Investors Buy High Volume of Applied Materials Call Options (NASDAQ:AMAT)

Mae Love
November 21, 2017

It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. The original version of this piece of content can be accessed at The Torray Llc holds 325,484 shares with $21.64M value, down from 377,572 last quarter.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at 26.17, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry's average. The stock decreased 2.33% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $56.49. 27,436,400 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,865,394. Applied Materials, Inc. (NDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since November 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.06% the S&P500. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 100% are positive. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.00 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Martingale Asset Management Lp reported 194,327 shares. Societe Generale initiated the shares of INGR in report on Thursday, September 8 with "Hold" rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Buy" rating by Nomura on Friday, August 18. As per Monday, July 10, the company rating was maintained by DA Davidson.

More notable recent Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Friday, August 12. This company shares are 5.65% off its target price of $59.68 and the current market capitalization stands at $60.5B. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Tuesday, August 9. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, January 19 by CLSA. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Nationwide Fund Advsrs reported 1.52 million shares.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $230,750 activity.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 27.15%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 75.05% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.33, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 48 investors sold AMAT shares while 346 reduced holdings. Regentatlantic Capital LLC raised its position in Applied Materials by 0.3% in the first quarter. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas, Texas-based fund reported 516,800 shares.

Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC cut its position in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Fiduciary accumulated 4,748 shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj owns 26,000 shares for 0.48% of their portfolio. Investors bought 2,319 call options on the company. North Star Asset Inc accumulated 10,000 shares. The company's shares were given away at $44.03 per share worth to an income of some $1,002,211 on account of Karsner Alexander. Buckingham Capital Mngmt Inc holds 0.8% or 84,135 shares in its portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board owns 364,386 shares. Moreover, Eagle Global Ltd Liability Com has 0.01% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 3,203 shares.

Among 31 analysts covering Suntrust Banks Inc. Credit Suisse has "Outperform" rating and $29 target. Therefore 57% are positive. Puzo Michael J who had been investing in Smucker J M for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.97 billion market cap company. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $61.00 price target (up from $55.00) on shares of Applied Materials in a research report on Friday, August 18th. The stock of SunTrust Banks, Inc. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. The company was maintained on Monday, May 15 by Needham. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, December 15. (NYSE:STI) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, November 30 by Wedbush. Its down 0.06, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. 65 funds opened positions while 210 raised stakes. 254.64 million shares or 2.84% less from 262.07 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Massmutual Fsb Adv holds 0% of its portfolio in Ingredion Inc (NYSE:INGR) for 184 shares. West Oak Cap Lc holds 0% or 8,739 shares in its portfolio. Cibc Ww Markets Corp has 99,600 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 25th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. Wetherby Asset Mgmt stated it has 14,367 shares. Advisory Services Net Llc invested in 94 shares or 0% of the stock. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Laurion Capital Limited Partnership stated it has 335,606 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Financial Architects Inc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ingredion Inc (NYSE:INGR). (NYSE:STI) for 152 shares. Gam Ag invested in 0.08% or 126,846 shares. Kornitzer Capital Management Ks has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Ingredion Inc (NYSE:INGR). (NYSE:STI) or 5,551 shares. Illinois-based State Farm Mutual Automobile Company has invested 0.01% in Ingredion Inc (NYSE:INGR). Shares for $297,344 were sold by ZOLLARS WILLIAM D. Another trade for 60,000 shares valued at $4.09 million was made by WILSON JULIE M on Wednesday, June 7.

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