Bonness Enterprises Has Cut Applied Matls (AMAT) Stake By $440,000; Gyroscope Capital Management Group Has Trimmed Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) Position By $2.13 Million

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Bonness Enterprises Inc decreased Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) stake by 14.04% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Bonness Enterprises Inc sold 8,000 shares as Applied Matls Inc (AMAT)’s stock declined 13.54%. The Bonness Enterprises Inc holds 49,000 shares with $2.73 million value, down from 57,000 last quarter. Applied Matls Inc now has $51.27 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.94% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $50.86. About 14.63M shares traded or 4.35% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 12.95% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.38% the S&P500. Some Historical AMAT News: ; 23/03/2018 – Applied Materials Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average; 19/04/2018 – Applied Materials Closes Below 200-Day Average: Technicals; 17/05/2018 – Applied Materials 2Q Adj EPS $1.22; 26/04/2018 – ADVISORY-Alert on Applied Materials CEO commenting on blockchain technology withdrawn; 14/05/2018 – APPLIED MATERIALS INC AMAT.O : CITIGROUP RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $78 FROM $70; 29/05/2018 – Applied Materials at AllianceBernstein Conference Tomorrow; 18/05/2018 – Applied Materials Volume Jumps More Than Eight Times Average; 11/05/2018 – Sentry Investments Adds Applied Materials, Exits Sensata: 13F; 17/05/2018 – Chip gear maker Applied Materials reports 29 pct rise in revenue; 17/05/2018 – APPLIED MATERIALS INC AMAT.O QUARTERLY NON-GAAP SHR $1.22

Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc decreased Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) stake by 85.91% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc sold 13,920 shares as Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN)’s stock declined 5.31%. The Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc holds 2,283 shares with $350,000 value, down from 16,203 last quarter. Accenture Plc Ireland now has $104.72 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $162.84. About 2.88M shares traded or 32.80% up from the average. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 26.72% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.15% the S&P500. Some Historical ACN News: ; 31/05/2018 – OpenX Appoints Accenture Executive Roxanne Taylor to Board of Directors; 23/03/2018 – Techedge considers new acquisitions following NIMBL takeover, plans Milan IPO – CEO; 22/03/2018 – ACCENTURE PLC – COMPANY DECLARES SEMI-ANNUAL CASH DIVIDEND OF $1.33 PER SHARE; 19/04/2018 – Pension Benefits Are Critical Factor for Workers – Regardless of Age – in Deciding Whether to Accept a Job, Accenture Surve; 22/03/2018 – Accenture Sees FY EPS $6.40-EPS $6.49; 25/04/2018 – Accenture to Audiocast Investor & Analyst Conference Today; 09/03/2018 – TOYOTA MOTOR CORP – THE COMPANIES HAVE STARTED TO DEPLOY THE SYSTEM IN METROPOLITAN TOKYO ON A TRIAL BASIS; 23/05/2018 – Accenture Commits US$200 Million to Education, Training and Skills Initiatives Over Next Three Years to Equip Disadvantaged; 22/03/2018 – ACCENTURE PLC QTRLY TOTAL NET REVENUES $9.59 BLN VS $8.32 BLN; 06/03/2018 – ACCENTURE PLC – TERMS OF TRANSACTION WERE NOT DISCLOSED

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) to report earnings on August, 16. They expect $1.16 earnings per share, up 34.88% or $0.30 from last year’s $0.86 per share. AMAT’s profit will be $1.17B for 10.96 P/E if the $1.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.22 actual earnings per share reported by Applied Materials, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.92% negative EPS growth.

