Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Bank of America

The institutional investor held 119,931 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.02 million, down from 297,047 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guggenheim Capital Llc who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $58.91B market cap company. Its shares touched $56.07 on during the last trading session after 0.64% change.Currently Applied Materials, uptrending after 42.67% change in last April 15, 2017. About 86,314 shares traded. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new position in shares of Applied Materials during the third quarter worth about $103,000. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 31.12%.

Trillium Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Interface Inc (TILE) by 59.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. BidaskClub raised shares of Applied Materials from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $164.52. About 4.51M shares traded. Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE) has risen 33.07% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.07% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q4. The stock has a market cap of $39.61 billion, a PE ratio of 18.87 and a beta of 1.81. It increased, as 10 investors sold TILE shares while 65 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 670 raised stakes. Suntrust Banks stated it has 315,433 shares. Aviva Public Ltd holds 0.17% or 597,763 shares. (NASDAQ:TILE) or 235,210 shares. Shamrock Asset Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Applied Materials, Inc. Preferred Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.09% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Friday, November 17. Pitcairn reported 25,702 shares. Peddock Cap Advsr Lc, Massachusetts-based fund reported 56 shs. Sg Americas Secs Lc accumulated 144,582 shares. Exchange Capital Mgmt Incorporated owns 0.02% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE) for 77,180 shares. 4,670 are held by Texas Yale Cap.

Among 15 analysts covering Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE:PF), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. The stock of Facebook, Inc. On Wednesday, November 15 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Buy". Wedbush maintained Facebook, Inc. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was upgraded by Needham. (NASDAQ:FB) earned "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 11. (NYSE:PF) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, October 23. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, November 3 with "Outperform" rating. (NASDAQ:STEM) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, April 20 by Rodman & Renshaw. They expect $0.24 EPS, up 14.29% or $0.03 from last year's $0.21 per share. Shares for $131,470 were sold by Stretch Colin. (NASDAQ:FB) on Monday, April 2. Schroepfer Michael Todd also sold $7.14M worth of Facebook, Inc. Forrest Stephen R also sold $214,680 worth of Applied Materials, Inc. $2.83 million worth of stock was sold by Cox Christopher K on Thursday, December 7. (NYSE:PF). 185,401 were reported by Channing Mngmt Ltd Co.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q4.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $1.14 million activity. It fall, as 52 investors sold AMAT shares while 367 reduced holdings. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.08. Parsec Finance Mgmt has invested 0.02% in Applied Materials, Inc. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 626,680 were accumulated by Jane Street Limited Com.

Applied Materials, Inc provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. (NASDAQ:AMAT) latest ratings and price target changes. Applied Materials, Inc. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $35.17 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.53. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab invested in 1.54 million shares or 0.77% of the stock. Applied Materials has a fifty-two week low of $37.57 and a fifty-two week high of $62.40.

Eagle Asset Mngmt owns 174,744 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. The Cardinal Capital Management Llc holds 456,968 shares with $27.18 million value, up from 336,105 last quarter. Parkside Bancorporation has 1,429 shares. Systematic Financial Mgmt Limited Partnership stated it has 1.01 million shares. Menta Capital Ltd Co holds 8,060 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Ltd owns 13.02M shares or 0.44% of their U.S. portfolio.

Applied Materials, Inc provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide.

In other Applied Materials news, Director Thomas J. Iannotti sold 15,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The insider Nalamasu Omkaram sold $2.83 million. ValuEngine upgraded Applied Materials from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, September 13. Therefore 96% are positive. Applied Materials had 24 analyst reports since October 19, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Applied Materials had a return on equity of 45.17% and a net margin of 18.53%. (NASDAQ:TILE) earned "Neutral" rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, December 16. Nomura has "Buy" rating and $7000 target. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating given on Thursday, February 16 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, November 17 the company was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, February 15 report. Applied Materials now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $64.66. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $64.0 target. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 25 by Credit Agricole.

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