Brokerages Anticipate Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) to Announce $1.13 EPS

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. The Factory Mutual Insurance Company holds 863,600 shares with $44.99 million value, down from 889,000 last quarter. Wunderlich Capital Managemnt who had been investing in Applied Materials for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $64.73 billion market cap company.

Shares of Applied Materials (AMAT) traded up $2.24 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $61.61. This will give analytical advantage to a shorter-term trader since it pursues the price more intimately, and consequently produces less "lag" as comparison to the longer-term moving average. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Stephen Royer increased its stake in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New Com (AWK) by 5233.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.93% of the company's stock. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 307,716 shares of company stock valued at $15,928,746. (NASDAQ:AMAT) closed the previous trading session at $59.37, experiencing a change of -0.08% with 12,223,446 shares trading hands. About 8.82M shares traded. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 40 investors sold AMAT shares while 325 reduced holdings. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. raised its stake in Applied Materials by 3.2% in the 3rd quarter. 811.15 million shares or 1.86% less from 826.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Among new and sold out positions, 171 holders initiated new positions by a total of 23.06 million shares and 74 holders exited their positions by a total of 10.92 million shares.

Applied Materials, Inc., a United States of America based Company, belongs to Technology sector and Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Applied Materials' Q3 2018 earnings at $1.11 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.95 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.25 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.01 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.10 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.19 EPS and Q1 2020 earnings at $1.06 EPS. Comerica Bancorporation holds 0.15% or 380,396 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Intrust Savings Bank Na holds 5,525 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. This is an increase from Applied Materials's previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Cornercap Inv Counsel accumulated 0.94% or 128,490 shares. Hancock Holdings invested 0.77% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NYSE:HPP) by 85,535 shares in the quarter, for a total of 333,134 shares, and has risen its stake in Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. See CPI Card Group Inc.

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 4,525 shares. Tnb Fincl stated it has 3,893 shares. Jfs Wealth Advisors Llc owns 192,415 shares or 0.66% of their USA portfolio.

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Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $11.03 million activity. (NASDAQ:PMTS) on Tuesday, November 3 with "Outperform" rating. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Kelly Lawrence W & Associate Ca accumulated 118,820 shares or 1.18% of the stock. 53,466 shares were sold by Nalamasu Omkaram, worth $2.83 million.

Among 18 analysts covering BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Applied Materials has a 52-week low of $37.41 and a 52-week high of $61.76. Deutsche Bank has "Buy" rating and $455 target. (NYSE:BLK) rating on Thursday, April 14. The stock of BlackRock, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Applied Materials, Inc. The stock has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 24. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with "Market Perform" rating in Tuesday, February 6 report. Susquehanna upgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Tuesday, January 16 to "Positive" rating.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.15/share and a low EPS of $1.12/share. "(AMAT) to Announce $1.13 EPS" was posted by and is owned by of The manufacturing equipment provider reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.08. Therefore 55% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 117 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Overweight" on Friday, November 17. On Monday, May 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to "Overweight". The rating was upgraded by B. Riley & Co to "Buy" on Friday, May 20. BMO Capital Markets upgraded ONEOK, Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Jefferies. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, February 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. Nomura maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 21 with "Buy" rating. On Thursday, October 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to "Neutral".

The co's performance for 6 months was increased of 32.73%, 1-year performance stands at 59.64% and year to date showing moved up performance of 16.14%. Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. Marble Arch Invs L P accumulated 7.29% or 2.11 million shares. (NYSE:MRK). Live Your Vision Ltd Liability reported 51,040 shares. This gauge is crucial in determining whether investors are moved toward the direction of buying more of the stock, or else doing the contradictory side and selling more of the stock.

Virtus Invest Advisers Inc owns 123,418 shares. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of OKE in report on Monday, January 15 with "Buy" rating. 219,200 were reported by Patten & Patten Inc Tn. (NYSE:MRK) to report earnings on May, 1. Citadel Limited Liability Co reported 440,089 shares. Brave Asset Management Inc has invested 0.84% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Hsbc Pcl invested 0.03% in IQVIA HOLDINGS INC COM USD0.01 (NYSE:Q). Frontier Mgmt owns 3,058 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Moreover, Birch Hill Invest Ltd Liability has 2.3% invested in Booking Holdings Inc. Ig Mgmt Limited holds 0.03% or 69,500 shares.

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