Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Has Boosted Position in Analog Devices (ADI); Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management LTD Lowered Its Applied Matls Com (AMAT) Stake by $926,313; Share Price Rose

December 8, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Analog Devices (ADI) by 19.21% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc bought 7,506 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.50% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 46,580 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.62 million, up from 39,074 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Analog Devices for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $31.74B market cap company. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $86.11. About 3.91 million shares traded or 61.65% up from the average. Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) has risen 45.85% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.15% the S&P500.

Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd decreased its stake in Applied Matls Inc Com (AMAT) by 50.61% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd sold 22,593 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 22,051 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $911,000, down from 44,644 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $55.78 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.53% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $52.3. About 14.69M shares traded or 29.66% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $585.75 million and $622.05M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Waters Corp. (NYSE:WAT) by 5,725 shares to 130,505 shares, valued at $23.99 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

Among 29 analysts covering Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Analog Devices has $112.0 highest and $50 lowest target. $83.88’s average target is -2.59% below currents $86.11 stock price. Analog Devices had 108 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $112.0 target in Tuesday, November 21 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co on Wednesday, August 30. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by Goldman Sachs. On Monday, September 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Evercore to “Buy”. On Wednesday, August 19 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”. B. Riley & Co maintained the shares of ADI in report on Wednesday, August 19 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 30. The stock of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, January 18 by Nomura. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 22 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q2 2017. Its down 1.62, from 2.76 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 66 investors sold ADI shares while 222 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 248 raised stakes. 313.75 million shares or 0.35% less from 314.84 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. North Star Mngmt holds 0.03% in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) or 2,500 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 290,119 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue accumulated 0.11% or 20,652 shares. Kentucky Retirement Systems Tru Fund invested 0.14% in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI). Whittier Tru Of Nevada reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI). Associated Banc holds 148,109 shares or 0.65% of its portfolio. Price T Rowe Associate Incorporated Md invested in 3.80 million shares. Qs Invsts Limited Com has invested 0% in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI). The Texas-based Cypress Asset Tx has invested 0.73% in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI). Farmers Trust, Ohio-based fund reported 3,540 shares. First Pacific Advsr Lc has invested 2.41% in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI). The United Kingdom-based Gsa Partners Llp has invested 0.07% in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI). Jones Fin Lllp has 0% invested in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI). Advisor Ptnrs Limited Liability owns 8,203 shares. Asset Grp Inc Inc owns 3,335 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio.

More notable recent Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Analog Devices Investors Are Looking Forward to This Week’s Report” on November 21, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Lifshitz & Miller LLP Announces Investigation of Analog Devices, Inc …” published on November 11, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Analog Devices Inc (ADI) President & CEO Vincent Roche Sold $8.5 million of Shares” on December 06, 2017. More interesting news about Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 30, 2017” published on November 29, 2017 as well as Zacks.com‘s news article titled: “Here’s Why You Should Bet on Analog Devices (ADI) Stock” with publication date: November 28, 2017.

More notable recent Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “Chip gear maker Applied Materials posts strong results, forecast” on November 16, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Applied Materials Beats, Raises, CEO Gets Bullish” published on November 20, 2017, Benzinga.com published: “Applied Materials Outperforms Despite Volatility, Says Wells Fargo” on December 06, 2017. More interesting news about Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Applied Materials Becomes Oversold (AMAT)” published on December 04, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Booming Chips” with publication date: November 28, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.33, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold AMAT shares while 346 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. 826.54 million shares or 0.80% less from 833.19 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Utd Capital Financial Advisers Ltd Liability Corp holds 59,768 shares. Kempen Nv accumulated 78,914 shares or 0.31% of the stock. Ameriprise Fincl, a Minnesota-based fund reported 11.26 million shares. Commercial Bank Of Nova Scotia reported 242,587 shares. Atlantic Trust Group Lc owns 43,288 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Barclays Public Limited Company reported 1.10 million shares stake. Greenleaf Trust has 0.01% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Parkwood Limited Liability stated it has 0.07% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Geneva Advsr Ltd Liability Corp holds 20,598 shares. Mark Sheptoff Planning Limited holds 1.03% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 36,130 shares. Hartford Invest Mgmt has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). California-based Cheviot Value Mngmt Ltd Co has invested 0.19% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Commonwealth Savings Bank Of has invested 0.04% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Van Eck Assoc holds 0.13% or 555,985 shares in its portfolio. Amer Intll Gru holds 509,855 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio.

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 106 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Agricole upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, September 25 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, November 17 report. On Friday, June 10 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, December 15. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 6 with “Buy”. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, March 31 by BNP Paribas. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Monday, August 15. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $35 target. On Friday, August 19 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Susquehanna to “Negative” on Tuesday, April 19. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Thursday, August 13.

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