Analysts See $0.97 EPS for Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

Jeannie Matthews
February 5, 2018

Umb Retail Bank N A Mo invested in 10,000 shares or 0% of the stock. The Weybosset Research & Management Llc holds 84,244 shares with $6.98 million value, down from 95,402 last quarter. Btc Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $53.31B market cap company. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 17,724,836 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $732,213,000 after acquiring an additional 2,284,836 shares in the last quarter. About 16.81 million shares traded or 39.51% up from the average.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) traded down $2.60 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $50.68. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Univest Corp Of Pennsylvania decreased its stake in Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) by 6.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baker Avenue Asset Management Lp sold 36,087 shares as Applied Matls Inc Com (AMAT)'s stock rose 23.58%.

Zacks Investment Management increased Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) stake by 13,323 shares to 86,809 valued at $16.20M in 2017Q3. Price T Rowe Associates Inc who had been investing in Compania De Minas Buenaventu for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.86 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.78% or $1.09 during the last trading session, reaching $38.07. About 219,156 shares traded. CompañÃa de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (NYSE:BVN) has risen 23.87% since February 4, 2017 and is uptrending. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Monday, February 13 report. Nalamasu Omkaram had sold 53,466 shares worth $2.83M.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $12.03 million activity.

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In related news, Director Stephen R. Forrest sold 5,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, November 24th. (NASDAQ:AMAT) to report earnings on February, 21.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Overweight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, August 18. Therefore 41% are positive. Citigroup raised their target price on shares of Applied Materials from $60.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Applied Materials has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $62.56. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, June 28 by Susquehanna. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $62.56. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $71.00 price target on shares of Applied Materials in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Summit Research. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, December 14 by SunTrust. The company was maintained on Friday, May 20 by UBS. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of DG in report on Monday, March 28 with "Buy" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Thursday, December 7 with "Buy" rating. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 16,830 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold AMAT shares while 325 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 696 raised stakes. 811.15 million shares or 1.86% less from 826.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oakbrook Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.26% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Murphy Pohlad Asset Mngmt Lc accumulated 15,550 shares. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.66 EPS. equities analysts expect that Applied Materials will post 4.04 EPS for the current year. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 27,315 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Banking reported 0.22% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Shine Investment Advisory Inc has 439 shares. CLSA upgraded Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Winslow Evans & Crocker holds 0.61% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX) for 773 shares. Welch Grp Limited Liability Corp owns 1,970 shares. Gotham Asset Limited Com invested in 1.25M shares. New York State Teachers Retirement Systems invested in 1.86M shares. It also reduced Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX) stake by 3,124 shares and now owns 124,534 shares. 881,684 are owned by Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Ltd. Partner Investment Mgmt Lp holds 1.55% or 47,545 shares in its portfolio. $1.00 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. MYL's profit would be $751.01M giving it 7.52 P/E if the $1.40 EPS is correct. After having $0.93 EPS previously, Applied Materials, Inc.'s analysts see 4.30 % EPS growth. Sit Invest Assoc Inc stated it has 810,515 shares or 1.05% of all its holdings. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 10,945,191 shares, a drop of 24.0% from the December 15th total of 14,392,492 shares. Its down 1.00, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 39 investors sold ZAYO shares while 77 reduced holdings. 132.48 million shares or 2.20% less from 135.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Agf Invests Incorporated holds 0.22% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 250,623 shares. Amp Invsts holds 0.32% or 1.10M shares in its portfolio. 1 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 305,152 shares. Sphera Funds Mngmt Limited has 0% invested in Athersys, Inc. Gideon Advsr Inc invested in 7,323 shares. Moreover, Highbridge Cap Management Limited has 0% invested in Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CAE) for 197,550 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 90,298 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio. Eagle Asset Mgmt Inc owns 2.70M shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE:ZAYO), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 111 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CAE Inc. The firm has "Overweight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 8. (NYSE:CAE) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, June 1 by TD Securities. (NYSE:CAE) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, May 27 by Macquarie Research. Zacks downgraded CAE Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating by Scotia Capital given on Tuesday, January 30. The rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas on Thursday, March 31 to "Outperform". The stock has "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, May 20.

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