Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Earnings, Forecast Top Estimates; Dividend, Buyback Raised

The Stock on Analysts Watch-List: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

(NASDAQ:AMAT) has an average volume of 13.08 Million. The volume of the company in the last trading session was 12.75 Million. SPLK trades with a P/S ratio of 10.74. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Becker Cap Mngmt invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. It has outperformed by 1.28% the S&P500.

Chase Investment Counsel Corp decreased Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) stake by 18.81% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The fund owned 10,581 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock after selling 6,719 shares during the period. The Hm Payson & Company holds 131,334 shares with $6.84 million value, up from 17,629 last quarter. The firm has a market cap of $59.97 billion, a PE ratio of 19.99 and a beta of 1.86.

Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NasdaqGS in the over the last few months, increasing to $58.8 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $45.75. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earnings announcement, B. Riley FBR's top analyst Craig Ellis raised his price from $71 to $77, while maintaining a Buy rating on AMAT stock. It has outperformed by 2.90% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Bowling Portfolio Ltd Liability reported 80,285 shares stake.

Excluding items, the company earned $1.06 per share, beating the average analyst estimate of 98 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. AMAT's profit will be $1.02B for 13.81 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. Therefore 100% are positive.

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Applied Materials, Inc provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the global semiconductor, display and related industries. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Friday, February 19 to "Buy" rating. Moreover, Andra Ap has 0.16% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, May 20 with "Outperform". Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Applied Materials in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Needham maintained Applied Materials, Inc. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 20. The company was maintained on Monday, August 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. It also increased its holding in Herman Miller Inc (NASDAQ:MLHR) by 101,341 shares in the quarter, for a total of 101,667 shares, and has risen its stake in Rowan Companies Plc (NYSE:RDC).

That's a potential 1.13 increase relative to where Splunk Inc. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 40 investors sold AMAT shares while 325 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 263 raised stakes. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 3,067 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $126,000 after purchasing an additional 1,817 shares in the last quarter. Applied Matls Inc now has $54.79B valuation. State Bank Of Ny Mellon stated it has 0.2% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 1.97M shares. Orrstown Fincl Serv Inc holds 0.03% or 450 shares in its portfolio. 968,797 were accumulated by Employees Retirement Of Ohio. Blackrock, New York-based fund reported 5.15M shares. (NASDAQ:AMAT) traded up $0.70 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $52.66. Equities analysts forecast that Applied Materials, Inc. will post $3.21 EPS for the current year. A subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. released Qualcomm wireless edge services a set of trusted software services created to meet the requirements of new Enterprise and Industrial IoT customers to securely provision, connect and manage long life-cycles of billions of intelligent wireless devices through their cloud platforms. First Republic Invest Mngmt reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc.

Several analysts have commented on AMAT shares. It represents the number of a stock's shares that are being shorted by investors. Credit Suisse Ag reported 28,652 shares stake. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue stated it has 16,830 shares. 4,000 shares were sold by Forrest Stephen R, worth $214,680 on Wednesday, January 3.

AMAT has one of the best ratings by the Street. Larkins Thomas F sold $1.54M worth of stock. Therefore 66% are positive. The stock of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, July 22 by Deutsche Bank. Cornerstone Capital Mgmt Hldgs Ltd Liability Corporation has 171,338 shares. This works out to a net decrease in ownership of 3.29 million shares, and suggests that institutions are feeling bearish about the stock. Citigroup maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Friday, August 12 with "Buy" rating. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Thursday, August 6 with "Buy" rating. 1607 Capital Partners Llc owns 657,646 shares or 0.65% of their U.S. portfolio. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 78,350 are owned by Oakbrook. On Friday, December 29 Grimes Dennis Jeffery bought $3,001 worth of ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

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