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Caxton Associates LP Buys 147747 Shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

24 December 2017

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. Grandfield & Dodd Llc who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $54.99 billion market cap company. The institutional investor held 317,460 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.54 million, down from 391,892 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Beaconlight Capital Llc who had been investing in Anthem Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $57.79B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.63% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $51.89. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since December 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 40.50% the S&P500.

Seatown Holdings, which manages about $1.38 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 220,000 shares to 480,000 shares, valued at $50.52 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $2.54 million activity. Commonwealth National Bank Of Australia has invested 0.05% in Applied Materials, Inc. Therefore 96% are positive. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Applied Materials, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.30 % EPS growth. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 21st will be issued a $0.10 dividend. The stock closing price is now trading downward to its 50 day moving average with change of -5.27%, tumbled to its 20 day moving average with figure of -1.95% and above its 200 day moving average with value 11.73%. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, August 5 report. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, February 13. As per Friday, October 13, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Friday, October 27. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $6400 target in Thursday, July 6 report. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. boosted its position in Applied Materials by 175.0% during the 2nd quarter. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Tuesday, January 19 to "Buy" rating. BEGEMANN BRETT D also sold $2.72 million worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Monday, September 25. DA Davidson restated a "buy" rating and set a $55.00 price target on shares of Applied Materials in a research note on Monday, September 25th.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.04, from 0.85 in 2017Q2.

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Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. increased its stake in shares of Applied Materials, Inc.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Independent Advisor Alliance now owns 14,710 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $775,000 after purchasing an additional 2,809 shares in the last quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.66 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Applied Materials, Inc. will post 4.04 earnings per share for the current year. (NASDAQ:AMAT) opened at 42.11 on Friday. Ubs Asset Americas invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Mufg Americas Holdg holds 0.49% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in Applied Materials by 1.2% in the second quarter. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 63,995 shares. Pitcairn reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 5,130 were accumulated by Paragon Capital Limited. Belpointe Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Applied Materials during the 3rd quarter valued at $741,000. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 11,415 shares. Cetera Advsrs Llc accumulated 0.02% or 7,188 shares. It dropped, as 48 investors sold Monday shares while 342 reduced holdings. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.03. CLSA upgraded Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 6,081 shares. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 27. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Friday, October 23. It also increased its holding in Full House Resorts Inc (NASDAQ:FLL) by 774,891 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.03 million shares, and has risen its stake in Eldorado Resorts Inc (NASDAQ:ERI).

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $1.92 million activity. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.00, for a total value of $290,000.00. 84 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. 511.08 million shares or 0.43% more from 508.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The stock's Dividend Yield stands at 0.77%. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp has 2.90 million shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Its down 4.08% from 31,900 shares previously. Natl Asset Mngmt holds 0.09% or 10,477 shares in its portfolio. Corporate insiders own 0.31% of the company's stock. However, as 52 Week Range has little to no connection whatsoever with current news or forces affecting companies today, very few investors rely heavily on the metric. California State Teachers Retirement System invested 0% in The St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE). Alpha Windward Ltd Co holds 0.19% or 5,936 shares. Invesco reported 14.02M shares or 0.27% of all its holdings. Td Asset Mgmt holds 0.39% or 5.00M shares. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Buy" on Monday, October 30. Badgley Phelps And Bell holds 0.85% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) or 133,988 shares.

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