Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company LTD Has Trimmed Stake in Applied Matls (AMAT) by $349,980 as Share Value Declined; Force Capital Management Has Boosted Its Holding in Apple (AAPL) by $540,000

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Force Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 7.03% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Force Capital Management Llc bought 2,400 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.32% with the market. The hedge fund held 36,545 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $8.25 million, up from 34,145 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Force Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $720.30 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.98% or $1.51 during the last trading session, reaching $152.29. About 27.02 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.17% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.17% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 02/05/2018 – Cramer Remix: Apple could have just signaled that Trump will make a trade deal with China; 26/03/2018 – DSS Wins Appeal; Federal Circuit Reverses PTAB Ruling Finding Patent Claims lnvalid Allowing DSS Patent Infringement Claims Against Apple to Proceed in Court; 16/05/2018 – North Carolina lawmakers are preparing a bid for a new Apple campus, according to sources in real estate, law and the state government; 09/05/2018 – Major technology companies like; 28/03/2018 – Apple CEO Tim Cook: If FBI iPhone case happened again ‘they would fight again’; 02/04/2018 – APPLE MAC CHIP MOVE IS SAID TO BEGIN AS SOON AS 2020; 01/05/2018 – COOK: SERVICES IS A ‘HUGE OPPORTUNITY’ FOR APPLE; 11/04/2018 – Christian Post: iPhone 2019 Rumor: Here’s The Feature Must-Have for Next Year, According to Apple; 03/04/2018 – Apple Hires Artificial-Intelligence Executive From Rival Google; 01/05/2018 – Apple CEO Tim Cook is ‘optimistic’ that trade tensions with China will be resolved

Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd decreased its stake in Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) by 39.72% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd sold 9,210 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.71% with the market. The institutional investor held 13,977 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $540,000, down from 23,187 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $33.34 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $34.78. About 6.45 million shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has declined 34.67% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.67% the S&P500. Some Historical AMAT News: 17/05/2018 – Applied Materials Sees 3Q Adj EPS $1.13-Adj EPS $1.21; 18/05/2018 – Tech Today: Square Unzettled, Debating AMAT, Google’s 60 Minutes — Barron’s Blog; 11/05/2018 – Sentry Investments Adds Applied Materials, Exits Sensata: 13F; 18/05/2018 – Applied Materials Volume Jumps More Than Eight Times Average; 17/05/2018 – APPLIED MATERIALS MAINTAINS ANNUAL WFE TARGETS FOR 2018-19; 16/05/2018 – Applied Materials at AllianceBernstein Conference May 30; 19/04/2018 – Applied Materials Closes Below 200-Day Average: Technicals; 23/04/2018 – DJ Applied Materials Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (AMAT); 17/05/2018 – Applied Materials Sags on Weaker Revenue Outlook — Barron’s Blog; 29/05/2018 – Applied Materials at AllianceBernstein Conference Tomorrow

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.79 earnings per share, down 25.47% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.06 per share. AMAT’s profit will be $757.29M for 11.01 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.97 actual earnings per share reported by Applied Materials, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.56% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Interesting AMAT Put And Call Options For February 2019 – Nasdaq” on December 19, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Citi defends AMAT after earnings – Seeking Alpha” published on November 16, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Applied Materials (AMAT) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” on September 19, 2018. More interesting news about Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Noteworthy ETF Outflows: IXN, CTSH, HPQ, AMAT – Nasdaq” published on December 13, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “AMAT Named A Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock – Nasdaq” with publication date: September 13, 2018.

Among 29 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 145 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, August 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, May 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Agricole given on Tuesday, January 19. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Jefferies. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, August 17 by Argus Research. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Summit Insights Group downgraded Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Friday, November 16 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Hold” rating by Nomura on Friday, August 14. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Monday, May 21.

Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd, which manages about $1.23 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Crown Castle Intl Corp New (NYSE:CCI) by 8,980 shares to 73,379 shares, valued at $8.17 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in American Elec Pwr Inc (NYSE:AEP) by 8,280 shares in the quarter, for a total of 30,859 shares, and has risen its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.8 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 0.76 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 115 investors sold AMAT shares while 303 reduced holdings. 98 funds opened positions while 238 raised stakes. 722.69 million shares or 1.34% less from 732.53 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Price T Rowe Md invested in 20.42M shares. Parkside Bancorporation Trust holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 1,700 shares. Counselors Inc reported 0.13% stake. 35,977 are held by Pinebridge Lp. West Oak Lc holds 4,130 shares. The Georgia-based Vident Investment Advisory Ltd Com has invested 0.1% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Eastern Comml Bank invested in 6,160 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Cetera Advsrs Ltd Liability reported 117,457 shares or 0.22% of all its holdings. Boston Advsr Ltd Liability Co holds 47,617 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Massachusetts-based Geode Management Limited Company has invested 0.14% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Group One Trading Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.01% or 19,258 shares. Hamilton Point Limited Liability Co reported 0.99% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Wunderlich Capital Managemnt invested 0.85% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Ims Capital Mgmt stated it has 0% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Fmr Lc holds 0.06% or 14.71 million shares in its portfolio.

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $647,520 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.71 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 54 investors sold AAPL shares while 1030 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 577 raised stakes. 2.68 billion shares or 3.22% less from 2.77 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Louisiana-based Iberiabank Corp has invested 1.79% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 765,842 are owned by Levin Capital Strategies L P. Mitchell Sinkler & Starr Pa holds 1.93% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 8,181 shares. Invesco reported 48.39M shares. Checchi Advisers Limited Liability Com invested 1.71% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company holds 0.76% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 667,206 shares. Lsv Asset Mngmt invested in 1.68M shares or 0.57% of the stock. First Bancorporation Trust Of Newtown reported 3.14% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Cordasco Fincl Net reported 0.8% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Wright Invsts Serv accumulated 53,360 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has 3.68% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 278,293 shares. Putnam Invests Ltd invested in 2.75% or 5.64 million shares. Premier Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 5.03% stake. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt System reported 376,531 shares or 1.2% of all its holdings. Pension Limited Liability Co holds 0.27% or 1,475 shares.

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