Applied Materials +3% after record sales drive beats, doubled dividend

(NYSE:WMT) or 1,085 shares. The stock ended last trade at 49.55 a share and the price is up more than -3.07% so far this year. Its share price has decline -1.68% in three months and is down -1.84% for the last five trades. Stratus Properties Inc. (NASDAQ:STRS) has risen 28.67% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft sold 16,758 shares as the company's stock rose 23.58% with the market. Ycg Llc who had been investing in Pepsico Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $155.98B market cap company. (AMAT) stock price added 4.86% with the closing value of $51.96 during latest trading session. About 4.20M shares traded or 11.87% up from the average. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $12.03 million activity. 30,000 shares were sold by Larkins Thomas F, worth $1.54 million. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has a 20-Day average volume of 15.01 Million. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Conviction Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, February 3.

In other news, VP Ali Salehpour sold 125,125 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, December 29th.

On 11/24/2017 Stephen R. Forrest, Director, sold 5,000 with an average share price of $58.00 per share and the total transaction amounting to $290,000.00.

Tiverton Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) by 9.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NASDAQ:AMAT) was sold by Karsner Alexander on Wednesday, August 23.

On 6/8/2017 Applied Materials announced a quarterly dividend of $0.10 0.89% with an ex dividend date of 8/22/2017 which will be payable on 9/14/2017.

AMAT has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.67 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Applied Materials, Inc. will post 4.04 EPS for the current fiscal year. The low EPS estimate is $0.05, while the high EPS estimate is $0.06.

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Polaris Wealth Advisers Llc increased Ssga Active Etf Tr stake by 103,420 shares to 812,291 valued at $40.02M in 2017Q3. Check Point Software Tech Lt (NASDAQ:CHKP) was raised too.

Shares of Applied Materials, Inc. Therefore 36% are positive. According to today's trading volume Applied Materials, ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, July 11. FBR Capital maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Monday, September 18 with "Buy" rating. The company operates in the Technology sector with a market capitalization of 55.29 Million. Citigroup maintained it with "Buy" rating and $31 target in Friday, August 12 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $61 target in Friday, August 18 report. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.06 per share. Hanseatic Mngmt Ser reported 1.73% stake. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 1.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp reported 0.03% stake. $2.83 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 829,133 shares. Evercore Wealth Limited Liability Corporation owns 15,775 shares or 0.03% of their United States portfolio. Cetera Advisors Ltd Company reported 7,188 shares. Natl Planning holds 0.04% or 4,052 shares in its portfolio. Kingdon Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.66% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Catalyst Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 5,900 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Cibc Asset Mngmt accumulated 0.05% or 144,831 shares.

Stratus Properties Inc., a real estate company, engages in the acquisition, entitlement, development, management, operation, and sale of commercial, hotel, entertainment, and multi-and single-family residential real estate properties primarily in Austin, Texas. The firm has a market capitalization of $54,150.00, a P/E ratio of 16.17, a PEG ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 1.72.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.77 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. First Personal Financial Services increased its position in shares of Applied Materials by 281.5% during the 3rd quarter. 2 funds opened positions while 13 raised stakes. Credit Agricole upgraded Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 450,000 shares. Bancshares Of New York Mellon owns 74,166 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund reported 0.28% stake. 2,894 are owned by Sand Hill Glob Advsr Limited Company. Capital reported 19.15 million shares stake. Inv Centers Of America Inc reported 5,445 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Ameritas Investment Prns invested in 485 shares or 0% of the stock. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK). Price T Rowe Associates Md reported 12,647 shares.

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