GSA Capital Partners LLP Has $935000 Holding in Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

The institutional investor held 18,236 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $932,000, up from 12,147 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guggenheim Capital Llc who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $58.91B market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $25.25.

Applied Materials declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Wednesday, February 14th that allows the company to buyback $6.00 billion in outstanding shares.

Guggenheim Capital Llc decreased its stake in Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) by 21.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company's stock popped up 6.49% while Kempner Capital Management Inc sold 66,900 shares. Nuveen Asset Limited Company holds 188,984 shs or 0.06% of its capital. Washington Trust Bank who had been investing in Anthem Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $56.80 billion market cap company.

NASDAQ AMAT traded down $0.36 on Friday, reaching $56.07. About 19.18 million shares traded. Evermay Wealth Mgmt Limited Company holds 0.16% of its capital in Applied Materials, Inc. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 31.12%.

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Adell Harriman Carpenter reported 49,211 shares. BlackRock Inc. now owns 68,889,949 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $3,521,655,000 after buying an additional 1,248,388 shares during the last quarter. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 42.67% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending.

Extra Space Storage Inc. (EXR) Analysts See $1.09 EPS
In other news, VP P Scott Stubbs sold 9,250 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. It improved, as 26 investors sold EXR shares while 125 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes.

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc. The stock has a market cap of $59,290.27, a P/E ratio of 17.25, a P/E/G ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 1.63. Therefore 91% are positive. 24 are the (NASDAQ:AMAT)'s analyst reports since October 19, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, November 11 report. On Friday, November 17 the rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Applied Materials, Inc. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $35.17 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.53. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, May 27. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $64.0 target. CLSA upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Tuesday, January 19 report. Nomura upgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Monday, October 26 to "Buy" rating. In Thursday, February 15 report Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, February 15.

Since December 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $10.41 million activity.

In other Applied Materials news, Director Thomas J. Iannotti sold 15,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. Applied Materials had a return on equity of 45.17% and a net margin of 18.53%. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Cahill Fincl reported 6,330 shares. Forrest Stephen R also sold $214,680 worth of Applied Materials, Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q4. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.43%. It dropped, as 52 investors sold Applied Materials, Inc. shares while 367 reduced holdings. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in Applied Materials by 9.2% during the fourth quarter. Funds hold 797.20 million shares thus 1.72% less from 2017Q3's 811.15 million shares. Elite Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Applied Materials in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $635,000. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 23,767 shares. Pant Muktesh had bought 20,000 shares worth $1.14 million on Wednesday, March 7. Aviva Public Ltd holds 0.17% or 597,763 shares. 2,405 are owned by Whittier Of Nevada. Tanaka Capital Mngmt has 2,469 shares for 0.29% of their portfolio. Systematic Financial Mgmt Limited Partnership stated it has 1.01 million shares. 6,670 were reported by Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt Incorporated. Moreover, State Street Corporation has 0.22% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) latest ratings and price target changes. (NASDAQ:FB). Allen Ops Ltd Liability stated it has 0.22% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc.

Cardinal Capital Management Llc decreased Silgan Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SLGN) stake by 12,505 shares to 2.49M valued at $73.27 million in 2017Q4. It also increased its holding in Monster Beverage Corp New by 189,563 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.26 million shares, and has risen its stake in Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU). Its up 0.26, from 0.82 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 10 investors sold TILE shares while 65 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 903 were accumulated by Bartlett And Limited. The institutional investor held 33,212 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.47 million, up from 31,463 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Manufacturers Life Insur Communications The holds 0.01% in Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 3.83 million shares. Secor Capital Advsr Ltd Partnership reported 0.32% stake. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Id holds 0.02% or 4,010 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Interface, Inc. Putnam Investments Limited Liability Company has invested 0.05% in Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 311 shares. (NASDAQ:FB). Hound Ptnrs Ltd Llc has 5.92% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE) for 28,880 shares. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab invested in 1.54 million shares or 0.77% of the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Applied Materials from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $60.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 19th. Therefore 96% are positive. StemCells had 5 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Friday, August 18 with "Buy" rating. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 25 by Credit Agricole. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Craig Hallum. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 28 by Citigroup. Wedbush maintained Facebook, Inc.


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