Applied Materials (AMAT) : Ao Asset Management added new position in Applied Materials during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 450,000 shares of Applied Materials which is valued at $11,790,000 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 3, 2016 with the SEC.Applied Materials makes up approximately 2.91% of Ao Asset Management’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , State Treasurer State Of Michigan reduced its stake in AMAT by selling 10,900 shares or 2.8% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 378,385 shares of AMAT which is valued at $9,913,687. Applied Materials makes up approx 0.08% of State Treasurer State Of Michigan’s portfolio.Quadrant Capital Group boosted its stake in AMAT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 267 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,920 shares of Applied Materials which is valued at $50,477. Applied Materials makes up approx 0.03% of Quadrant Capital Group’s portfolio.Gierl Augustine Investment Management Inc reduced its stake in AMAT by selling 837 shares or 17.3% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,000 shares of AMAT which is valued at $103,640. Applied Materials makes up approx 0.11% of Gierl Augustine Investment Management Inc’s portfolio.
Applied Materials opened for trading at $26.85 and hit $26.92 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $26.83, with a gain of 0.07% or 0.02 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 57,46,138 shares. Company has a market cap of $29,222 M.
On the company’s financial health, Applied Materials reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on May 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.32. The company had revenue of $2450.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2428.97 million. The company’s revenue was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.29 EPS.
Investors should note that on Jun 9, 2016, Applied Materials announced a cash dividend of $0.1000. The company’s management has announced Aug 23, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 25, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 15, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Applied Materials. Company shares were Reiterated by Needham on Jul 12, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 29 from a previous price target of $26 .Applied Materials was Upgraded by Susquehanna to ” Neutral” on Jun 28, 2016. Company shares were Upgraded by DA Davidson on Jun 27, 2016 to ” Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 28 from a previous price target of $24 .
Applied Materials Inc. (Applied) provides manufacturing equipment services and software to the global semiconductor flat panel display solar photovoltaic (PV) and related industries. Applied operates in four segments: Silicon Systems Group Applied Global Services Display and Energy and Environmental Solutions. The Silicon Systems Group segment develops manufactures and sells manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips. The Applied Global Services segment encompasses services products and integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity. The Display Segment includes products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays organic light-emitting diodes and other display technologies for televisions personal computers tablets smartphones and other devices. The Energy and Environmental Solutions segment includes systems for manufacturing wafer-based crystalline silicon cells and modules.