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United Technologies (UTX) Shareholder Northstar Investment Advisors Has Trimmed Its Holding by $2.15 Million as Stock Value Declined; Applied Matls (AMAT) Shareholder Sta Wealth Management Has Lowered Its Stake as Share Price Rose

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Northstar Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in United Technologies (UTX) by 19.64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northstar Investment Advisors Llc sold 16,953 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 69,380 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.85M, down from 86,333 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Northstar Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in United Technologies for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $97.95 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.84% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $122.42. About 4.08M shares traded. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has risen 12.03% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.48% the S&P500.

Sta Wealth Management Llc decreased its stake in Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) by 30.68% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sta Wealth Management Llc sold 6,954 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.49% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 15,709 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $803,000, down from 22,663 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sta Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $51.61 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.12% or $1.0632 during the last trading session, reaching $49.1168. About 7.03 million shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 42.67% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.12% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q4 2017. 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. Parnassus Invests Ca stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Eqis Capital has invested 0.07% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Calamos Limited Liability has invested 0.28% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Communication Ltd owns 1.09 million shares for 0.84% of their portfolio. 6,396 are held by Parsec Finance Mgmt. Gamco Et Al reported 12,240 shares stake. Seatown Holdings Pte Limited owns 888,500 shares for 4.3% of their portfolio. First Foundation Advsr invested in 0.02% or 7,874 shares. Colony Gru Lc invested 0.04% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Ameriprise Finance Inc holds 0.4% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 17.22M shares. First Dallas Secs reported 16,750 shares stake. Qcm Cayman accumulated 5,353 shares. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited Liability Company has 2,175 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Stratos Wealth Limited holds 0.04% or 19,385 shares in its portfolio. The Texas-based Shamrock Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT).

Sta Wealth Management Llc, which manages about $570.34M and $373.76 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Star Fd (VXUS) by 7,715 shares to 50,973 shares, valued at $2.90M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLK) by 12,529 shares in the quarter, for a total of 187,860 shares, and has risen its stake in Spdr Series Trust (SCPB).

Since December 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $10.41 million activity. $2.83M worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shares were sold by Nalamasu Omkaram. 15,000 shares were sold by Iannotti Thomas J, worth $922,050 on Thursday, March 8. On Wednesday, January 3 the insider Forrest Stephen R sold $214,680.

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 10.87 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.

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 120 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Friday, February 19 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, February 15 the stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Buy”. Citigroup maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Monday, November 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, June 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Needham on Monday, January 8. Susquehanna upgraded Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Tuesday, January 16 to “Positive” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 14 by B. Riley & Co. The stock has “Hold” rating by Nomura on Friday, August 14. Bank of America maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, November 17 with “Buy”.

Among 21 analysts covering United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. United Technologies Corporation had 84 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 15. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform” on Friday, January 5. As per Tuesday, December 5, the company rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities. On Thursday, July 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to “Outperform”. Jefferies maintained United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) rating on Friday, April 28. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $132 target. Citigroup maintained United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) on Thursday, September 10 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, May 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $102 target in Tuesday, December 15 report. Sterne Agee CRT downgraded United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) on Wednesday, January 6 to “Neutral” rating.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $1.06 million activity. $546,600 worth of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) was sold by Amato Elizabeth B on Friday, December 15.

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