Lvm Capital Management LTD Holds Holding in Amgen (AMGN); Winslow Evans & Crocker Has Cut Stake in Applied Matls (AMAT) by $331,448

January 19, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc decreased its stake in Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) by 15.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc sold 6,374 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 35,526 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.85 million, down from 41,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $60.21B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.70% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $57. About 5.54 million shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Lvm Capital Management Ltd increased its stake in Amgen (AMGN) by 2.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lvm Capital Management Ltd bought 2,085 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.68% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 82,207 shares of the biological products (no diagnostic substances) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.33M, up from 80,122 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lvm Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Amgen for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $136.93B market cap company. The stock increased 0.55% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $188.63. About 1.33M shares traded. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has risen 5.27% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.43% the S&P500.

Lvm Capital Management Ltd, which manages about $495.24M and $418.70M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in At&T (NYSE:T) by 16,190 shares to 359,319 shares, valued at $14.08M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) by 14,823 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 261,375 shares, and cut its stake in Cvs Health (NYSE:CVS).

Since October 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $836,311 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 58 investors sold AMGN shares while 511 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 453 raised stakes. 555.05 million shares or 0.41% less from 557.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Eagle Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 17,016 shares. Hanson Doremus Mngmt stated it has 1,191 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Baxter Bros Incorporated reported 3,479 shares. 12,172 were accumulated by Institute For Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Corp. First Comml Bank accumulated 28,064 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans, a Minnesota-based fund reported 214,981 shares. Fuller And Thaler Asset Mngmt Incorporated invested in 0.02% or 7,380 shares. 201,481 are held by Massachusetts Financial Services Ma. 1,285 are owned by Oxbow Advsr Ltd. Flossbach Von Storch Ag holds 344,270 shares. Atlantic Grp Limited has invested 0.24% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Kistler invested 1.1% of its portfolio in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Smithfield Tru Com has 0.1% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 3,938 shares. Tirschwell Loewy holds 79,784 shares or 2.25% of its portfolio. Alpha Cubed Invs Limited Liability Corporation owns 88,352 shares for 2.48% of their portfolio.

Among 24 analysts covering Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Amgen Inc. had 74 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 21 by Vetr. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, July 29 report. As per Friday, August 26, the company rating was initiated by Gabelli. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, September 22 with “Hold”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein given on Wednesday, June 29. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, February 25. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, September 28. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, July 26 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, August 29.

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc, which manages about $600.60M and $300.94M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Deere & Co (NYSE:DE) by 3,900 shares to 8,320 shares, valued at $1.04 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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 109 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Friday, November 17. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Overweight” rating and $67 target. BNP Paribas upgraded Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Thursday, March 31 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, August 18. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, February 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 14 by UBS. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Monday, August 15 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $58.0 target in Thursday, October 12 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Monday, February 13. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $42 target. The stock has “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co on Monday, November 9.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. Money Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.4% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 11,415 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 0.23% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Jabre Cap Partners Sa invested 0.8% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Tegean Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.41% or 15,000 shares. Creative Planning holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 122,733 shares. Meristem Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.13% or 6,428 shares in its portfolio. Legal & General Public Limited Com holds 0.22% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 5.65 million shares. Meeder Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0.53% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands reported 105,400 shares. State Street stated it has 47.63M shares. Crosslink Cap Inc holds 367,310 shares. Sentinel Lba has invested 0.4% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Brandywine Glob Invest Limited Liability Company holds 0.29% or 873,375 shares. Scotia Incorporated has 12,513 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Caprock Gp Incorporated invested in 0.09% or 8,595 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 $1.02B for 14.69 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.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $12.03 million activity. $214,680 worth of stock was sold by Forrest Stephen R on Wednesday, January 3. Karsner Alexander sold $1.00 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Wednesday, August 23. Salehpour Ali also sold $6.44M worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Friday, December 29. $2.83 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) was sold by Nalamasu Omkaram on Tuesday, January 2.

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