Boston Private Wealth LLC Reduces Position in Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

Accern also assigned media stories about the manufacturing equipment provider an impact score of 77 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. In this case, shares are down -5.38%, the 52-week high touched on January 25, 2017, but are collecting gains at -2.38% for the past 12 months. Applied Materials's dividend payout ratio is 12.62%. (AMAT) traded up $1.23 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $52.54. The stock is now moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.43% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.98 percent. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. The return on equity (ROE), also known as return on investment (ROI), is the best measure of the return, since it is the product of the operating performance, asset turnover, and debt-equity management of the firm. D Scott Neal holds 0.1% or 3,541 shares. Riverhead Management Lc holds 1.12% or 171,083 shares. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $85.33. About 1.02 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 19.00% the S&P500.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $58.32 million activity. The company maintains price to book ratio of 5.99 vs.an industry average at 4.63. 237,078 shares were sold by Denton David M, worth $18.88M. 0 analysts say it's a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. CVS's profit will be $1.92 billion for 9.56 P/E if the $1.90 EPS becomes a reality. The 1 year EPS growth rate is -49.00%. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Hold" rating by Nomura on Friday, August 14. Therefore 26% are positive. Eldorado Resorts had 8 analyst reports since March 11, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, August 24. The firm earned "Strong Buy" rating on Monday, November 2 by S&P Research. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of CVS in report on Monday, September 25 with "Hold" rating.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 13 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 5 Hold. Gabelli initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, November 17 report. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, December 10 by CLSA. The firm has "Underweight" rating given on Tuesday, September 12 by JP Morgan. The firm has "Buy" rating by Tigress Financial given on Friday, April 28.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. 42 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. California State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 0.18% stake. Shelton Capital Mgmt accumulated 0.35% or 120,001 shares. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.06% or 2.42 million shares. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands has invested 0.41% in Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR). Boston Ptnrs stated it has 6.46 million shares. Lowe Brockenbrough Commerce accumulated 0.19% or 10,378 shares. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Gp One Trading Lp reported 0.01% stake.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $2.54 million activity. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.24, for a total value of $1,537,200.00.

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The next payable dividend for Applied Materials is scheduled for 3/14/2018. Therefore 96% are positive. Applied Materials has a 12-month low of $31.66 and a 12-month high of $60.89. Applied Materials had a net margin of 23.62% and a return on equity of 41.51%. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, September 18 by Craig Hallum. The rating was upgraded by B. Riley & Co on Friday, May 20 to "Buy". (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 16. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, November 17 with "Overweight". Shares of DF have increased 4.34% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has dropped -1.52% in that time. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 48 investors sold AMAT shares while 346 reduced holdings. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.02. 1,204 are owned by Parkside Comml Bank And Trust. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Gargoyle Investment Advisor Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 45,700 shares. State Street Corporation invested 0.18% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 1.06M shares.

Shares of Applied Materials, Inc.

On 12/15/2017 Applied Materials ( NASDAQ:AMAT ) announced that it will be issuing a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.10 making the yield. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 26,431 shares. Leuthold Gru Limited Liability Co holds 1.44% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 458,406 shares. Finally, Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Applied Materials during the second quarter worth about $134,000. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Dubuque Retail Bank & holds 0.02% or 2,152 shares. Jacobus Wealth Incorporated accumulated 4,250 shares. Montag A Associate invested in 0.02% or 5,282 shares.

Polaris Wealth Advisers Llc increased Ishares Tr (EEM) stake by 13,069 shares to 238,092 valued at $9.86M in 2017Q2. Vetr raised Applied Materials from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $60.07 price target for the company in a report on Monday, November 20th.

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