Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Upgraded at Susquehanna Bancshares

Jeannie Matthews
January 28, 2018

Criterion Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 612,300 shares or 1.35% of all its holdings.

Sit Investment Associates Inc, which manages about $6.54B and $4.02B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lincoln National Corp (NYSE:LNC) by 269,800 shares to 269,857 shares, valued at $19.83 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. The Company's segments are Semiconductor Systems, which includes semiconductor capital equipment for etch, rapid thermal processing, deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, metrology and inspection, wafer packaging, and ion implantation; Applied Global Services, which provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity; Display and Adjacent Markets, which includes products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, upgrades and roll-to-roll Web coating systems and other display technologies for televisions, personal computers, smart phones and other consumer-oriented devices, and Corporate and Other segment, which includes revenues from products, as well as costs of products sold for fabricating solar photovoltaic cells and modules, and certain operating expenses. The stock increased 2.44% or $1.36 during the last trading session, reaching $57.12. 9,038,862 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 12,151,689. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Court Place Lc reported 0.31% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. The Crestwood Advisors Llc holds 251,995 shares with $19.60 million value, up from 247,720 last quarter. The institutional investor held 1.67M shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $166.49M, up from 1.65M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Farallon Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Astrazeneca Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $88.45B market cap company. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 75,084,373 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock valued at $3,101,736,000 after buying an additional 1,721,964 shares in the last quarter. About 386,769 shares traded. It is down 0.00% since January 26, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 25.91% the S&P500.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $12.03 million activity. Forrest Stephen R sold $214,680 worth of stock or 4,000 shares. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. Nalamasu Omkaram had sold 53,466 shares worth $2.83 million on Tuesday, January 2. Salehpour Ali had sold 125,125 shares worth $6.44M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.25, from 1.1 in 2017Q2.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of AMAT. Capital Management Corp VA raised its stake in Applied Materials by 1.8% in the first quarter. About 16.18 million shares traded or 6.29% up from the average. 7,731 were accumulated by Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Ltd Com. Interest Inc reported 488,634 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings.

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ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Westwood Management Corp IL Has $21.92 Million Holdings in Applied Materials, Inc". Professionals holds 262 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 5,206 were reported by Kingfisher Capital Limited. Regentatlantic Ltd Liability Co holds 0.09% or 20,064 shares. (NASDAQ:AMAT) to report $0.97 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.30 EPS change or 44.78% from last quarter's $0.67 EPS. Td Asset Management holds 0.39% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 73,555 shares. Ipswich Invest accumulated 14,505 shares. Egerton Capital UK LLP now owns 16,919,928 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock valued at $881,359,000 after buying an additional 3,184,994 shares in the last quarter.

Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ: AMAT) has grabbed attention from the analysts when it experienced a change of 1.00% in the current trading session to trade at $56.32. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Lsv Asset Mgmt holds 0.61% or 7.07 million shares in its portfolio.

Analysts expect Applied Materials, Inc. Therefore 100% are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 114 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Applied Materials, Inc provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the global semiconductor, display and related industries. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Summit Research. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by DA Davidson. As per Friday, September 25, the company rating was upgraded by CLSA. Strs Ohio acquired a new stake in shares of Foundation Building Materials in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $165,000. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Neutral" on Wednesday, October 11. (NYSE:C) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, October 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, November 14 by RBC Capital Markets.

Among 39 analysts covering Citigroup Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, February 13. The market capitalization of the company is $58.86 Billion. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 12,819 shares.

Traders have different rules for what constitutes liquidity and a good guide is the volume of trades and volume of shares that are traded each day. Therefore 17% are positive. AstraZeneca plc (ADR) had 42 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained it with "Buy" rating and $54.0 target in Monday, September 18 report. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Applied Materials from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $59.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, December 15th. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with "Market Perform" rating in Monday, May 2 report.

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