December 12, 2017

Citadel Advisors LLC Boosted Its Applied Matls INC (AMAT) Position

08 December 2017, 09:45 | Hattie Nash

The stock decreased 1.64% or $1.76 during the last trading session, reaching $105.46. About 13.78M shares traded or 22.67% up from the average. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Sit Inv Associates has invested 0.93% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. It has underperformed by 6.92% the S&P500.

Hartwell J M Limited Partnership decreased its stake in Applied Materials (AMAT) by 31.51% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. (AMAT)'s shares. The total value of these holdings, in millions, is $43,294. It closed at $0.002 lastly. Fred Alger Management reported 3.87 million shares stake. Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) maintained activity of 11.23 million shares that trade hands on average basis while its relative volume is 1.73. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. E&G Limited Partnership holds 9,453 shares. It also upped Insulet Corp Com (NASDAQ:PODD) stake by 191,217 shares and now owns 838,302 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. It dived, as 48 investors sold AMAT shares while 346 reduced holdings.

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Among new and sold out positions, 132 holders initiated new positions by a total of 21.67 million shares and 45 holders exited their positions by a total of 2.54 million shares. 10,971 were reported by Sigma Planning. Pinebridge Investments Lp who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $54.40B market cap company. Amalgamated Bank has invested 0.17% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Lsv Asset invested in 7.30 million shares or 0.54% of the stock. Syntal Cap has 0.17% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 13,220 shares. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Proshare Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 532,705 shares or 0.22% of their USA portfolio. Ifrah Financial Svcs accumulated 0.23% or 4,437 shares.

Analysts often look at short interest, or the number of shares now being shorted by investors, to aid in their outlook for a particular stock. Metropolitan Life Co Ny holds 563,307 shares. Finally, Charter Trust Co. grew its stake in Applied Materials by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Winfield Associate holds 0.3% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. Carret Asset Mngmt Ltd has 0.43% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 433,100 are held by Braun Stacey Assoc. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Applied Materials' Q2 2018 earnings at $0.99 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.00 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.90 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.03 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.09 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.18 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.20 EPS.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 1.80 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 96% are positive. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 1 with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Nomura with "Hold" on Friday, August 14. Nomura increased their target price on Applied Materials from $47.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Craig Hallum maintained Applied Materials, Inc. On Tuesday, April 19 the stock rating was downgraded by Susquehanna to "Negative". RBC Capital Markets maintained Applied Materials, Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, August 14 by B. Riley & Co. The firm has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, October 12. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd's holdings in Applied Materials were worth $995,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (NASDAQ:AMAT) news were published by: which released: "Chip gear maker Applied Materials posts strong results, forecast" on November 16, 2017, also with their article: "Applied Materials Beats, Raises, CEO Gets Bullish" published on November 20, 2017, published: "Applied Materials Outperforms Despite Volatility, Says Wells Fargo" on December 06, 2017.

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Many value investors look for stocks with a high percent of insider ownership, under the theory that when management are shareholders, they will act in its own self interest, and create shareholder value in the long-term.

Analyst notified mean rating at 1.80 after consensus analysis. Therefore 53% are positive. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Wednesday, November 11 with "Outperform" rating. Loop Capital maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on Thursday, August 31 with "Hold" rating. The rating was upgraded by CLSA to "Buy" on Friday, September 25. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, July 18 by Piper Jaffray.

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