Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Hit 52-Week High

Applied Materials now has $64.06B valuation. The stock decreased 7.11% or $1.135 during the last trading session, reaching $14.835. About 18.07 million shares traded or 28.92% up from the average. (NASDAQ:AMAT). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems invested 0.24% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. Marble Arch Investments Lp reported 2.11 million shares. The stock decreased 0.94% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $61.03. Morgan Stanley reported 4.33M shares. Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) has risen 22.45% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.87% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 43 investors sold NTRS shares while 183 reduced holdings. 118.19 million shares or 0.61% less from 118.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Clinton Grp owns 167,439 shares for 0.96% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability invested in 0.4% or 136,866 shares. The stock of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. Wellington Mngmt Llp reported 0.07% stake. Highland Cap Management LP accumulated 0.82% or 209,300 shares. Columbia Prtnrs L L C Inv Management owns 25,151 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Guinness Atkinson Asset Management holds 4.5% or 137,610 shares. Kbc Gp Nv invested in 0.02% or 26,723 shares. Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 12,427 shares. Leuthold Gru Limited Liability stated it has 317,423 shares or 1.67% of all its holdings. 10,698 shares were sold by DOUGLAS MARK, worth $903,031 on Wednesday, February 14. With 80,200 avg volume, 2 days are for Leap Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:LPTX)'s short sellers to cover LPTX's short positions. Therefore 56% are positive. Gartner Inc had 48 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Perform" rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Oppenheimer. The firm has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, August 18. As per Friday, August 14, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. As per Friday, May 20, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LON:IHG) earned "Outperform" rating by Raymond James on Monday, September 7. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Monday, December 19 to "Neutral" rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Thursday, October 8 report. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, February 15 report.

Three Peaks Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Viasat Inc (VSAT) by 5.94% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. It also reduced Bp Plc (NYSE:BP) stake by 12,465 shares and now owns 60,338 shares. Cdn Imperial Bk Comm Toronto (NYSE:CM) was raised too. RBC Capital Markets maintained Applied Materials, Inc. The institutional investor held 19.15M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $997.72M, up from 17.72M at the end of the previous reported quarter. AMAT's profit will be $1.19 billion for 13.63 P/E if the $1.13 EPS becomes a reality. Its down 97.9% from 23,800 shares previously. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.08. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.31%. It turned negative, as 40 investors sold AMAT shares while 325 reduced holdings.

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A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in AMAT. Advisory Networks Ltd Llc invested in 0.24% or 40,385 shares. Global Investors holds 0.3% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 24,660 were accumulated by Jnba Finance Advsr. More interesting news about Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 32.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. Tarbox Family Office Inc invested in 640 shares or 0.01% of the stock. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 74,622 were accumulated by Envestnet Asset Mgmt. Da Davidson And owns 51,309 shares. Marsico Capital Management Llc bought 13,129 shares as the company's stock rose 9.97% with the market. (NASDAQ:MAT) for 739,549 shares. 4,841 were accumulated by Parkwood Limited Com. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.67 EPS. research analysts expect that Applied Materials, Inc. will post 4.39 EPS for the current year. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Adirondack Tru owns 3,520 shares. First Personal Fincl Ser reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS). (NASDAQ:AMAT). Bluecrest Management Ltd stated it has 0.03% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board has invested 0.05% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno holds 0.35% or 59,482 shares in its portfolio.

Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $11.03 million activity. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.00, for a total transaction of $2,833,698.00. 53,466 shares valued at $2.83M were sold by Nalamasu Omkaram on Tuesday, January 2. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shares. Larkins Thomas F sold $1.54M worth of Applied Materials, Inc. The insider Salehpour Ali sold 125,125 shares worth $6.44 million.

Applied Materials, Inc provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the global semiconductor, display and related industries. Out of 10 Wall Street analysts rating Pentair, 3 give it "Buy", 1 "Sell" rating, while 6 recommend "Hold". Therefore 100% are positive. As per Friday, December 18, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. CLSA upgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Tuesday, January 19 to "Buy" rating. Icon Advisers Inc bought 13,400 shares as the company's stock rose 23.58% with the market. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, September 26. As per Monday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The SI to Leap Therapeutics Inc's float is 4.05%. This repurchase authorization authorizes the manufacturing equipment provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. (NASDAQ:VSAT) has "Underperform" rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by Macquarie Research. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, June 2 by Goldman Sachs.


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