Peel Hunt Reiterates GBX 380.00 Target Price On Joules Group Plc (LON:JOUL), Reiterates Buy Rating; Parametric Portfolio Associates Has Cut Applied Materials (AMAT) Stake

Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc decreased Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) stake by 4.99% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc sold 184,134 shares as Applied Materials Inc (AMAT)’s stock rose 23.58%. The Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc holds 3.51M shares with $182.65M value, down from 3.69 million last quarter. Applied Materials Inc now has $63.03 billion valuation. The stock increased 4.10% or $2.36 during the last trading session, reaching $59.99. About 23.27M shares traded or 67.63% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since March 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

In analysts report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday morning, Joules Group Plc (LON:JOUL) stock had its Buy Rating restate by investment analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 380.00 target on company. Peel Hunt’s target would indicate a potential upside of 19.12% from the company’s previous close.

Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc increased Loral Space & Communications I (NASDAQ:LORL) stake by 7,193 shares to 31,780 valued at $1.57 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Itv Plc Adr (ITVPY) stake by 32,290 shares and now owns 351,797 shares. Unsponsored Adr 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. has $76.0 highest and $12 lowest target. $55.08’s average target is -8.18% below currents $59.99 stock price. Applied Materials Inc. had 117 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Friday, September 29 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, February 19 report. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Monday, September 18 to “Outperform” rating. On Monday, February 26 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, December 10 by CLSA. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy” rating. Summit Research downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 11 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, August 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell”. DA Davidson downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, April 6 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It worsened, 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. Cibc Asset Mgmt, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 144,831 shares. Arrowstreet Capital Lp holds 10.09M shares or 1.41% of its portfolio. Rnc Llc holds 34,325 shares. 7,472 were accumulated by Trillium Asset Management Limited Com. Riverpoint Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.01% or 4,165 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.24% or 97,486 shares in its portfolio. Palladium Partners Ltd accumulated 0.45% or 113,905 shares. Univest Of Pennsylvania owns 93,022 shares. Convergence Investment Limited Liability Corp invested in 74,353 shares. Prudential Public Limited invested in 1.02 million shares or 0.17% of the stock. Moore Cap Management LP has 450,000 shares for 0.45% of their portfolio. Chicago Equity Ltd Liability invested in 0.41% or 247,320 shares. L S Advsrs stated it has 1.38% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Bokf Na stated it has 69,240 shares. Global X Lc holds 0.02% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 12,047 shares.

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) to report earnings on May, 17. They expect $1.13 earnings per share, up 43.04% or $0.34 from last year’s $0.79 per share. AMAT’s profit will be $1.19 billion for 13.27 P/E if the $1.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.06 actual earnings per share reported by Applied Materials, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.60% EPS growth.

Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $11.03 million activity. Salehpour Ali sold 125,125 shares worth $6.44 million. $214,680 worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shares were sold by Forrest Stephen R. Nalamasu Omkaram sold 53,466 shares worth $2.83M. Larkins Thomas F sold $1.54M worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Thursday, October 5.

Among 5 analysts covering Joules Group Plc (LON:JOUL), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Joules Group Plc has GBX 410 highest and GBX 200 lowest target. GBX 338.80’s average target is 7.83% above currents GBX 314.2 stock price. Joules Group Plc had 53 analyst reports since June 22, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Peel Hunt maintained Joules Group Plc (LON:JOUL) rating on Tuesday, December 13. Peel Hunt has “Buy” rating and GBX 240 target. FinnCap maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 235 target in Wednesday, January 11 report. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Thursday, September 8 with “Buy”. On Wednesday, December 7 the stock rating was maintained by FinnCap with “Buy”. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Buy”. The stock of Joules Group Plc (LON:JOUL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Beaufort Securities. As per Wednesday, January 17, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. Beaufort Securities maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 340 target in Thursday, February 1 report. On Wednesday, January 31 the stock rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy”. On Wednesday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by Beaufort Securities with “Buy”.