Appleton Partners Has Cut Its Applied Matls Com (AMAT) Holding; Guardian Capital LP Trimmed Gildan Activewear (GIL) Position By $1.63 Million

February 19, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Appleton Partners Inc decreased Applied Matls Inc Com (AMAT) stake by 35.34% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Appleton Partners Inc sold 24,047 shares as Applied Matls Inc Com (AMAT)’s stock rose 23.58%. The Appleton Partners Inc holds 44,000 shares with $2.29M value, down from 68,047 last quarter. Applied Matls Inc Com now has $57.88 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.93% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $55.03. About 27.81M shares traded or 105.85% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Guardian Capital Lp decreased Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL) stake by 1.18% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Guardian Capital Lp sold 52,560 shares as Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL)’s stock rose 10.95%. The Guardian Capital Lp holds 4.42 million shares with $137.67M value, down from 4.47M last quarter. Gildan Activewear Inc now has $6.66 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $30.85. About 521,081 shares traded or 29.63% up from the average. Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL) has declined 3.41% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.11% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 40 investors sold AMAT shares while 325 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 263 raised stakes. 811.15 million shares or 1.86% less from 826.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 1,698 are held by Perigon Wealth. Andra Ap holds 0.16% or 132,100 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 97,486 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Moreover, Inv Ltd Liability has 0.02% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Moreover, Nikko Asset Management Americas has 0.07% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 26,900 shares. Diligent Ltd stated it has 0.69% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Argent Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 16,810 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Van Eck invested in 845,856 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Horan Capital Advisors Limited Liability invested 0.03% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Polaris Greystone Finance Group Ltd Co reported 468,963 shares. Dowling & Yahnke Ltd Liability Corp has 0.27% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). North Star Investment Mngmt, Illinois-based fund reported 6,210 shares. Smithbridge Asset Mngmt De reported 5,936 shares. Reilly Finance Advsrs Lc reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Checchi Capital Advisers Limited Liability Co holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 7,643 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 116 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Friday, August 14 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Thursday, June 29 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets downgraded it to “Underperform” rating and $12 target in Monday, October 5 report. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Craig Hallum. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 6. B. Riley & Co maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Strong Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Needham. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Monday, August 15 with “Buy” rating. Needham upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, February 19 report.

Appleton Partners Inc increased Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd F (VEA) stake by 12,102 shares to 168,848 valued at $7.33M in 2017Q3. It also upped Ishares Tr Core Us Aggbd Et (AGG) stake by 3,197 shares and now owns 111,264 shares. Goldman Sachs Etf Tr Equity Et was raised too.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $11.03 million activity. 125,125 Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shares with value of $6.44M were sold by Salehpour Ali. Shares for $1.54 million were sold by Larkins Thomas F. Forrest Stephen R also sold $214,680 worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shares. On Tuesday, January 2 Nalamasu Omkaram sold $2.83 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 53,466 shares. On Wednesday, August 23 Karsner Alexander sold $1.00M worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 22,762 shares.

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.97 earnings per share, up 44.78% or $0.30 from last year’s $0.67 per share. AMAT’s profit will be $1.02 billion for 14.18 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Applied Materials, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.30% EPS growth.

Analysts await Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.31 EPS, down 3.13% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.32 per share. GIL’s profit will be $66.93M for 24.88 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual EPS reported by Gildan Activewear Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -41.51% negative EPS growth.

Guardian Capital Lp increased Accenture Plc Ireland (NYSE:ACN) stake by 15,735 shares to 80,350 valued at $10.85 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Alphabet Inc stake by 1,271 shares and now owns 21,034 shares. Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) was raised too.

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