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Lam Research (LRCX) Analysts See $4.36 EPS; Thrivent Financial For Lutherans Has Increased Ply Gem Holdings (PGEM) Stake By $590,087

Analysts expect Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) to report $4.36 EPS on April, 17.They anticipate $1.56 EPS change or 55.71% from last quarter’s $2.8 EPS. LRCX’s profit would be $710.46M giving it 12.79 P/E if the $4.36 EPS is correct. After having $4.34 EPS previously, Lam Research Corporation’s analysts see 0.46% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $223.08. About 2.45M shares traded. Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) has risen 107.86% since March 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 91.16% the S&P500.

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased Ply Gem Holdings Inc (PGEM) stake by 186.84% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans acquired 34,711 shares as Ply Gem Holdings Inc (PGEM)’s stock declined 2.57%. The Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 53,289 shares with $909,000 value, up from 18,578 last quarter. Ply Gem Holdings Inc now has $1.48B valuation. It closed at $21.55 lastly. It is down 22.22% since March 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.52% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 51 investors sold Lam Research Corporation shares while 238 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 207 raised stakes. 146.35 million shares or 1.92% less from 149.22 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Amalgamated Bancorporation stated it has 19,460 shares. Hilltop owns 1,728 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Ardsley Advisory Prns stated it has 4,000 shares. Ivory Invest Mgmt Limited Liability holds 1.49% or 161,552 shares. 3,213 were reported by Beacon Fin. Origin Asset Mngmt Llp has 204,767 shares for 2.33% of their portfolio. 38,000 were accumulated by Sprott. First Merchants, a Indiana-based fund reported 4,866 shares. Duncker Streett And owns 250 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Usa Fincl Portformulas has 23,570 shares for 1.04% of their portfolio. Ballentine Ptnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.03% or 2,773 shares. 2,040 are owned by Covington. Regentatlantic Cap Limited Liability has invested 0.02% in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX). Hwg Lp reported 7 shares stake. Sei reported 115,789 shares.

Lam Research Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits worldwide. The company has market cap of $36.35 billion. The firm offers thin film deposition products, including SABRE electrochemical deposition products for copper damascene manufacturing; ALTUS systems to deposit conformal atomic layer films for tungsten metallization applications; VECTOR plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and atomic layer deposition systems to deposit oxides, nitrides, and carbides for hardmasks, multiple patterning films, anti-reflective layers, multi-layer stack films, and diffusion barriers; and Striker atomic layer deposition systems that deliver conformal dielectric films for spacer patterning and liner applications in various advanced memory and logic structures. It has a 24.5 P/E ratio. The Company’s thin film deposition products also comprise SPEED high-density plasma CVD products for applications in shallow trench isolation, pre-metal dielectrics, inter-layer dielectrics, inter-metal dielectrics, and passivation layers; and SOLA ultraviolet thermal processing products for treatment of back-end-of-line (BEOL) low-k dielectric films and front-end-of-line silicon nitride strained films.

Among 26 analysts covering Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. Lam Research Corporation had 82 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $200.0 target in Friday, September 1 report. On Friday, October 9 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. The rating was reinitiated by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, October 25 with “Neutral”. The stock of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, December 15. The rating was maintained by Needham on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy”. The stock of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, March 16 by Pacific Crest. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Monday, September 21 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 13 by UBS. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, December 19. The rating was upgraded by Instinet to “Buy” on Thursday, December 7.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 selling transactions for $17.45 million activity. 6,465 Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) shares with value of $1.39M were sold by ARCHER TIMOTHY. 750 shares valued at $146,318 were sold by NEWBERRY STEPHEN G on Tuesday, October 17. $987,770 worth of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) was sold by LORD PATRICK J. Varadarajan Seshasayee sold $5.47M worth of stock. On Thursday, March 8 O’Dowd Sarah A sold $390,194 worth of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) or 1,835 shares. The insider Gottscho Richard A sold $3.54M.

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans decreased American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) stake by 43,998 shares to 91,862 valued at $4.52 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced On Assignment Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) stake by 31,870 shares and now owns 178,908 shares. Bright Horizons Family Solutio (NYSE:BFAM) was reduced too.

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