Ngam Advisors LP Has Cut Hca Holdings (HCA) Holding By $11.30 Million; Polar Securities Has Lifted Applied Matls (AMAT) Stake By $5.85 Million

July 17, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Polar Securities Inc increased Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) stake by 1218.09% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Polar Securities Inc acquired 182,714 shares as Applied Matls Inc (AMAT)’s stock rose 23.58%. The Polar Securities Inc holds 197,714 shares with $6.38 million value, up from 15,000 last quarter. Applied Matls Inc now has $50.19 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.54% or $0.25 reaching $45.87 on the news. About 2.93 million shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Ngam Advisors Lp decreased Hca Holdings Inc (HCA) stake by 48.97% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Ngam Advisors Lp sold 152,770 shares as Hca Holdings Inc (HCA)’s stock declined 2.93%. The Ngam Advisors Lp holds 159,171 shares with $11.78M value, down from 311,941 last quarter. Hca Holdings Inc now has $31.83 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.05% or $0.04 reaching $86.68. About 189,564 shares traded. HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) has risen 7.08% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.62% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 75 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Buy”. DA Davidson upgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Monday, June 27 to “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, November 11 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Thursday, August 6 with “Buy” rating. Summit Research downgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Tuesday, August 11 to “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Monday, August 15. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $35 target. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Friday, February 19 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Susquehanna on Tuesday, April 19 to “Negative”. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Monday, October 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $12 target. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Neutral” on Monday, November 9.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $413,550 activity. 5,000 Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shares with value of $230,750 were sold by Forrest Stephen R.

Polar Securities Inc decreased Select Sector Spdr Tr (Put) (XLU) stake by 60,000 shares to 165,000 valued at $8.01 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Ishares Tr (IWM) stake by 2.52 million shares and now owns 7,700 shares. Medicines Co (Prn) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.13, from 1.17 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 64 investors sold AMAT shares while 272 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 239 raised stakes. 851.59 million shares or 0.22% more from 849.71 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. L S Advsr reported 1.86% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Bartlett And Co Ltd Liability Corp invested 0% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Korea Corp holds 0.5% or 3.21 million shares in its portfolio. Tennessee-based State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.36% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Horizon Inv Ser Ltd Liability holds 2.34% or 153,501 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta, a Alberta – Canada-based fund reported 22,900 shares. Keybank Association Oh reported 357,929 shares stake. Gateway Inv Advisers Ltd Llc holds 0.25% or 827,758 shares in its portfolio. City Holdings has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 5,405 are owned by Srb Corporation. Amica Retiree Med Tru, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 9,826 shares. Point72 Asset Management Limited Partnership owns 3.09 million shares. Fjarde Ap has 237,037 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Rnc Capital Mgmt Llc holds 37,075 shares. Tompkins owns 400 shares.

Ngam Advisors Lp increased Rexford Indl Rlty Inc (NYSE:REXR) stake by 19,414 shares to 273,430 valued at $6.34M in 2016Q4. It also upped Vanguard Index Fds (VO) stake by 8,944 shares and now owns 49,717 shares. Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) was raised too.

Among 23 analysts covering HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. HCA Holdings had 50 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Evercore. RBC Capital Markets maintained HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) on Wednesday, October 28 with “Outperform” rating. Leerink Swann downgraded the shares of HCA in report on Wednesday, January 6 to “Mkt Perform” rating. Morgan Stanley initiated HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) on Wednesday, June 7 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 22 by Mizuho. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of HCA in report on Thursday, March 24 with “Outperform” rating. On Thursday, June 16 the stock rating was initiated by Bernstein with “Market Perform”. Mizuho downgraded the shares of HCA in report on Wednesday, November 9 to “Neutral” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) on Thursday, October 13 to “Overweight” rating. Zacks downgraded HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) on Monday, August 17 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.79 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.12, from 0.67 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 69 investors sold HCA shares while 219 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 263.84 million shares or 1.88% more from 258.96 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Argent Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 4,300 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Blackrock Gp Ltd holds 0.12% or 3.38M shares in its portfolio. 386,195 are owned by Royal Comml Bank Of Canada. Segment Wealth Mngmt Ltd Com has 0.08% invested in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA). Owl Creek Asset Management Lp holds 3.58% or 742,709 shares. Paw Cap, a Connecticut-based fund reported 15,000 shares. Fukoku Mutual Life Ins has 0.03% invested in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) for 2,100 shares. Bridgeway Cap Mgmt holds 774,000 shares. Nbw Lc, Massachusetts-based fund reported 42,293 shares. Tarbox Grp Incorporated holds 0% in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) or 72 shares. Hgk Asset holds 1.96% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) for 193,611 shares. Riverhead Cap Mgmt Limited Co invested 0.13% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA). 30,680 were accumulated by Art Advisors Ltd. Thrivent For Lutherans invested in 0.02% or 60,100 shares. Gabelli And Co Invest Advisers has invested 0.03% in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA).

Analysts await HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) to report earnings on July, 25 before the open. They expect $1.80 earnings per share, up 8.43% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.66 per share. HCA’s profit will be $660.98M for 12.04 P/E if the $1.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.74 actual earnings per share reported by HCA Healthcare Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.45% EPS growth.

Since February 1, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 25 sales for $23.80 million activity. Chari Ravi S. also sold $1.30 million worth of HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) on Wednesday, February 1. $30.00 million worth of HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) shares were bought by FRIST THOMAS F JR. $210,000 worth of HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) was sold by Riley Wayne Joseph on Friday, February 10. Davis Jana Joustra sold $651,921 worth of stock or 7,903 shares. Hall Charles J had sold 100,000 shares worth $8.24M on Wednesday, February 1. Another trade for 361,205 shares valued at $30.00M was bought by FRIST PATRICIA C. The insider Torres Kathryn A. sold $142,148.

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