Published: Sat, October 21, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

What Do Analysts Suggest For Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

What Do Analysts Suggest For Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

The Meeder Asset Management Inc holds 109,648 shares with $4.53M value, up from 93,829 last quarter. Us Bancorp Del now has $89.87 billion valuation. Its down 1.98% from 13.40 million shares previously.

About 28,623 shares traded. It has outperformed by 6.37% the S&P500.

Here are some institutional investors who have increased or decreased their stake in (AMAT). BlueMountain Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Applied Materials by 257.0% in the second quarter.

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Applied Materials, Inc. The stock declined 0.56% or $0.31 reaching $55.03 per share.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) touched its 1-Year High price of $55.28 on 10/17/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $27.95 on 10/19/16. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

In a transaction dated Jun. 01, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $46.15, raking in a sum of $230,750. About 4.64M shares traded.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 17 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Applied Materials, Inc.as 3.94 Billion. A 21 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of AMAT or, if they already own its stock, sell it. Therefore 100% are positive. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Applied Materials, Inc.is 3.92 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 4.06 Billion. As per Monday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co. The balance sheet health of any company plays a key role in its ability to meet its obligations and maintain the faith of its investment base. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, June 28.

09/18/2017 - Applied Materials, Inc. was upgraded to "outperform" by analysts at RBC Capital. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Pacific Crest. Applied Materials's payout ratio is 31.25%. On September 13 the stock rating was upgraded to "Buy" from "Buy" by Goldman Sachs. The stock has a market cap of $33.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.24 and a beta of 1.86. Zacks downgraded Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) on Monday, September 7 to "Hold" rating. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc acquired 10,780 shares as Zoetis Inc (ZTS)'s stock rose 14.85%. (NASDAQ:AMAT) are making a strong comeback as they have jumped 97.96% since bottoming out at $28.02 on November 04, 2016. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.57. AMAT's profit would be $959.79 million giving it 15.26 P/E if the $0.90 EPS is correct.

Recently analysts working for various investment brokerages have changed their ratings and price targets on shares of Applied Materials, Inc.

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.27, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. 69 funds opened positions while 216 raised stakes. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.72%.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has seen its SMA20 which is now -0.37%. Share performance for the month is now at -5.91%. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, August 14 with "Outperform". Glg Ptnrs Lp stated it has 336,498 shares.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the global semiconductor, display and related industries.

09/14/2017 - Applied Materials, Inc. had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Robecosam Ag reported 16,639 shares. Insiders own 0.31% of the company's stock. NASDAQ shows a rate of 2.9 with its quick ratio of 2.3. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 995,491 shares or 0.51% of all its holdings. Jefferies Group Incorporated Lc invested in 508,082 shares.

06/09/2017 - Applied Materials, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 250,113 are owned by Carlson Cap Limited Partnership. Jbf Capital stated it has 0.89% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. Ameritas Invest Partners owns 11,069 shares. It also reduced Hancock Hldg Co (NASDAQ:HBHC) stake by 7,646 shares and now owns 12,550 shares. Autozone Inc (NYSE:AZO) was reduced too. The current consensus recommendation provided by covering analysts is 1.80. Therefore 43% are positive. HT Group PLC had 18 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:RAI) on Monday, July 17 with "Hold" rating. (NYSE:RAI) on Thursday, August 25 with "Neutral" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by FinnCap on Friday, August 19.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q2. Its up 1.08, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. (NYSE:SRT) for 6,304 shares. Andra Ap has 208,600 shares. 5,910 are held by Blb&B Advsrs Limited Com. First Manhattan accumulated 722,423 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker holds 0% or 9,621 shares.

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More notable recent Applied Materials, Inc. The legal version of this news story can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2017/10/19/the-manufacturers-life-insurance-company-has-74-63-million-holdings-in-applied-materials-inc-amat.html. Washington Tru Company reported 105,124 shares.

In other Applied Materials news, VP Thomas F. Larkins sold 30,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 5th. Penobscot Invest Mngmt holds 16,000 shares. Thanks to a rise of nearly 3.79% in the past five days, the stock price is now up 71.46% so far on the year - still in strong territory.

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