Since December 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $10.41 million activity. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $922,050 was made by Iannotti Thomas J on Thursday, March 8. 4,000 Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shares with value of $214,680 were sold by Forrest Stephen R. Nalamasu Omkaram sold $2.83 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Tuesday, January 2. On Friday, December 29 the insider Salehpour Ali sold $6.44M.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. has $76.0 highest and $12 lowest target. $58.42’s average target is 14.86% above currents $50.86 stock price. Applied Materials Inc. had 124 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7500 target in Friday, May 18 report. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Thursday, October 19. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 6 by Piper Jaffray. On Tuesday, August 1 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Goldman Sachs maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Thursday, June 2. Goldman Sachs has “Buy” rating and $27 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 25 by CLSA. FBR Capital maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Tuesday, January 16. FBR Capital has “Buy” rating and $71.0 target. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, February 19. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 19 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Friday, May 20 by Cowen & Co.

More notable recent Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Applied Materials Announces Cash Dividend” on June 07, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Major Semiconductor Stocks See Rising Tide in Short Interest” published on June 12, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Applied Materials Brings Havoc to Semiconductor Capital Equipment Space” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Applied Materials Is So Attractive Under $50” published on May 22, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Applied Materials, Inc. Stock Was Hammered by Earnings, Time to Profit” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.09, from 0.86 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 50 investors sold AMAT shares while 356 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 278 raised stakes. 762.68 million shares or 4.33% less from 797.20 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Cwm Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 2,663 shares. Amer Beacon Inc invested in 1.31% or 2,225 shares. 190,734 are held by Piedmont Investment Ltd Llc. New Amsterdam Partners Llc has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Fukoku Mutual Life Insur, Japan-based fund reported 11,600 shares. Btc Management reported 98,334 shares. Glaxis Capital Mngmt Limited Company has invested 10.93% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Trustees Of Dartmouth College accumulated 385 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Sol Capital Mgmt Commerce holds 9,100 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Hsbc Holding Public Ltd Co holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 1.26 million shares. The California-based Diligent Investors Ltd has invested 0.59% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Webster National Bank N A has 533 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Lakeview Partners Limited Liability Co holds 0.3% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 7,060 shares. Raymond James Finance Services Advisors Incorporated has invested 0.04% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Massmutual Trust Company Fsb Adv has invested 0% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.04, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 50 investors sold ACN shares while 396 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 326 raised stakes. 449.75 million shares or 1.56% less from 456.89 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Penn Davis Mcfarland reported 2.26% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Mirae Asset Global Invests Communication Ltd holds 0.06% or 31,466 shares. Calamos Lc, Illinois-based fund reported 220,394 shares. Arvest Retail Bank Trust Division holds 178,954 shares. Jnba Financial Advisors holds 0.02% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) or 1,620 shares. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited Company reported 462 shares or 0% of all its holdings. First Pacific Ltd Company has invested 0% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Connors Investor Ser holds 0.47% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 20,900 shares. Field And Main Bank & Trust accumulated 4,850 shares. Pitcairn invested in 0.03% or 1,917 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies owns 32,287 shares. Argi Inv Services Limited Liability invested in 0.02% or 2,219 shares. Park Circle has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.5% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) or 9,402 shares. Cohen Steers has invested 0.05% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN).

Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc increased Comcast Corp New (NASDAQ:CMCSA) stake by 26,823 shares to 185,287 valued at $6.33M in 2018Q1. It also upped Hp Inc stake by 30,477 shares and now owns 306,120 shares. Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLK) was raised too.

Analysts await Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) to report earnings on June, 28 before the open. They expect $1.71 earnings per share, up 12.50% or $0.19 from last year’s $1.52 per share. ACN’s profit will be $1.10B for 23.81 P/E if the $1.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.58 actual earnings per share reported by Accenture plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.23% EPS growth.

More notable recent Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Accenture Opens Liquid Studio and Nano Lab in Bratislava to Help Clients Innovate by Accelerating Application …” on June 13, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “What’s Accenture’s Secret Sauce?” published on June 09, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Accenture (ACN) Research Reports Approx. 86% of Aerospace & Defense Cos. Plan to Integrate Blockchain by 2021” on June 12, 2018. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Accenture to Host Conference Call Thursday, June 28, to Discuss Third-Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results” published on June 12, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Efma and Accenture Announce Winners of Efma – Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2018” with publication date: June 12, 2018.

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