What Recent Ownership Trends Suggest About Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)'s Future Performance

The stock exchanged hands with 11,001,992 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 10.32M shares. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.94 and lower end at 0.89 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.57. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.51 on October 20, reaching $107.55. About shares traded. Cae Inc (USA) (NYSE:CAE) has risen 26.75% since October 24, 2016 and is uptrending.

American Trust Investment Advisors Llc decreased Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) stake by 49.34% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc sold 34,700 shares as Applied Matls Inc (AMAT)'s stock rose 23.58%. The Kempner Capital Management Inc holds 160,674 shares with $6.64 million value, down from 197,645 last quarter.

Valuation Ratios of Applied Materials, Inc. The stock increased 1.37% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $56.09. (NASDAQ:AMAT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Selz Capital LLC Buys SPX Corp, Liberty Ventures Group, Applied Materials Inc ..." published on October 12, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Applied Materials: Quality, Momentum, And Value" with publication date: September 22, 2017. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. The total value of its holdings decreased 0.8%. Its down 0.06, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. Qs Investors Ltd reported 29,557 shares. 110 funds opened positions while 410 raised stakes. Torray Ltd Llc reported 242,373 shares. Monroe Natl Bank Tru Mi holds 281 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bancorporation Of Montreal Can has 692 shares for 0% of their portfolio. As higher figure of institutional mostly indicates intentions of capital gain, which is suitable for passive investors as well stocks with a large amount of institutional ownership are often looked upon favorably.

Ahl Partners Llp increased Nike Inc (NKE) stake by 322.45% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Teton holds 0.03% or 10,700 shares. Applied Materials had a net margin of 22.08% and a return on equity of 40.74%. Company insiders own 0.31% of the company's stock. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc holds 915,087 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Navellier And Inc owns 119,929 shares or 0.59% of their United States portfolio. Sei has invested 0% in Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV). Sol Mngmt, a Maryland-based fund reported 9,100 shares. Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis holds 90,000 shares.

Douglas Dynamics, Inc.is a manufacturer and up-fitter of commercial vehicle attachments and equipment. The firm has a market capitalization of $60.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.1315 and a beta of 1.86. The Firm operates through two divisions: Work Truck Attachments and Work Truck Solutions.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $230,750 activity. Therefore 67% are positive. Agco Corporation had 58 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Underweight" rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, October 10. Oppenheimer maintained Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW) on Tuesday, August 4 with "Market Perform" rating. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, May 25 by Citigroup. Seaport Global initiated Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW) on Wednesday, April 20 with "Neutral" rating.

WBI Investments Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Applied Materials by 3.0% in the first quarter.

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August 18 investment analysts at Stifel Nicolaus left the company rating at "Buy" but raised the price target to $50.00 from $35.00. Therefore 96% are positive. On average, analysts predict that Applied Materials, Inc. will post $3.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Alkeon Management Ltd owns 0.59% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) recently. Thomas F. Larkins, Sr. DA Davidson has "Buy" rating and $28 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Applied Materials, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Desjardins Securities on Thursday, August 13. Needham upgraded Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 7.59M shares.

On September 18 the stock rating was upgraded from "Sector Perform" to "Outperform" in a report issued by RBC Capital.

Applied Materials, Inc. has a 52 week low of $28.02 and a 52 week high of $56.73.

09/28/2017 - Applied Materials, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Craig-Hallum. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $56.64. On Monday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with "Neutral". (NASDAQ:AMAT). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi accumulated 265,499 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.33, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 48 investors sold AMAT shares while 346 reduced holdings.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Secretary reported the sale of 30,000 shares. Clarivest Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 1.35% or 1.39M shares in its portfolio. As of quarter end Alpha Windward LLC had disposed of 497 shares trimming its stake by 7.7%. Moreover, Lakeview Cap Prtnrs Ltd Liability Com has 0.23% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Martingale Asset Limited Partnership holds 0.35% or 595,312 shares in its portfolio. Highland Management Limited Liability Company reported 0.08% in Applied Materials, Inc. Thompson Davis And reported 0.44% stake. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 103,721 shares. WBI Investments Inc. now owns 129,962 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock valued at $5,056,000 after purchasing an additional 3,784 shares in the last quarter. Barclays Plc accumulated 1.10M shares. Navellier And Associates reported 0.67% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 198,767 shares.

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