The stock increased 2.42% or $1.32 during the last trading session, reaching $55.92. 8,743,097 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 12,130,000.
Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. It has underperformed by 1.01% the S&P500. Therefore 96% are positive. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.47, for a total value of $6,440,183.75.
Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, February 13. The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Friday, June 10 by RBC Capital Markets.
Braun Stacey Incorporated reported 1.4% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Credit Agricole upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Tuesday, January 19 report. $1.54 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) latest ratings and price target changes. The company was maintained on Friday, February 19 by Deutsche Bank.More news: Target (TGT) Upgraded to Positive by UBS Group
Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $12.03 million activity. Therefore 75% are positive. Pacific Crest maintained Applied Materials, Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, April 11. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 19 by Oppenheimer.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 14th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, September 13 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, October 6 with "Buy". On Friday, July 7 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Buy". That puts the market capitalization at $59.5 bln.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 112 investors sold GE shares while 818 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. The Univest Corp Of Pennsylvania holds 93,022 shares with $4.85 million value, down from 99,036 last quarter. Whittier Com stated it has 0.01% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) for 1,481 shares. Bancshares Of The Ozarks reported 46,742 shares or 1% of all its holdings. Parnassus Invs Ca holds 0.02% or 100,000 shares in its portfolio. The institutional investor held 65,026 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.39 million, up from 49,185 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Proffitt & Goodson has invested 0.51% of its portfolio in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Srb Corporation invested in 4,065 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Bainco International Investors sold 83,986 shares as the company's stock declined 7.64% while stock markets rallied. Thornburg Investment Mngmt holds 207,674 shares. Hsbc Public Limited Com holds 0.09% or 1.06 million shares. Massachusetts Fincl Services Ma has invested 0% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Us Bancorporation De invested 0% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). (NYSE:ICE) for 154,743 shares. Glaxis Capital Mgmt stated it has 54,160 shares or 4.3% of all its holdings. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 12,097,037 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock valued at $630,146,000 after purchasing an additional 650,755 shares during the last quarter. Coca Cola Bottling Co Cons (NASDAQ:COKE) was raised too. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 339,723 shares. They expect $0.73 EPS, up 2.82% or $0.02 from last year's $0.71 per share.
The number of shares now owned by investors are 1.06 bln. Its down 0.29, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Applied Materials, Inc. 81 funds opened positions while 368 raised stakes. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Applied Materials during the 2nd quarter worth $134,000. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 12.9% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Glg Ltd Llc reported 104,564 shares. Moreover, Perkins Coie has 0% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. Fiduciary Trust Co holds 0.71% or 431,202 shares.More news: Divided US Supreme Court may allow OH voter purge policy
Bainco International Investors, which manages about $604.40M and $835.27 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Edge Msci Min Vol Usa Etf (USMV) by 9,616 shares to 129,532 shares, valued at $6.52 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Waddell Reed holds 0.69% or 5.95M shares. 16,470 are owned by C M Bidwell And Associate Ltd. Eaton Vance Mngmt has 158,942 shares. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc.
Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) touched its 1-Year High price of $60.89 on 11/17/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $32.21 on 01/12/17. Checchi Capital Advisers Limited Company holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) traded down $1.73 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $53.13. Old Mutual Glob Invsts (Uk) Ltd holds 4.39 million shares. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 21,645 shares. AMAT's profit will be $1.02 billion for 14.41 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality.
Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide.
Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $4.12 Billion for the current quarter. It operates through three divisions: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. It has a 13.64 P/E ratio. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, makes, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits.More news: How Many Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR)'s Analysts Are Bearish?
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