Centre Asset Management Has Raised Applied Materials (AMAT) Stake; DANAKALI LTD ORDINARY SHARES (SBMSF) SI Decreased By 95.93%

Centre Asset Management Llc increased Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) stake by 20% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Centre Asset Management Llc acquired 26,800 shares as Applied Materials Inc (AMAT)’s stock rose 23.58%. The Centre Asset Management Llc holds 160,800 shares with $8.38 million value, up from 134,000 last quarter. Applied Materials Inc now has $62.45 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.39% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $59.44. About 15.07 million shares traded or 6.22% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

DANAKALI LTD ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:SBMSF) had a decrease of 95.93% in short interest. SBMSF’s SI was 1,000 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 95.93% from 24,600 shares previously. The stock decreased 1.75% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $0.56. About shares traded. Danakali Limited (OTCMKTS:SBMSF) has 0.00% since March 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is negative, 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. 968,797 were accumulated by Employees Retirement Of Ohio. Mirae Asset Global Invs owns 282,391 shares. Visionary Asset Management holds 0.07% or 4,356 shares. Moreover, Seatown Pte Ltd has 3.35% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Burke Herbert Fincl Bank Tru Company stated it has 9,084 shares or 0.43% of all its holdings. L And S Advsrs Inc holds 1.38% or 158,114 shares in its portfolio. Icon Advisers has invested 0.39% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Paloma Prtnrs Mgmt reported 106,295 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Sensato Limited Co has 0.14% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 14,000 shares. Penobscot Mgmt Inc invested in 0.25% or 16,000 shares. Tarbox Family Office invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Evanston Invests Dba Evanston reported 169,286 shares. Riverpoint Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 4,165 shares. 750 were accumulated by First Financial In. Barnett & reported 0.04% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT).

Centre Asset Management Llc decreased Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 1,870 shares to 115,080 valued at $19.66 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) stake by 13,330 shares and now owns 40,387 shares. Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) was reduced 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. has $76.0 highest and $12 lowest target. $55.08’s average target is -7.34% below currents $59.44 stock price. Applied Materials Inc. had 117 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $76 target in Wednesday, November 15 report. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, February 15. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 18 by Needham. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, February 19. On Friday, August 14 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, December 19 report. Nomura maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Friday, August 18 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Friday, November 17. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $61 target. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Friday, November 17.

Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $11.95 million activity. 15,000 shares were sold by Iannotti Thomas J, worth $922,050. Shares for $1.54M were sold by Larkins Thomas F on Thursday, October 5. Nalamasu Omkaram also sold $2.83 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Tuesday, January 2. Salehpour Ali sold 125,125 shares worth $6.44 million. The insider Forrest Stephen R sold $214,680.