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The Value of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) Underpriced by 5.7%?

This stock (AMAT) is ahead of its 52-week low with 100.96%. The Nicholas Investment Partners Lp holds 247,212 shares with $10.21M value, down from 260,857 last quarter. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Moreover, Dana Invest Advsrs has 0.31% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. The stock rose 0.01% or $0.01 reaching $56.93. Inc. now owns 4,232 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 2,418 shares during the last quarter. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since November 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

A trend analysis is a method of analysis that allows traders to foresee what will come about with a stock in upcoming days. It is down 20.82% since November 8, 2016 and is uptrending. The company operates in the Technology sector with a market capitalization of 60.48 Million. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.5.

DE Burlo Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. Cdw Corp (NASDAQ:CDW) was raised too.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $230,750 activity. On Thursday, June 1 the insider Forrest Stephen R sold $230,750. Currently Applied Materials, Inc. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 42% are positive. A month ago, analyst EPS consensus estimated earnings of US$0.91 per share. Nomura has "Buy" rating and $55 target. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a "buy" rating on shares of Applied Materials in a research note on Friday, October 27th. As per Monday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Finally, DA Davidson reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $32.00 target price (up previously from $28.00) on shares of Applied Materials in a research note on Tuesday, August 16th. The rating was upgraded by Susquehanna to "Neutral" on Tuesday, June 28. On Thursday, March 10 the stock rating was maintained by Pacific Crest with "Overweight". The Piotroski F-Score of Applied Materials, Inc. From the start of year 2017 to present date AMAT reported surged performance of 74.99%.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. It is negative, as 48 investors sold AMAT shares while 346 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. 266.58 million shares or 1.32% less from 270.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The United Kingdom-based Kames Cap Public Ltd has invested 0% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Polaris Greystone Financial Grp Ltd reported 488,156 shares. The Price Index 12m for Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ AMAT) traded up $0.45 on Wednesday, hitting $56.92. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Europe) Ltd invested in 0.03% or 13,008 shares. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Applied Materials in a research report on Sunday, October 1st. Hsbc Public holds 0% of its portfolio in Brady Corp (NYSE:BRC) for 6,446 shares. Applied Materials offers a diverse array of flexible service solutions to increase equipment uptime and factory efficiency, enabling fabs to focus on chip production, while lowering cost per wafer. (NasdaqGS:AMAT) is 19.403657. This ratio is found by taking the current share price and dividing by earnings per share. Paloma Partners invested in 51,933 shares. Atria Ltd Liability Company accumulated 14,905 shares. Capital Fund Mngmt holds 0% or 8,800 shares in its portfolio. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Applied Materials during the 2nd quarter worth $109,000. Becker Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Applied Materials in the first quarter valued at about $206,000. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.50 EPS. The institutional investor held 3,446 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $304.77 million, down from 3,529 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

The company reported its EPS on 7/30/2017. AMAT stock price revealed optimistic move of 30.37% comparing average price of last 200 days. Therefore 0 are positive.

The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 4.06 Million, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 3.92 Million. Citigroup Inc. upped their target price on shares of Applied Materials from $26.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. Brady Corporation had 14 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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.

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