First Citizens Bank & Trust Co Lifted Applied Matls (AMAT) Holding; Blackrock Muniholdings New York Quality Fund (MHN) Sentiment Is 1.7

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First Citizens Bank & Trust Co increased Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) stake by 40.52% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co acquired 9,098 shares as Applied Matls Inc (AMAT)’s stock rose 6.49%. The First Citizens Bank & Trust Co holds 31,552 shares with $1.61 million value, up from 22,454 last quarter. Applied Matls Inc now has $57.74B valuation. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $54.95. About 8.81 million shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 42.67% since April 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.12% the S&P500.

Blackrock Muniholdings New York Quality Fund Inc (MHN) investors sentiment increased to 1.7 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.99, from 0.71 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 17 investment managers opened new and increased holdings, while 10 sold and decreased stakes in Blackrock Muniholdings New York Quality Fund Inc. The investment managers in our database now possess: 2.35 million shares, up from 2.11 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Blackrock Muniholdings New York Quality Fund Inc in top ten holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 2 Reduced: 8 Increased: 7 New Position: 10.

Rmb Capital Management Llc holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Blackrock MuniHoldings New York for 147,294 shares. Edge Wealth Management Llc owns 9,741 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Moreover, National Asset Management Inc. has 0.03% invested in the company for 15,270 shares. The New York-based Shufro Rose & Co Llc has invested 0.03% in the stock. Guggenheim Capital Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 523,581 shares.

The stock increased 0.16% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $12.58. About 48,855 shares traded. Blackrock MuniHoldings New York (MHN) has declined 7.59% since April 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.14% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 119 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform” on Friday, August 19. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $42 target in Monday, February 13 report. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Friday, November 17. As per Thursday, March 31, the company rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas. On Wednesday, September 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Friday, February 19. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $22 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Wednesday, September 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 27 by Nomura. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 20 by UBS.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It dropped, 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. 311,635 were reported by Braun Stacey Associate. Federated Invsts Pa accumulated 1.15 million shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt System owns 95,395 shares. American Century Cos stated it has 11.12 million shares or 0.57% of all its holdings. Moreover, California State Teachers Retirement Sys has 0.19% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 1.77M shares. Allsquare Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 599 shares. Chemung Canal Trust Company invested in 7,361 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Highvista Strategies Limited Liability Co owns 11,400 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Mairs & Power holds 0% or 8,327 shares. Cordasco Fincl Net accumulated 69 shares. Bahl & Gaynor owns 6,080 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Susquehanna International Grp Llp reported 598,503 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Old Second Commercial Bank Of Aurora, a Illinois-based fund reported 108 shares. Cookson Peirce And invested 0.44% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT).

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