Baird Financial Group Inc. Acquires 56332 Shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

Jay Anderson
June 20, 2017

The Eagle Ridge Investment Management holds 171,018 shares with $13.50M value, up from 114,028 last quarter.

Turning to FTD Companies, Inc. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. About 134 shares traded. (LVS) has risen 28.09% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.67% the S&P500. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 3,956,864 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock valued at $127,688,000 after buying an additional 109,324 shares in the last quarter. The company has market cap of $61.19 million.

At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $44.11. About 942,410 shares traded. Wealthfront Inc. now owns 29,163 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $941,000 after buying an additional 2,387 shares during the period. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. Jpmorgan Chase & Company owns 24.56M shares or 0.19% of their United States portfolio. It also upped Salesforce.Com (NYSE:CRM) stake by 94,454 shares and now owns 297,514 shares. Citigroup maintained Applied Materials, Inc. Sterling Cap Limited Com invested in 253,568 shares or 0.07% of the stock. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 13,111 shares. Capital Management Corp VA increased its stake in shares of Applied Materials by 1.8% in the first quarter.

Parnassus Investments decreased Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Neutral" rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, June 28. For Applied Materials, Inc.

According to the latest research reports released, 8 analysts have issued a rating of "buy", 12 analysts "outperform", 3 analysts "hold", 0 analysts "underperform" and 0 analysts "sell". Therefore 86% are positive. Fresenius had 101 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Nomura to "Buy" on Monday, October 26. RBC Capital Markets maintained Applied Materials, Inc. The firm has "Sell" rating by Zacks given on Thursday, August 13. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of Applied Materials in a report on Friday, February 24th. As per Friday, May 20, the company rating was maintained by UBS. As per Thursday, June 2, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs.

Since February 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $40.53 million activity. Applied Matls Inc now has $48.18 billion valuation. Forrest Stephen R had sold 5,000 shares worth $182,800.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2016 Q4.

Applied Materials, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 23 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 1.33% of shares outstanding. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.03.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 18th. AMAT generated revenue of $0 in the same quarter, one year ago. Wells Fargo And Mn stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Parsec Finance accumulated 8,338 shares. Bb&T Securities Llc, a Virginia-based fund reported 17,952 shares. Sumitomo Life Insur stated it has 0.16% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 539,721 shares. (NASDAQ:NILE) stake by 141,410 shares and now owns 50,771 shares. Rafferty Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 66,650 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Newport Asia Llc owns 1.87 million shares or 22.13% of their USA portfolio.

Sensato Investors Limited Liability holds 0.12% or 20,752 shares in its portfolio. Zweig holds 0.04% or 15,700 shares in its portfolio. Applied Materials had a net margin of 20.41% and a return on equity of 38.28%. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Tuesday, January 3. Its up 1.50, from 2 in 2016Q3. Shares for $3.19M were sold by Larkins Thomas F. 20 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.93%. 110,000 are owned by Bridgeway. 27,550 were accumulated by Davenport & Ltd Liability Corp. Moreover, Riverpark Advisors Llc has 3.99% invested in the company for 141,796 shares. Geode has invested 0% in Veracyte Inc (NASDAQ:VCYT). Eagle Ridge Investment Management acquired 56,990 shares as Cvs Health Corp (CVS)'s stock declined 4.23%. Century has 17.61M shares for 0.61% of their portfolio. Caldwell Orkin accumulated 1.26% or 61,400 shares. Ing Groep Nv holds 244,175 shares. Arrowgrass Capital Partners (Us) LP reported 0.09% stake. The stock, after opening at $43.19, hit $43.11 through the close by scoring -0.12%. Chase Inv Counsel reported 1.63% stake. An increasing ROE indicates that a company is improving its ability to make profit without requiring as much capital. The stock of Veracyte Inc (NASDAQ:VCYT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, December 18 by Cantor Fitzgerald. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Tuesday, August 11 with "Overweight" rating.

Since February 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $760,966 activity.

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