Active Volume Stock: Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)

Applied Materials, Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMAT) has a Price to Book ratio of 5.843827. The insider Forrest Stephen R sold 4,000 shares worth $214,680. $214,680 worth of Applied Materials, Inc. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $55.85. About 12.66 million shares traded or 16.38% up from the average. Fiduciary Trust Co. purchased a new stake in Applied Materials in the second quarter worth about $196,000. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. Shares for $1.54 million were sold by Larkins Thomas F on Thursday, October 5. Therefore 36% are positive. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc.

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $5900 target. Smead Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Target Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $37.90 billion market cap company. Finally, Bank of America upped their price objective on Applied Materials from $65.00 to $76.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, June 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has a market capitalization of $59,070.00, a PE ratio of 17.64, a P/E/G ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 1.81. Argus Research maintained the shares of PPL in report on Thursday, December 31 with "Buy" rating.

The stock increased 0.14% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $55.4. About 43,314 shares traded. Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) has risen 10.52% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 33.21% the S&P500.

Applied Materials is one of the world's largest suppliers of fabrication equipment to semiconductor, LCD and solar PV cell manufacturers. They expect $0.38 EPS, up 26.67% or $0.08 from last year's $0.3 per share. PPL's profit will be $337.35M for 16.01 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Wednesday, August 23. Mawer Investment Management Ltd sold 124,155 shares as the company's stock rose 0.66% with the market. It operates through two divisions, Truckload Transportation Services and Werner Logistics. Regulated, Kentucky Regulated, and Pennsylvania Regulated.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $472,820 activity. Its down 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It also reduced its holding in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) by 25,908 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.91 million shares, and cut its stake in Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN). 40 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 67.64 million were reported by Blackrock. Schroder Invest Mgmt Group accumulated 0.02% or 245,251 shares. Hence the difference between Predicted EPS and Actual EPS reported is $0.02/share which shows an Earnings Surprise of 2.2 Percent. Outfitter Limited holds 38,050 shares or 0.7% of its portfolio. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 103,721 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $4,285,000 after buying an additional 58,370 shares in the last quarter. Thomas J Herzfeld has invested 0.12% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Parnassus Invs Ca holds 0.02% or 100,000 shares in its portfolio. 21,191 are owned by First Bancshares & Of Newtown. Salzhauer Michael has invested 0.56% in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). Bryn Mawr Tru reported 84,583 shares. Balyasny Asset Lc has invested 0.02% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Tiedemann Wealth Ltd stated it has 12,282 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings.

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The company has an impressive record of returning cash to shareholders through share buybacks and regular dividend payouts. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2.

In October 2017, Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) released its most recent earnings update. 123 funds opened positions while 263 raised stakes. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will report sales of $17.96 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $15.98 billion to $19.17 billion. Moreover, Catalyst Capital Limited Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. Clearbridge Invs Limited Liability Corp invested 0.04% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 23,673 shares. State Bank Hapoalim Bm stated it has 4,158 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Canada Pension Plan Board invested in 2.23M shares or 0.24% of the stock. Rothschild Inv Corp Il reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. Freestone Hldgs Ltd Liability Company reported 1.51% stake. 61,780 are held by Paradigm Asset Mgmt Llc. (NasdaqGS:AMAT) is 15.909709. This ratio is found by taking the current share price and dividing by earnings per share. Appleton Ma invested in 44,000 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta Alberta Investment Management Corp acquired 149,000 shares as Western Un Co (WU)'s stock declined 4.09%. Nalamasu Omkaram also sold $2.83 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust stated it has 0.27% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd now owns 173,467 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $7,166,000 after buying an additional 86,361 shares in the last quarter. Clarivest Asset Limited Liability Corporation holds 1.55% or 1.33 million shares in its portfolio.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.23 million activity. Therefore 96% are positive. The price to earnings ratio for Applied Materials, Inc. The stock has "Conviction Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, February 3. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 16. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, February 19 by Needham. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was downgraded by Susquehanna.

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