Gareth Morgan Investments Limited Partnership Has Lowered Masco (MAS) Position; Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership Increased Applied Matls (AMAT) Position

February 22, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) stake by 48.15% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership acquired 3.28 million shares as Applied Matls Inc (AMAT)’s stock rose 23.58%. The Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership holds 10.09M shares with $525.45M value, up from 6.81M last quarter. Applied Matls Inc now has $59.04B valuation. The stock decreased 0.94% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $56.13. About 16.46M shares traded or 19.87% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Gareth Morgan Investments Limited Partnership decreased Masco Corp (MAS) stake by 24.02% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Gareth Morgan Investments Limited Partnership sold 52,306 shares as Masco Corp (MAS)’s stock rose 10.38%. The Gareth Morgan Investments Limited Partnership holds 165,466 shares with $6.46M value, down from 217,772 last quarter. Masco Corp now has $13.29B valuation. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $42.4. About 3.79M shares traded or 26.20% up from the average. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has risen 18.02% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.32% the S&P500.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $11.03 million activity. $2.83 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) was sold by Nalamasu Omkaram. 4,000 shares valued at $214,680 were sold by Forrest Stephen R on Wednesday, January 3. 30,000 shares were sold by Larkins Thomas F, worth $1.54 million. $1.00M worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) was sold by Karsner Alexander on Wednesday, August 23. $6.44 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) was sold by Salehpour Ali on Friday, December 29.

Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership decreased Banco Santander Brasil S A (NYSE:BSBR) stake by 1.35 million shares to 8.00 million valued at $69.91M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ryder Sys Inc (NYSE:R) stake by 33,400 shares and now owns 125,300 shares. Priceline Grp Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold AMAT shares while 325 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 263 raised stakes. 811.15 million shares or 1.86% less from 826.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bellecapital Intll Ltd invested 0.38% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Putnam Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 4.23M shares. Commercial Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation has 0.2% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Northern Corp accumulated 13.87M shares. Mcf Advsr Limited Liability holds 0.04% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 3,679 shares. Koshinski Asset Mngmt Inc, a Illinois-based fund reported 27,480 shares. 51,309 are owned by Da Davidson & Communications. Koch Industries stated it has 0.08% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Richard Bernstein Advisors Limited Liability Com owns 114,709 shares for 0.41% of their portfolio. Northpointe Cap reported 75,885 shares or 0.42% of all its holdings. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.23% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 3.39 million shares. Baystate Wealth Lc has invested 0% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Miles Cap reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Numeric owns 3.07 million shares. Gamco Invsts Et Al invested in 0% or 12,470 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 116 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup upgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Wednesday, May 25 to “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 15 report. On Thursday, March 31 the stock rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas to “Outperform”. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 17 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, August 18 with “Outperform”. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Buy” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, July 7. Argus Research maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Monday, August 17 with “Buy” rating. Susquehanna maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Thursday, February 15. Susquehanna has “Buy” rating and $73.0 target. Pacific Crest maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $23 target in Thursday, March 10 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 49 investors sold MAS shares while 180 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 275.40 million shares or 0.11% more from 275.10 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Valley Natl Advisers reported 0% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System accumulated 503,425 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 0.01% invested in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Pitcairn Company invested in 6,646 shares. Chicago Equity Prtn Limited Liability Co holds 0.02% or 13,670 shares in its portfolio. Guardian Life Ins Communications Of America invested in 737 shares or 0% of the stock. Tower Research Limited Liability (Trc) stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Shell Asset Mngmt Communication stated it has 60,537 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Jaffetilchin Invest Prtnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 11,238 shares. Toronto Dominion National Bank & Trust holds 0.02% or 120,907 shares in its portfolio. Palisade Limited Liability Com Nj holds 10,000 shares. Prudential Fincl invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Pax Ww Mgmt Limited Com stated it has 40,597 shares. Robecosam Ag holds 388,831 shares. Prelude Capital Mngmt Llc accumulated 1,075 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Masco (NYSE:MAS), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Masco had 60 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 25. The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 9 by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform”. As per Thursday, September 29, the company rating was initiated by Wells Fargo. The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by RBC Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of MAS in report on Tuesday, September 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, December 16. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 31. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform”. SunTrust upgraded the shares of MAS in report on Tuesday, July 28 to “Buy” rating.

Gareth Morgan Investments Limited Partnership increased Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) stake by 23,887 shares to 115,475 valued at $2.14M in 2017Q3. It also upped Sba Communications Corp New stake by 3,306 shares and now owns 20,782 shares. Expedia Inc Del (NASDAQ:EXPE) was raised too.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $2.95 million activity. 2,266 Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) shares with value of $84,663 were sold by Cole Kenneth G.. Gross Joseph B. sold 2,337 shares worth $87,708. Lindow John P sold $682,254 worth of stock or 17,026 shares. Sznewajs John G sold $2.09 million worth of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) on Friday, October 27.

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