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Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment

Among 12 analysts covering Bilfinger (ETR:GBF), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Finally, Hanson McClain Inc. boosted its stake in Applied Materials by 4.3% in the first quarter. As per Friday, August 18, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, March 2. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Friday, October 23 to "Neutral" rating. Credit Suisse maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Buy" rating by Credit Agricole on Tuesday, January 19. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has "Sell" rating given on Thursday, August 13 by Zacks. The firm has "Buy" rating by CLSA given on Friday, September 25. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Applied Materials by 145.4% in the second quarter. (AMZN)'s stock rose 13.58%. The institutional investor held 1.22M shares of the technology company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $39.47 million, down from 1.32M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wpx Energy Inc now has $4.11 billion valuation. Company insiders own 0.31% of the company's stock. About 2.54M shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since September 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.49% the S&P500. The firm now has a "buy" rating on the manufacturing equipment provider's stock. The company has market cap of $48.10 billion. Comparatively, AMAT posted earnings of $0 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. The company's stock had a trading volume of 5,307,511 shares. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $230,750 activity. The insider Forrest Stephen R sold $230,750.

Legal General Gru Plc invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America grew its position in shares of Applied Materials by 0.7% in the 1st quarter. The institutional investors in our partner's database now own: 851.59 million shares, up from 849.71 million shares in 2016Q3.

Consonance Capital Management Lp holds 8.47% of its portfolio in Amarin Corporation plc (ADR) for 25.05 million shares. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 1.69M shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 232,222 shares or 0.36% of all its holdings. Applied Materials had a net margin of 22.08% and a return on equity of 40.74%. Moreover, Windsor Capital Management Llc has 0.12% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 82,308 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Mgmt has 41,137 shares. Clean Yield Group bought a new stake in Applied Materials during the first quarter worth approximately $124,000.

19 analysts on average are expecting Applied Materials, Inc.to report earnings of $0.84 per share for the current quarter. Wunderlich Capital Managemnt boosted its stake in Applied Materials by 2.9% in the second quarter.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on AMAT shares. Adirondack Trust Co. grew its position in shares of Applied Materials by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.33, from 1.15 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 126 investors sold AMZN shares while 478 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. The Factory Mutual Insurance Company holds 994,000 shares with $31.59M value, up from 954,000 last quarter. Qs Investors Lc owns 153,859 shares or 0.04% of their United States portfolio. Charter Communications Inc N was reduced too. The Ohio-based Strs Ohio has invested 0.01% in Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN). (NASDAQ:AMAT). Sound Shore Management Inc Ct owns 4.98 million shares or 2.77% of their USA portfolio. Northern Tru Corporation stated it has 1.42 million shares. Toronto Dominion Bankshares invested 1.35% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc.

Contour Asset Management Llc decreased Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) stake by 29.67% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. 0 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data. 20,333 are held by Trillium Asset Mngmt Limited. LSV Asset Management now owns 7,572,100 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock valued at $294,554,000 after purchasing an additional 4,561,500 shares in the last quarter. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 100,000 shares. Beck Capital Limited Liability Corp holds 2.62% or 144,384 shares in its portfolio. Therefore 84% are positive. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Applied Materials from $42.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, August 14 report. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $51.44. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, July 10 by DA Davidson. Raymond James maintained Amazon.com, Inc. Oppenheimer has "Buy" rating and $17500 target. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, May 20 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Aegis Capital given on Friday, July 28.



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