First National Trust Co Upped Its Applied Matls (AMAT) Stake; Profile of 15 Analysts Covering Green Plains Inc. (GPRE)

February 17, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Among 16 analysts covering Green Plains Renewable Energy (NASDAQ:GPRE), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Green Plains Renewable Energy had 29 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Stephens with “Overweight” on Tuesday, July 21. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, July 21 by Credit Suisse. Piper Jaffray maintained Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) rating on Wednesday, August 2. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $1900 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Barclays Capital. On Monday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Tuesday, July 21. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, November 3 by PiperJaffray. Robert W. Baird initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $22 target in Tuesday, July 21 report. BB&T Capital initiated the shares of GPRE in report on Thursday, November 19 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of GPRE in report on Friday, September 15 with “Buy” rating. See Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) latest ratings:

07/02/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $25.0
03/11/2017 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
24/10/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $25.0 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $25.0 Maintain
06/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0 Maintain
15/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $25.0 Maintain
14/09/2017 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Buy New Target: $29 Initiates Coverage On
04/09/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0 Maintain




First National Trust Co increased Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) stake by 10.96% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. First National Trust Co acquired 5,846 shares as Applied Matls Inc (AMAT)’s stock rose 23.58%. The First National Trust Co holds 59,191 shares with $3.08M value, up from 53,345 last quarter. Applied Matls Inc now has $57.88 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.93% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $55.03. About 27.81M shares traded or 102.49% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

First National Trust Co decreased Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL) stake by 5,045 shares to 70,712 valued at $5.76M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) stake by 21,587 shares and now owns 79,212 shares. Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) 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. 27,416 are owned by Ls Investment Advsr Ltd Liability. Shamrock Asset Management Ltd Liability Co invested in 100 shares. Highland Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.08% or 20,405 shares. Seatown Hldg Pte Limited has 888,500 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs Inc has invested 0.42% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj owns 0.23% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 10,000 shares. National Asset stated it has 10,477 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Moreover, Miles Capital Incorporated has 0.15% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 5,011 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset accumulated 881,684 shares. Calamos Wealth Ltd Llc accumulated 23,673 shares or 0.17% of the stock. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 598,409 shares. Tdam Usa accumulated 351,223 shares. Cantab Capital Ptnrs Llp stated it has 34,595 shares or 0.26% of all its holdings. Messner And Smith Theme Value Investment Mgmt Ltd Ca holds 21,690 shares or 1.76% of its portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board owns 1.37M shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio.

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. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 15 by Susquehanna. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, September 27. Credit Agricole upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 19 report. The rating was upgraded by DA Davidson on Monday, June 27 to “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Thursday, September 28. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 20 by B. Riley & Co. Susquehanna downgraded the stock to “Negative” rating in Tuesday, April 19 report. As per Monday, October 26, the company rating was upgraded by Nomura. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, August 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Outperform” rating by BNP Paribas on Thursday, March 31.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $12.03 million activity. $214,680 worth of stock was sold by Forrest Stephen R on Wednesday, January 3. Another trade for 53,466 shares valued at $2.83 million was sold by Nalamasu Omkaram. 22,762 shares were sold by Karsner Alexander, worth $1.00M on Wednesday, August 23. Salehpour Ali sold $6.44 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Friday, December 29. On Thursday, October 5 the insider Larkins Thomas F sold $1.54M.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $19,026 activity. On Thursday, September 7 the insider Vojslavek Anthony R sold $19,026.

The stock decreased 1.03% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $19.15. About 452,362 shares traded. Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) has risen 33.17% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.47% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 26 investors sold Green Plains Inc. shares while 32 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 44.55 million shares or 6.11% more from 41.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corp reported 8,585 shares stake. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 28,468 shares stake. Pinebridge L P has invested 0.02% in Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE). Qs Invsts Limited Com owns 0.01% invested in Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) for 49,119 shares. North Star Invest Mgmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) for 220 shares. Moreover, South Dakota Council has 0.01% invested in Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE). Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Group Inc Lc holds 500 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans owns 23,820 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky reported 12,400 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn has 61,679 shares. Blackrock has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE). 12,390 are owned by Landscape Capital Mgmt. Granite Limited Co holds 0.67% of its portfolio in Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) for 536,676 shares. Financial Bank Of America De accumulated 58,429 shares. Voya Inv Ltd Liability Co invested 0% in Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE).

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