Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for Applied Materials, Inc. Increased by Analyst (AMAT)

Northcoast Asset Management Ltd Company stated it has 331,913 shares or 1.58% of all its holdings.

Recent insider trends for Applied Materials, Inc. The stock increased 2.53% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $52.3. About 19.30 million shares traded or 71.84% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)'s short interest is 10.95 million shares, or % of the float. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. Metropolitan Life Co Ny holds 563,307 shares. United Therapeutics Corp Del now has $5.80 billion valuation.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly -3.59%. About 252,671 shares traded. (NASDAQ:AMAT). The Illinois-based Rmb Management Llc has invested 0.01% in Applied Materials, Inc. It has underperformed by 6.92% the S&P500.

Clark Capital Management Group Inc, which manages about $1.95B and $2.57 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 65,024 shares to 550,565 shares, valued at $17.23M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also upped Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) stake by 108,247 shares and now owns 139,189 shares.

What Historical Figures Say About Applied Materials, Inc. The average investment rating for AMAT on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong sell and 5 being a strong buy) is a 4.60 or a Moderate Buy. Therefore 96% are positive. Applied Materials, Inc. price was kept to a minimum $49.095 in intra-day trade and has returned 58.07% this year alone. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. DA Davidson now has a "Buy" rating and a $55.00 target price on the stock. Deutsche Bank maintained Applied Materials, Inc. Morgan Stanley reissued an overweight rating on shares of Applied Materials in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. The stock has "Buy" rating by Nomura on Friday, September 29. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Friday, August 19 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Friday, August 18. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Buy" rating by B. Riley & Co on Friday, May 20. Summit Research downgraded Applied Materials, Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. Craig Hallum maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, August 18 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. 105 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes.

Among new and sold out positions, 132 holders initiated new positions by a total of 21.67 million shares and 45 holders exited their positions by a total of 2.54 million shares. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Praesidium Investment holds 5.01% or 1.53 million shares in its portfolio. Nordea Investment Management has invested 0.06% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Jnba Fincl Advsrs holds 0.24% or 25,165 shares. Advisory Serv holds 0.27% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 116,568 shares. M&T Bank & Trust holds 371,582 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd's holdings in Applied Materials were worth $995,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Amf Pensionsforsakring stated it has 0.63% in Applied Materials, Inc. Manchester Capital Limited Company invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. As traders, we are more interested to take part in strong moves and don't join moves that show weakness - or we may even watch for an entry in the opposite direction of a weak move. Instead, they should also do their own research-such as reading the prospectus for new companies or for public companies, the quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC-to confirm whether a particular investment is appropriate for them in light of their individual financial circumstances. Secor Capital Advsrs Lp holds 194,789 shares. Los Angeles & Equity Research Incorporated invested in 0.25% or 950,341 shares. Its down 0.22, from 1.25 in 2017Q1.

Analysts often look at short interest, or the number of shares now being shorted by investors, to aid in their outlook for a particular stock. Allstate holds 0.04% or 6,111 shares. Sterling Capital Mgmt Ltd holds 0.08% or 207,013 shares. Qs Ltd Llc holds 4,020 shares. 350,000 are owned by Moore Capital Limited Partnership. Corporate insiders own 0.31% of the company's stock. 5,898 are owned by Sei Invests. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 62,705 shares. It also reduced First Tr Energy Income & Grw (XFENX) stake by 44,849 shares and now owns 52,091 shares. Dicks Sporting Goods Inc Com (NYSE:DKS) was raised too.