Symmetry Peak Management buys $1,426,950 stake in Applied Materials (AMAT)

Applied Materials (AMAT) : Symmetry Peak Management scooped up 1,000 additional shares in Applied Materials during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 52,500 shares of Applied Materials which is valued at $1,426,950.Applied Materials makes up approximately 1.31% of Symmetry Peak Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Alkeon Capital Management reduced its stake in AMAT by selling 899,685 shares or 35.62% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,626,115 shares of AMAT which is valued at $44,197,806. Applied Materials makes up approx 0.84% of Alkeon Capital Management’s portfolio.Wall Street Associates boosted its stake in AMAT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,210 additional shares and now holds a total of 18,236 shares of Applied Materials which is valued at $495,654. Applied Materials makes up approx 0.18% of Wall Street Associates’s portfolio.Advisor Partners boosted its stake in AMAT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 598 additional shares and now holds a total of 13,593 shares of Applied Materials which is valued at $369,458. Applied Materials makes up approx 0.12% of Advisor Partners’s portfolio.Oppenheimer Co Inc reduced its stake in AMAT by selling 3,879 shares or 5.27% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 69,724 shares of AMAT which is valued at $1,869,998. Applied Materials makes up approx 0.05% of Oppenheimer Co Inc’s portfolio.Bnp Paribas Investment Partners S.a. reduced its stake in AMAT by selling 12,925 shares or 16.81% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 63,972 shares of AMAT which is valued at $1,715,729. Applied Materials makes up approx 0.01% of Bnp Paribas Investment Partners S.a.’s portfolio.

Applied Materials opened for trading at $29.94 and hit $30.29 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $30.29, with a gain of 1.51% or 0.45 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,07,05,194 shares. Company has a market cap of $32,740 M.

On the company’s financial health, Applied Materials reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Aug 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.48. The company had revenue of $2821.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2838.86 million. The company’s revenue was up 13.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.33 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Applied Materials. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Aug 19, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 30 from a previous price target of $28 .Company shares were Reiterated by Cowen on Aug 19, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 32.50 from a previous price target of $26 .Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Aug 15, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 35 from a previous price target of $28 .

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.

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