Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) VP Sells 125125 Shares of Stock

The stock increased 0.37% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $73.12. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.37% with $1.05 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. For the next 5 years, Applied Materials, expecting Growth of 17.69% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 56% per annum. It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. Therefore 96% are positive.

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)'s distance from 200 day simple moving average is 18.63 percent, its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 3.02 percent, while its distance from 20 day simple moving average is 6.97 percent. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $61.22. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, August 12 by Citigroup. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 11 by Summit Research. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, September 2 by S&P Research. See our latest analysis for Applied MaterialsExciting times ahead? (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, August 14. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 19. The rating was maintained by DA Davidson with "Buy" on Monday, July 10. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Hold". (NASDAQ:AMAT). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.4% in Applied Materials, Inc. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Underweight" rating and $21 target in Thursday, August 4 report. Therefore 36% are positive. Pitney Bowes had 7 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Buckingham Research initiated Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. The firm has "Negative" rating by Susquehanna given on Tuesday, April 19. As per Wednesday, April 5, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has "Buy" rating by Sidoti given on Wednesday, August 2. The current price change puts the market capitalization at $9.12 bln. Deutsche Bank maintained Applied Materials, Inc.

We've taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. (NYSE:DNOW) earned "Overweight" rating by KeyCorp on Monday, May 29.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. Peapack Gladstone stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. State Street Corp now owns 48,897,158 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $2,019,939,000 after purchasing an additional 985,296 shares in the last quarter. Shares of Luxoft Holding, Inc. Driehaus Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 509,767 shares. Armstrong Shaw Assoc Incorporated Ct holds 55,147 shares or 3.42% of its portfolio. Hancock Holdg Com has 7,956 shares. 479.53 million shares or 0.81% more from 475.65 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 348,477 are held by Cap Intll Ltd Ca. Zeke Capital Lc invested 0.07% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). (NYSE:ICE). Greystone Managed Investments has 0.47% invested in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:PBI) for 21,921 shares. Cibc Bancorporation Usa stated it has 3,560 shares. Rbf Capital Llc, a California-based fund reported 60,000 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Commerce has 0.02% invested in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) for 1.90M shares. Coca Cola Bottling Co Cons (NASDAQ:COKE) was raised too. 4,000 Applied Materials, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) to report earnings on February, 6. During the same quarter past year, the firm posted $0.66 earnings per share.

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These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for AMAT to be 46.3%.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. General American Investors Company invested 1.29% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. 123 funds opened positions while 263 raised stakes.

Analyst recommendations as reported on FINVIZ are rated on a 1 to 5 scale.

Both investors and stock traders are looking at technical indicators for the stocks of Applied Materials, Inc. While talking about Performance of the Stock, Applied Materials, Inc. now has a Weekly performance of 9.39%, monthly performance percentage is 9.63 percent, Quarterly performance is 6.72 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of 26.49% and Yearly Performance is 74.53 percent. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Sa holds 233,647 shares. (NASDAQ:AMAT). J Goldman And Ltd Partnership has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. It increased, as 40 investors sold AMAT shares while 325 reduced holdings. Brown Brothers Harriman And, a New York-based fund reported 82,746 shares. Appleton Ma invested in 44,000 shares. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.57 while Long term debt to equity ratio for same time period is 0.57. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 5,000 shares. Augustine Asset Management has 4,650 shares. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Jacobson And Schmitt Ltd Llc accumulated 0.15% or 4,265 shares. Old Mutual Glob Invsts (Uk) Ltd holds 4.39 million shares. Scge LP has invested 3.41% in Applied Materials, Inc. AMAT's profit will be $1.02 billion for 14.14 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality.

Now focusing our attention on earnings data, we were able to identify that EPS consensus estimate for Applied Materials, Inc. The company has market cap of $559.15 million. It has a 5.25 P/E ratio. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, makes, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits.

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