 12.65% with the market. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by Craig Hallum. Mizuho has "Sell" rating and $16.0 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by Credit Agricole given on Tuesday, January 19. RBC Capital Markets has "Sector Perform" rating and $24 target. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, April 6 by DA Davidson.

Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj increased Finisar Corp (NASDAQ:FNSR) stake by 30,000 shares to 50,000 valued at $1.11 million in 2017Q3. 1,135 are held by Community Bank & Trust Na. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. 82 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. 459.24 million shares or 2.33% less from 470.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fjarde Ap reported 0.19% stake. Cap International Investors invested in 0.02% or 522,150 shares. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.58% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Windsor Cap Mgmt Limited Company reported 0.14% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. Motco invested 0.03% of its portfolio in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). The company has market cap of $87.10 million. Hennessy Advsrs owns 57,000 shares or 0.09% of their United States portfolio. The Ohio-based Johnson Inv Counsel has invested 0.01% in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Balyasny Asset Lc has invested 0.02% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. (AMAT)'s shares. The total value of these holdings, in millions, is $46,643. Sold All: 40 Reduced: 325 Increased: 263 New Position: 123. 811.15 million shares or 1.86% less from 826.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 1.80M shares. Comerica Securities Inc accumulated 4,194 shares. Also, Applied Materials, Inc.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. Moreover, Mraz Amerine & Assoc Inc has 0.23% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) are trading at their highs, others are slipping into neutral-to-bearish trends that traders should avoid.

In terms of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Incorporated reported 1.55 million shares. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 2.43 and a current ratio of 3.14. Aureus Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 0.29% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 3.30 million shares. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 20 of analysts who cover Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) as Buy, 0 analysts given Outperform signal, 0 reported Hold, and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Therefore 96% are positive.

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) is expected to post revenue of $4.12 Billion in the current quarter, according to consensus of 16 analysts.

On Saturday, December 29th, Ali Salehpour sold 125,125 shares of Applied Materials stock. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Friday, August 18. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 11 by Summit Research. On Monday, February 13 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Outperform". (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Friday, August 14.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $12.03 million activity. Scge LP has invested 3.41% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) was sold by Forrest Stephen R. Ajo Ltd Partnership stated it has 1.29% in Applied Materials, Inc. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.47, for a total transaction of $6,440,183.75. Karsner Alexander had sold 22,762 shares worth $1.00 million on Wednesday, August 23. It also reduced Comcast Corp New (NASDAQ:CMCSA) stake by 28,949 shares and now owns 406,408 shares. Jpmorgan Alerian Mlp (AMJ) was raised too.

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