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As Woodward (WWD) Stock Value Rose, Stone Run Capital Has Lifted Its Stake; Jag Capital Management Trimmed Its Applied Materials (AMAT) Position by $13.88 Million

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Stone Run Capital Llc increased its stake in Woodward Inc (WWD) by 28.56% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stone Run Capital Llc bought 15,350 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.65% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 69,100 shares of the energy company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $4.95M, up from 53,750 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stone Run Capital Llc who had been investing in Woodward Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.85 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $78.85. About 327,898 shares traded or 32.62% up from the average. Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) has risen 8.91% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.66% the S&P500. Some Historical WWD News: 07/05/2018 – Aviation Cap Group Announces Todd Woodward to Transfer to Pacific Life; 16/04/2018 – Michigan PSC: M-1 (Woodward Avenue) repairs planned between 14 Mile Road and Quarton Road; 20/04/2018 – Art Institute of California – San Diego Graduate Justin Woodward Named James Beard Award Nominee; 23/04/2018 – WOODWARD 2Q ADJ EPS 82C, EST. 80C; 23/04/2018 – WOODWARD INC WWD.O FY2018 SHR VIEW $3.35, REV VIEW $2.25 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 12/03/2018 Paul Woodward Joins Balluun’s Advisory Board; 23/04/2018 – WOODWARD SEES YR ADJ. EPS $3.60 TO $3.80; 14/03/2018 – Michigan.gov: M-1 (Woodward Avenue) lane closure during downtown Detroit events to improve safety; 09/04/2018 – WOODWARD INC WWD.O – WOODWARD RECORDS ANTICIPATED CHARGES RELATED TO DUARTE RELOCATION; 16/04/2018 – Michigan.gov: M-1 (Woodward Avenue) repairs planned between 14 Mile Road and Quarton Road

Jag Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) by 93.29% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jag Capital Management Llc sold 252,419 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.54% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,155 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.01M, down from 270,574 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jag Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Applied Materials Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $49.71B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.76% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $49.31. About 15.79M shares traded or 10.57% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 12.95% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.38% the S&P500. Some Historical AMAT News: 17/05/2018 – APPLIED MATERIALS INC AMAT.O QUARTERLY GAAP SHR $1.09; 17/05/2018 – Applied Materials 2Q Gross Margin 45.8%; 17/05/2018 – APPLIED MATERIALS INC AMAT.O QUARTERLY NON-GAAP SHR $1.22; 17/05/2018 – Applied Materials Delivers Strong Year-On-Year Growth in Quarterly Revenue and Earnings Per Share; 18/05/2018 – Applied Materials Records Highest COGS in Over 28 Years; 29/05/2018 – Applied Materials at AllianceBernstein Conference Tomorrow; 30/04/2018 – Delaware US Growth Adds Applied Materials, Exits Celgene; 18/05/2018 – Applied Materials Stokes Analyst Fears of Slowing Display Market; 17/05/2018 – Applied Materials 2Q Net $1.13B; 26/04/2018 – APPLIED MATERIALS INC CEO LISA SU SAYS BLOCKCHAIN IS A GOOD TECHNOLOGY BUT IS A DISTRACTION IN THE SHORT TERM – CNBC

Jag Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.15B and $541.06 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) by 24,830 shares to 50,332 shares, valued at $2.20 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) by 60,867 shares in the quarter, for a total of 106,367 shares, and has risen its stake in Westrock Co.

