L S Advisors Inc buys $7,704,933 stake in Applied Materials (AMAT)

Applied Materials (AMAT) : L S Advisors Inc scooped up 111,579 additional shares in Applied Materials during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Nov 14, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 265,779 shares of Applied Materials which is valued at $7,704,933.Applied Materials makes up approximately 2.20% of L S Advisors Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Two Sigma Securities reduced its stake in AMAT by selling 29,082 shares or 44.61% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 36,106 shares of AMAT which is valued at $1,046,713. Applied Materials makes up approx 0.36% of Two Sigma Securities’s portfolio.Atlantic Trust Group boosted its stake in AMAT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,180 additional shares and now holds a total of 42,119 shares of Applied Materials which is valued at $1,226,926. Applied Materials makes up approx 0.01% of Atlantic Trust Group’s portfolio. Northcoast Asset Management added AMAT to its portfolio by purchasing 718,541 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $20,931,099. Applied Materials makes up approx 1.72% of Northcoast Asset Management’s portfolio.Neuberger Berman Group reduced its stake in AMAT by selling 77 shares or 0.17% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 44,155 shares of AMAT which is valued at $1,262,391.Chemung Canal Trust Co reduced its stake in AMAT by selling 700 shares or 2.38% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 28,720 shares of AMAT which is valued at $828,859. Applied Materials makes up approx 0.20% of Chemung Canal Trust Co’s portfolio.

Applied Materials opened for trading at $30.47 and hit $31.25 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $30.74, with a gain of 0.03% or 0.01 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,39,58,862 shares. Company has a market cap of $33,227 M.

On the company’s financial health, Applied Materials reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Nov 17, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.65. The company had revenue of $3297.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3307.22 million. The company’s revenue was up 39.2% 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 Sep 8, 2016, Applied Materials announced a cash dividend of $0.1000. The company’s management has announced Nov 22, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Nov 25, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Dec 15, 2016.

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 .

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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