Published: Sun, December 17, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), MuleSoft, Inc. (MULE)

The institutional investor held 170,280 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $7.03 million, up from 6,047 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Two Sigma Securities Llc who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $55.85 billion market cap company. About 14.58M shares traded or 26.77% up from the average.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Applied Materials, Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of -1.89%, where Monthly Performance is -9.06%, Quarterly performance is 8.85%, 6 Months performance is 19.02% and yearly performance percentage is 59.65%. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Eii Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Boston Properties Inc Com (BXP) by 59.71% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Deutsche Bank maintained Applied Materials, Inc. The institutional investor held 764,000 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.26M, up from 654,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $2.86 billion. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $182.58. Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) has declined 2.18% since December 16, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.84% the S&P500. Nicholas Invest Prns Limited Partnership holds 0.72% or 247,212 shares in its portfolio.

Among 21 analysts covering Boston Properties Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 106 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 13 by Deutsche Bank. The company was upgraded on Friday, February 19 by Needham. Cowen & Co maintained Applied Materials, Inc. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is 3.17. The company was initiated on Friday, November 13 by BB&T Capital. (NYSE:EGL) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. 120 funds opened positions while 517 raised stakes. Associated Banc holds 4,165 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Pennsylvania-based Wedgewood Pa has invested 0.71% in The Home Depot, Inc. Brighton Jones Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) or 163,515 shares. (NYSE:BXP). Whitnell And holds 0.05% in Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HD). 1,792 were accumulated by Janney Management Ltd Liability Com. One Association stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) for 33,516 shares. Vanguard Group reported 75.08M shares. As for the shares, it has gone below the 20 days moving average and is now hovering within a distance of -5.11%. Quantres Asset Management Ltd holds 0.3% or 11,100 shares. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Corporation holds 97,272 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group Inc (Ca) invested in 11,859 shares. (NYSE:BXP) for 54,736 shares. Northern Corp has 0.02% invested in Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Moreover, Lee Danner & Bass has 1.03% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) for 74,599 shares.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $2.54 million activity. 30,000 shares were sold by Larkins Thomas F, worth $1.54 million on Thursday, October 5. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board owns 99,886 shares or 0.21% of their U.S. portfolio.

The stock decreased 1.07% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $11.98. It dropped, as 48 investors sold AMAT shares while 346 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.93 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.02.

Meeder Asset Management Inc increased Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) stake by 16.86% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, September 14. First Trust Advsrs Lp holds 0.33% or 871,909 shares. Highland Capital Mgmt Ltd invested 0.08% in Applied Materials, Inc. Koch Industries reported 688,595 shares. Van Eck Assocs reported 555,985 shares. Carret Asset Ltd Liability Corp reported 62,705 shares.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Sound Shore Mgmt Incorporated Ct, a Connecticut-based fund reported 3.38M shares. Bridgeway Capital Management reported 63,800 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Applied Materials, Inc., where 6 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 0 analysts have given a Buy signal, 0 said it's a HOLD, and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 13,064 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $540,000 after purchasing an additional 1,520 shares in the last quarter. Georgia-based Advisors Lc has invested 0.02% in Applied Materials, Inc.

Shares of Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) traded up $1.23 on Friday, hitting $52.54. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 1.68. The company's revenue was up 20.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Applied Materials will post 4.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Timber Creek Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 900 shares. Therefore 96% are positive. More interesting news about Applied Materials, Inc. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, February 3 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Wednesday, November 8. As per Friday, August 12, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group.

In other Applied Materials news, Director Stephen R. Forrest sold 5,000 shares of Applied Materials stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 24th. Finally, Nomura lifted their price objective on Applied Materials from $47.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, December 10 by Credit Agricole. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 25 by CLSA. Citigroup maintained the shares of NS in report on Tuesday, October 10 with "Neutral" rating.

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