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AMAT

Applied Materials

$55.26

0.43 (0.78%)

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Applied Materials to post another record quarter, says DA Davidson

DA Davidson analyst Thomas Diffely kept his Buy rating and $70 price target on Applied Materials ahead of its Q2 earnings this week, saying that the "red-hot" memory market should produce another "record quarter and strong outlook" for the company. The analyst adds that emerging industry trends such as AI, autonomous driving, big data, internet of things, and others, are also driving "dramatic increases in semiconductor content across multiple device types", positioning the company positively over then next few years.

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AMAT Applied Materials
$55.26

0.43 (0.78%)

04/04/18
UBSW
04/04/18
INITIATION
Target $58
UBSW
Neutral
Applied Materials initiated with a Neutral at UBS
UBS started Applied Materials with a Neutral rating and $58 price target.
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STFL
04/18/18
NO CHANGE
STFL
Lam reiteration of WFE view not a negative sign, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Patrick Ho acknowledged that Lam Research (LRCX) did not provide any significant "new" news related to 2018 wafer fab equipment spending and reiterated its previous guidance of low double-digit year-over-year growth with only a modest change in mix. However, this reiteration is not a negative sign on the current environment or 2018 as a whole, said Ho, who advises using any selloff in the group following Lam's report as a buying opportunity. He continues to prefer Applied Materials (AMAT) and MKS Instruments (MKSI) as his most preferred names in Semiconductor Capital Equipment, while also having Buy ratings on Lam Research and Entegris (ENTG).
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Buy
Citi upgrades Lam Research to Buy ahead of strong 2019 equipment spending
As previously reported, Citi analyst Atif Malik upgraded Lam Research (LRCX) to Buy from Neutral, as he believes his concerns about weak NAND memory spending this year are now mostly priced-in and he sees investments planned by Samsung and others leading to higher year-over-year NAND equipment spending growth in 2019. He also assumes strong DRAM equipment spending this year, Malik tells investors. Malik noted that his 2019 wafer fab equipment spending forecast of $61B is above the consensus view of $58B. He still identifies Applied Materials (AMAT) as his number one U.S. semi capital equipment pick, placing KLA-Tencor (KLAC) at number two.
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COWN
05/14/18
INITIATION
Target $60
COWN
Market Perform
Applied Materials initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen
Cowen initiated Applied Materials with a Market Perform and $60 price target.

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