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Menora Mivtachim Holdings LTD Has Raised Its Position in Applied Matls (AMAT) by $7.75 Million as Share Value Rose; Enbridge (ENB) Market Valuation Declined While Farmers & Merchants Investments Has Lifted Its Holding

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Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd increased its stake in Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) by 40.26% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd bought 151,960 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.49% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 529,410 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $27.06M, up from 377,450 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $56.70 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.19% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $53.96. About 16.56 million shares traded or 19.60% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 42.67% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.12% the S&P500.

Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc increased its stake in Enbridge Inc (ENB) by 2.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc bought 7,937 shares as the company’s stock declined 21.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 326,361 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.76M, up from 318,424 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc who had been investing in Enbridge Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $55.93 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.92% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $33. About 5.73 million shares traded or 53.39% up from the average. Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) has declined 26.13% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.68% the S&P500.

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd, which manages about $2.59 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Check Point Software Tech Lt (NASDAQ:CHKP) by 1.44M shares to 5,075 shares, valued at $526,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Paypal Hldgs Inc by 96,725 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 391,150 shares, and cut its stake in Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA).

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 121 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Susquehanna downgraded the stock to “Negative” rating in Tuesday, April 19 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, April 14. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Monday, February 26 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. FBR Capital maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, August 18. The stock has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Monday, July 10. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Friday, June 10 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Susquehanna to “Neutral” on Tuesday, June 28.

More notable recent Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Applied Materials -2% on Q2 beats, mixed guidance” on May 17, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Applied Materials to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences” published on May 18, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Stock futures edge higher with trade talks in focus” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Semi capital equipment stocks move on Citi note” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Could Micron Technology, Inc. Almost Double to $100?” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It dived, 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. Redwood Invests Lc owns 225,306 shares or 0.81% of their US portfolio. Wade G W And holds 4,521 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Advisor Ptnrs Lc holds 0.31% or 30,362 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Inverness Counsel Ltd Liability Corporation New York has invested 1% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Livingston Grp Asset Management (Operating As Southport Management), a Tennessee-based fund reported 7,147 shares. Northpointe Cap Ltd Liability Company invested in 74,351 shares. Neuberger Berman Gp Lc has 0.01% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 191,090 shares. Commonwealth Comml Bank Of Australia holds 89,582 shares. Vanguard Grp invested in 76.88 million shares. Pillar Pacific Cap Management Lc holds 1.41% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 226,001 shares. Hl Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 92,012 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Wolverine Asset Lc reported 672 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Comm Ltd reported 1.09 million shares. Highland Capital Management Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). The Quebec – Canada-based Fiera Cap Corporation has invested 0% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT).

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

More notable recent Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Enbridge (ENB) Announces Simplification of Corporate Structure with Proposals to Acquire Sponsored Vehicle Equity …” on May 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Enbridge’s Q1: Excellent Improvement On Multiple Fronts” published on May 11, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) Establishes Conflicts Committee Following Offer from Enbridge (ENB)” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Enbridge considering additional asset sales, CEO Monaco says” published on May 10, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Enbridge Energy Partners, LP Acknowledges Enbridge Inc. Offer and Establishes a Special Committee” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

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