Kempner Capital Management Has Cut Applied Materials (AMAT) Holding; 12 Analysts Are Bullish Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) Last Week

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Kempner Capital Management Inc decreased Applied Materials (AMAT) stake by 40.64% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Kempner Capital Management Inc sold 66,900 shares as Applied Materials (AMAT)’s stock rose 6.49%. The Kempner Capital Management Inc holds 97,713 shares with $5.00M value, down from 164,613 last quarter. Applied Materials now has $54.99 billion valuation. The stock decreased 3.59% or $1.95 during the last trading session, reaching $52.34. About 15.09M shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 42.67% since April 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.12% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Six Flags Entertainment has $76.0 highest and $4000 lowest target. $63.36’s average target is 1.93% above currents $62.16 stock price. Six Flags Entertainment had 35 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Oppenheimer. Sterne Agee CRT initiated Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX) rating on Tuesday, March 29. Sterne Agee CRT has “Neutral” rating and $58 target. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, December 9 with “Neutral”. The stock of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 18. The stock of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX) earned “Buy” rating by Hilliard Lyons on Wednesday, August 30. The stock of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 1 by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Tuesday, June 20 with “Outperform”. The stock of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 27 by FBR Capital. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was initiated by Stephens. See Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX) latest ratings:

15/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $65.0
08/01/2018 Broker: Wedbush Rating: Buy New Target: $76.0 Maintain
23/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $65.0 Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $72.0 Maintain

Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $10.41 million activity. Forrest Stephen R also sold $214,680 worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Wednesday, January 3. The insider Nalamasu Omkaram sold 53,466 shares worth $2.83M. On Friday, December 29 Salehpour Ali sold $6.44 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 125,125 shares. 15,000 shares were sold by Iannotti Thomas J, worth $922,050. Larkins Thomas F sold 30,000 shares worth $1.54 million.

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. $55.29’s average target is 5.64% above currents $52.34 stock price. Applied Materials Inc. had 118 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, May 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Wednesday, May 25. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, February 15. On Tuesday, January 19 the stock rating was upgraded by CLSA to “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Friday, August 14. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $25 target. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, May 20 by Cowen & Co. As per Tuesday, August 1, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 19 by Citigroup. As per Thursday, March 31, the company rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Thursday, February 15 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 52 investors sold AMAT shares while 367 reduced holdings. 113 funds opened positions while 249 raised stakes. 797.20 million shares or 1.72% less from 811.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stevens Management LP holds 0.86% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 432,886 shares. Willingdon Wealth Management owns 87 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Jabre Capital Prtnrs Sa invested 2.7% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 0.22% or 489,435 shares. Commonwealth State Bank Of Australia holds 89,582 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Blb&B Advsr Ltd Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 5,410 shares. Aperio Group Inc Ltd Liability Co reported 557,262 shares. Hillsdale Invest Mgmt invested in 0.08% or 10,100 shares. Cadence Capital Management Ltd has 5,492 shares. 139,099 are held by Horizon Invest Llc. Primecap Mgmt Company Ca stated it has 4.32 million shares. 225,306 are owned by Redwood Investments Ltd Liability Corp. Panagora Asset Mngmt has 0.4% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 2.11 million shares. Ci Invs owns 105,700 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Amica Mutual Insur invested in 0.36% or 71,531 shares.

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) to report earnings on May, 17. They expect $1.13 EPS, up 43.04% or $0.34 from last year’s $0.79 per share. AMAT’s profit will be $1.19B for 11.58 P/E if the $1.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.06 actual EPS reported by Applied Materials, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.60% EPS growth.

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates regional theme and water parks under the Six Flags brand name. The company has market cap of $5.26 billion. The companyÂ’s parks offer various thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts and shows, restaurants, game venues, and retail outlets, as well as family-oriented entertainment. It has a 20.12 P/E ratio. It owns and operates 18 parks, including 16 parks in the United States; 1 park in Mexico City, Mexico; and 1 park in Montreal, Canada.

The stock decreased 1.13% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $62.16. About 1.32 million shares traded or 48.41% up from the average. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX) has risen 3.06% since April 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.49% the S&P500.

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