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The Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Earns "Neutral" Rating from the Susquehanna

The Kempner Capital Management Inc holds 160,674 shares with $6.64 million value, down from 197,645 last quarter.

08/29/2017 - Applied Materials, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse. (AMAT) traded up 0.07% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $56.13. About 10.58M shares traded.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 17th. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. For shareholders, given the total diluted outstanding shares of 1.08 billion, this means overall earnings per share of 0.85.

The share price of the company (NASDAQ:AMAT) was up +1.37%, with a high of 56.24 during the day and the volume of Applied Materials, Inc. shares traded was 10575253. 105 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.84 by $0.02. Lakeview Ptnrs Limited Liability Com has 0.23% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. United Fincl Advisers Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.02% or 59,768 shares in its portfolio. Us Natl Bank De accumulated 0.05% or 375,890 shares. TREE's SI was 1.20 million shares in October as released by FINRA. Alpha Windward Ltd holds 0.17% or 6,433 shares.

Hartwell J M Limited Partnership decreased Applied Materials (AMAT) stake by 31.51% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Affinity Inv Advsrs Lc holds 0.73% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 488,156 shares. Prudential Financial has invested 0.37% in Applied Materials, Inc. Trillium Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co accumulated 7,968 shares. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $2.81 and is estimated to be $3.21 for the current year with 1,066,487,000 shares now outstanding. Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt, Japan-based fund reported 12,220 shares. Bailard Incorporated invested in 79,248 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Albion Gru Ut holds 0.11% or 16,534 shares in its portfolio. Bank of Nova Scotia's holdings in Applied Materials were worth $10,022,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Illinois-based State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins has invested 0% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 1.79 million shares.

Among 37 analysts covering Visa Inc. Therefore 96% are positive.

Among 24 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Friday, August 18 with "Buy" rating. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Buy" rating by B. Riley & Co on Friday, May 20. CLSA downgraded Applied Materials, Inc. On September 13 the company was upgraded from "Buy" to "Buy" in a report issued by Goldman Sachs. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Thursday, April 14. Applied Materials had a return on equity of 40.74% and a net margin of 22.08%. Morgan Stanley initiated the stock with "Overweight" rating in Tuesday, February 23 report. As per Tuesday, January 19, the company rating was upgraded by CLSA. As per Friday, August 18, the company rating was maintained by Craig Hallum.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $230,750 activity. 5,000 shares were sold by Forrest Stephen R, worth $230,750.

Analysts expect Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW) to report $0.45 EPS on October, 30.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 8.16% from last quarter's $0.49 EPS. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.50 EPS. PLOW's profit would be $10.17 million giving it 23.25 P/E if the $0.45 EPS is correct. After $0.86 actual EPS reported by Applied Materials, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.65% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.33, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 28 investors sold EFX shares while 181 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 564 raised stakes. Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management Lc reported 4,500 shares. Vanguard Grp Inc holds 536,197 shares. (NYSE:EFX). Bridgewater Associate LP has 0% invested in Equifax Inc. Carderock Cap Management holds 32,627 shares or 2.02% of its portfolio. Fjarde Ap holds 0.08% in Equifax Inc. 1,670 are owned by Qs Invsts Limited Liability Company. Guinness Asset Mngmt Limited holds 0.64% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc.

Wesbanco Bank Inc increased Parexel International Corp. California Employees Retirement holds 237,363 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. The firm recorded a rise in short interest of 1.63% as of the latest report on September 29, 2017. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Tru reported 0.98% of its portfolio in Visa Inc (NYSE:V).

Since May 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $19.91 million activity. Smith Lucinda B had sold 5,000 shares worth $320,000.

In related news, Director Alexander Karsner sold 22,762 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 23rd. Ardevora Asset Management Llp who had been investing in Navistar Intl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.27 billion market cap company. The Firm sells a range of agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, self-propelled sprayers, hay tools, forage equipment, seeding and tillage equipment, implements, and grain storage and protein production systems. It has a 33.14 P/E ratio. The Company's divisions are North America, South America, Europe/Middle East, and Asia/Pacific/Africa. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.51 on October 20, reaching $107.55. Lendingtree Inc (NASDAQ:TREE) has risen 126.83% since October 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.14% the S&P500.

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