Hanseatic Management Services Trimmed Its Applied Materials (AMAT) Stake; Guaranty Bancshares (GNTY)’s Sentiment Is 1.73

March 20, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Guaranty Bank & Trust, N.A. that provides an array of relationship-driven commercial and consumer banking services and products for small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals in Texas. The company has market cap of $384.08 million. It offers various deposit products, such as checking and savings accounts; and personal loans, line of credit, SBA loans, and real estate loans, as well as mortgage warehouse loans and credit cards. It has a 24.81 P/E ratio. The firm also provides mortgage, trust, and wealth management services and products; and online and mobile banking, online cash management, and treasury management services.

Hanseatic Management Services Inc decreased Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) stake by 58.71% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hanseatic Management Services Inc sold 41,570 shares as Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT)’s stock rose 23.58%. The Hanseatic Management Services Inc holds 29,236 shares with $1.52 million value, down from 70,806 last quarter. Applied Materials Inc. now has $61.83B valuation. The stock increased 0.60% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $58.85. About 2.33 million shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) to report earnings on May, 17. They expect $1.13 EPS, up 43.04% or $0.34 from last year’s $0.79 per share. AMAT’s profit will be $1.19B for 13.02 P/E if the $1.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.06 actual EPS reported by Applied Materials, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.60% EPS growth.

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 117 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, August 19 report. Citigroup maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Friday, August 12. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $31 target. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, February 15 to “Buy”. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 19 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 13 by UBS. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 13. The firm earned “Positive” rating on Tuesday, January 16 by Susquehanna. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Friday, August 18. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 15. Credit Agricole upgraded Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Friday, September 25 to “Buy” rating.

Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $11.95 million activity. 4,000 shares were sold by Forrest Stephen R, worth $214,680. Nalamasu Omkaram sold $2.83 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Tuesday, January 2. The insider Iannotti Thomas J sold $922,050. Another trade for 30,000 shares valued at $1.54M was made by Larkins Thomas F on Thursday, October 5. 125,125 shares were sold by Salehpour Ali, worth $6.44 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It dropped, 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. Strategic Wealth Advsrs Grp Inc Limited Company invested 0.55% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 197,034 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund stated it has 0.28% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Engineers Gate Manager LP has invested 0.27% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Kbc Grp Nv invested in 0.28% or 582,639 shares. Jbf Cap Inc accumulated 199,230 shares or 1.18% of the stock. Sector Pension Inv Board has 119,368 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. 36,633 are owned by Mark Sheptoff Planning Ltd. Of Virginia Va owns 4,000 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Advisor Prtn Lc invested 0.3% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Cohen Lawrence B stated it has 64,469 shares or 2.19% of all its holdings. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Limited invested in 881,684 shares. Institute For Wealth Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.39% or 22,976 shares in its portfolio. Glg Partners Ltd Partnership owns 473,059 shares or 1.31% of their US portfolio. Univest Corp Of Pennsylvania reported 2.04% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT).

Ack Asset Management Llc holds 2.38% of its portfolio in Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. for 270,000 shares. Castine Capital Management Llc owns 98,385 shares or 1.16% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Fj Capital Management Llc has 1.14% invested in the company for 294,000 shares. The Connecticut-based Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc has invested 1.12% in the stock. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 156,481 shares.

The stock increased 0.26% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $34.73. About 1,036 shares traded. Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. (GNTY) has 0.00% since March 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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