Polaris Wealth Advisers Has Lowered Its Applied Matls (AMAT) Holding; Stratus Properties (STRS) Shorts Raised By 1.99%

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Stratus Properties Incorporated (NASDAQ:STRS) had an increase of 1.99% in short interest. STRS’s SI was 133,000 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 1.99% from 130,400 shares previously. With 5,300 avg volume, 25 days are for Stratus Properties Incorporated (NASDAQ:STRS)’s short sellers to cover STRS’s short positions. The SI to Stratus Properties Incorporated’s float is 2.48%. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $29.8. About 5,700 shares traded. Stratus Properties Inc. (NASDAQ:STRS) has risen 28.67% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.97% the S&P500.

Polaris Wealth Advisers Llc decreased Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) stake by 3.93% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Polaris Wealth Advisers Llc sold 19,193 shares as Applied Matls Inc (AMAT)’s stock rose 23.58%. The Polaris Wealth Advisers Llc holds 468,963 shares with $24.43M value, down from 488,156 last quarter. Applied Matls Inc now has $54.65 billion valuation. The stock increased 4.86% or $2.41 during the last trading session, reaching $51.96. About 22.17M shares traded or 67.12% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $12.03 million activity. Shares for $1.54M were sold by Larkins Thomas F. Nalamasu Omkaram sold $2.83 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Tuesday, January 2. $6.44 million worth of stock was sold by Salehpour Ali on Friday, December 29. Shares for $214,680 were sold by Forrest Stephen R on Wednesday, January 3. $1.00 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) was sold by Karsner Alexander.

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 13.39 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.

Polaris Wealth Advisers Llc increased Ssga Active Etf Tr stake by 103,420 shares to 812,291 valued at $40.02M in 2017Q3. It also upped Ishares Tr (IWF) stake by 41,341 shares and now owns 224,447 shares. Check Point Software Tech Lt (NASDAQ:CHKP) was raised too.

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 111 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 26 by Nomura. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 1 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co given on Monday, November 9. Susquehanna upgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Tuesday, January 16 to “Positive” rating. B. Riley & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 14 report. Needham maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Monday, September 18 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, March 10 by Pacific Crest. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 6. CLSA upgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Friday, September 25 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Friday, August 18.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. 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. Hanseatic Mngmt Ser reported 1.73% stake. Ballentine Prtnrs Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% or 4,241 shares. Farmers And Merchants Investments stated it has 0% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Artemis Mngmt Llp has 1.97M shares for 2.1% of their portfolio. Icon Advisers Incorporated Com accumulated 0.39% or 106,100 shares. Waters Parkerson And Communication Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 7,450 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker reported 35,526 shares. Utd Advisers Limited Liability Company owns 56,877 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Sit Invest Assoc, Minnesota-based fund reported 810,515 shares. 143,135 were reported by Bragg Financial. Valicenti Advisory Svcs holds 5,000 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Barnett invested in 0.04% or 1,548 shares. Moreover, Highbridge Mngmt Ltd has 0.03% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 16,830 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Tocqueville Asset Mgmt Lp has 977,854 shares.

Stratus Properties Inc., a real estate company, engages in the acquisition, entitlement, development, management, operation, and sale of commercial, hotel, entertainment, and multi-and single-family residential real estate properties primarily in Austin, Texas. The company has market cap of $242.38 million. The firm operates through four divisions: Hotel, Entertainment, Real Estate Operations, and Commercial Leasing. It has a 22.87 P/E ratio. It primarily operates The W Austin Hotel & Residences project located on a two-acre city block in downtown Austin that comprises a 251-room luxury hotel; and 159 residential condominium units, as well as office, retail, and entertainment space.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.89, from 0.61 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 2 investors sold Stratus Properties Inc. shares while 8 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 13 raised stakes. 3.04 million shares or 1.18% more from 3.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Vanguard Grp Inc has 0% invested in Stratus Properties Inc. (NASDAQ:STRS) for 249,230 shares. Blackrock owns 268,302 shares. Int Group Incorporated, a New York-based fund reported 3,958 shares. Wells Fargo Mn owns 10,873 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Management Ltd Co, New York-based fund reported 16,693 shares. State Common Retirement Fund has 5,775 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ameritas Investment Prns invested in 485 shares or 0% of the stock. Schwab Charles has 0% invested in Stratus Properties Inc. (NASDAQ:STRS) for 9,200 shares. Missouri-based Kennedy Cap Management Incorporated has invested 0.02% in Stratus Properties Inc. (NASDAQ:STRS). Oakmont holds 0.42% or 81,402 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 0% or 504 shares. 63,499 were reported by Northern Tru. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 7,403 shares. 3,399 are owned by Nationwide Fund Advisors. First Manhattan has invested 0% in Stratus Properties Inc. (NASDAQ:STRS).

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