Analyst Stock Recommendations For AutoZone, Inc. (AZO), Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

MUFG Securities EMEA plc bought a new position in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Amp Investors reported 1.02M shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Applied Materials makes up about 0.7% of MUFG Securities EMEA plc’s holdings, making the stock its 20th biggest holding.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in AMAT. Finally, Outfitter Advisors LTD. raised its stake in shares of Applied Materials by 1.5% during the 1st quarter. As of the end of the quarter Exane Derivatives had disposed of 21,247 shares trimming its holdings by 27.7%. Fisher Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Applied Materials during the 1st quarter valued at about $371,000. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America now owns 4,170 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock valued at $162,000 after buying an additional 29 shares in the last quarter. Lsv Asset Mgmt invested 0.18% in Applied Materials, Inc. Share performance for the month is now at 3.36%. Karp Capital Management Corp bought a new position in Applied Materials during the 1st quarter valued at about $17,549,000. During last 3 month period, -0.82% of total institutional ownership has changed in the company shares.

NASDAQ:AMAT) shares were trading higher by 2.02 percent ($0.93) at $47.05 a piece in Thursday’s session.

AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO)’s earnings per share has been growing at a 15.9 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 5.7 percent. Corporate insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock. (AMAT) stock showed the move of 2.02% with the closing price of $47.05.

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has a market cap of $50.3 billion and over the last 12 months, SO has declined by -1.85%. The company’s 50-day moving average is $44.31 and its 200-day moving average is $42.57. (AMAT) Stock Keep the Good Times Rolling?” published on September 07, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com’s news article titled: “Applied Materials Inc.

Analysts expect Theratechnologies Inc (TSE:TH) to report $-0.02 EPS on October, 3.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 300.00% from last quarter’s $0.01 EPS. Applied Materials had a return on equity of 28.09% and a net margin of 15.90%. Applied Materials’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.7% compared to the same quarter previous year. During the same period previous year, the business earned $0.50 EPS.

Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied), launched on March 18, 1987, provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the global semiconductor, display and related industries. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date has been established as Tuesday the 22nd of August 2017. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.85%. Applied Materials’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.64%.

AMAT has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Finally, Needham & Company LLC upped their price objective on shares of Applied Materials from $50.00 to $54.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, May 21st. Vetr raised shares of Applied Materials from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $48.16 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Friday, August 18 with “Buy” rating. The forecast of 13 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.03, for a total value of $1,002,210.86.

Brenham Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Parsley Energy Inc (PE) by 10.42% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

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

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