Since December 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $10.41 million activity. Forrest Stephen R had sold 4,000 shares worth $214,680. On Tuesday, January 2 Nalamasu Omkaram sold $2.83 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 53,466 shares. $922,050 worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) was sold by Iannotti Thomas J on Thursday, March 8.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.09, from 0.86 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 50 investors sold AMAT shares while 356 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 278 raised stakes. 762.68 million shares or 4.33% less from 797.20 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Renaissance Ltd Liability Corp reported 1.24% stake. Hm Payson has 279,499 shares for 0.64% of their portfolio. Meritage Portfolio Management stated it has 1.42% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Ellington Grp Lc holds 0.06% or 14,200 shares. Meristem Llp holds 0.13% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 6,428 shares. Profund Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 325,733 shares. Augustine Asset Management Inc stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Investment Counsel reported 0.78% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) invested 0.21% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Psagot House has invested 0.01% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Calamos Wealth Management Ltd has 0.15% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 22,004 shares. Atlas Browninc reported 0.06% stake. Nomura reported 213,047 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd stated it has 0.02% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 336,616 are held by Comerica Savings Bank.

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) to report earnings on August, 16. They expect $1.16 earnings per share, up 34.88% or $0.30 from last year’s $0.86 per share. AMAT’s profit will be $1.17 billion for 10.63 P/E if the $1.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.22 actual earnings per share reported by Applied Materials, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.92% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Buy Alibaba – Cramer’s Lightning Round (6/12/18)” on June 13, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Applied Materials Announces Cash Dividend” published on June 07, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Stifel Stays Very Positive on Semiconductor Capital Equipment Stocks” on June 08, 2018. More interesting news about Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Applied Materials Is So Attractive Under $50” published on May 22, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Applied Materials, Inc. Stock Was Hammered by Earnings, Time to Profit” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 125 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Tuesday, August 1. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. B. Riley & Co upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, May 20 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 30. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 2 report. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Tuesday, March 27. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Monday, May 21. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Monday, September 18.

Among 12 analysts covering Woodward Governor (NASDAQ:WWD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Woodward Governor had 33 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Jefferies. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, July 17. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 24 by Credit Suisse. SunTrust maintained Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) on Monday, January 22 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, April 23 by Jefferies. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by Barrington Research on Friday, September 16. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Suntrust Robinson. Stephens maintained it with “Buy” rating and $89.0 target in Monday, March 19 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer initiated the shares of WWD in report on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.10, from 1.23 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 33 investors sold WWD shares while 74 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 43.23 million shares or 1.30% less from 43.80 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement Systems invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Old Second Bancorporation Of Aurora invested in 1,200 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Guggenheim Limited Co accumulated 4,742 shares. Moreover, Epoch Invest Prns has 0.14% invested in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) for 566,508 shares. Jennison Assocs Limited Company holds 3,874 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas has invested 0.02% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability Co has 0% invested in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) for 16,529 shares. Yhb Invest Advsr Inc reported 0.2% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Savant Lc owns 0.79% invested in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) for 51,975 shares. Keybank Natl Association Oh stated it has 10,400 shares. Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio stated it has 0.01% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Mycio Wealth Partners Limited Liability accumulated 20,000 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) for 153,554 shares. Champlain Inv Limited Company has invested 0.95% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 3,282 shares.

Since April 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $7.02 million activity. 62,000 shares were sold by GENDRON THOMAS A, worth $4.54 million on Tuesday, May 8. 7,000 shares were sold by Preiss Chad Robert, worth $533,553 on Monday, May 21. 3,800 Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) shares with value of $276,369 were sold by COHN JOHN D. Taylor Matthew Freeman sold $293,011 worth of stock. $869,991 worth of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) was sold by DONOVAN PAUL.

More recent Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Woodward Announces Completion of L’Orange Acquisition” on June 04, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for B. Riley Financial, Woodward, Sientra, NL Industries …” on May 29, 2018. 9News.com‘s news article titled: “Colorado aerospace company completes Rolls-Royce unit purchase” with publication date: June 04, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Stone Run Capital Llc, which manages about $170.00M and $190.50 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Emerson Elec Co (NYSE:EMR) by 16,600 shares to 89,550 shares, valued at $6.12 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) by 36,050 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 23,675 shares, and cut its stake in Bio Techne Corp (NASDAQ:TECH).

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