Jcsd Capital Has Decreased First Bancorp Nc (FBNC) Holding by $420,210 as Share Price Declined; Strategic Wealth Advisors Groupinc Lifted Applied Matls (AMAT) Stake by $730,983

May 19, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Strategic Wealth Advisors Groupinc increased its stake in Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) by 22.04% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Strategic Wealth Advisors Groupinc bought 14,333 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.49% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 79,359 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.06 million, up from 65,026 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Strategic Wealth Advisors Groupinc who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $52.02 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 8.25% or $4.45 during the last trading session, reaching $49.51. About 48.72 million shares traded or 251.81% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 42.67% since May 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.12% the S&P500.

Jcsd Capital Llc decreased its stake in First Bancorp Nc (FBNC) by 6.78% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jcsd Capital Llc sold 12,006 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 165,000 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.83M, down from 177,006 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jcsd Capital Llc who had been investing in First Bancorp Nc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.21 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.14% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $40.72. About 142,522 shares traded or 70.21% up from the average. First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) has risen 23.28% since May 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.73% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. First Bancorp had 32 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Monday, June 26. The company was initiated on Wednesday, November 16 by Piper Jaffray. Piper Jaffray maintained First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) rating on Tuesday, July 25. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $3200 target. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital on Monday, February 5 with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of FBNC in report on Monday, January 29 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 24 by Zacks. The rating was downgraded by FIG Partners to “Market Perform” on Wednesday, May 11. The rating was downgraded by Gabelli to “Hold” on Monday, November 14. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 11 by Zacks. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, August 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.71 in Q4 2017. Its up 1.65, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 14 investors sold FBNC shares while 20 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 17.80 million shares or 8.54% more from 16.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Advsrs LP has invested 0% of its portfolio in First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC). Raymond James Financial Advsrs Incorporated has 23,130 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Bancorporation Of New York Mellon invested 0% of its portfolio in First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC). Us Commercial Bank De stated it has 0% of its portfolio in First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC). Moreover, Barclays Public Ltd Liability Company has 0% invested in First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC). Federated Investors Incorporated Pa stated it has 156,368 shares. Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De owns 126,678 shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas owns 9,054 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 2,160 are held by First Mercantile Tru. Creative Planning invested in 30,337 shares or 0% of the stock. Peak6 Investments Limited Partnership accumulated 10,800 shares. Voya Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 15,488 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insur Co The has invested 0% in First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC). Martin & Tn holds 0.68% or 61,155 shares. Moreover, Ccm Inv Advisers Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.14% invested in First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC).

Analysts await First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.70 EPS, up 55.56% or $0.25 from last year’s $0.45 per share. FBNC’s profit will be $20.77M for 14.54 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual EPS reported by First Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Jcsd Capital Llc, which manages about $119.78M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pacific Premier Bancorp (NASDAQ:PPBI) by 10,000 shares to 245,000 shares, valued at $9.80 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Evans Bancorp Inc (NYSEMKT:EVBN) by 15,724 shares in the quarter, for a total of 147,958 shares, and has risen its stake in Home Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:HOMB).

Since December 20, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 1 insider sale for $15,824 activity. Shares for $99,180 were bought by MOORE RICHARD H.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 52 investors sold AMAT shares while 367 reduced holdings. 113 funds opened positions while 249 raised stakes. 797.20 million shares or 1.72% less from 811.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Arizona State Retirement Systems holds 292,021 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Fred Alger Mngmt Inc accumulated 4.88 million shares. Waddell & Reed Inc invested 0.6% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Moreover, Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas has 0.18% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Mitsubishi Ufj Company Limited owns 2,310 shares for 0.5% of their portfolio. First Quadrant LP Ca reported 471,148 shares. Palisade Mgmt Lc Nj owns 164,788 shares. Camarda Fin Advsrs Limited Co has 1.88% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Atria Invests Ltd Liability reported 0.04% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Barnett Com Inc holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 4,300 shares. Gsa Capital Ptnrs Llp invested 0.59% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Mariner Wealth Ltd Liability has 0.02% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Intersect holds 5,466 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Alpha Cubed Invs Lc holds 0.23% or 34,286 shares. Renaissance Technologies Llc accumulated 279,348 shares.

Strategic Wealth Advisors Groupinc, which manages about $955.83M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lattice Strategies Tr by 180,702 shares to 480,252 shares, valued at $14.03 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (IVE) by 3,651 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,891 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VNQ).

Since December 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $10.41 million activity. $2.83 million worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) was sold by Nalamasu Omkaram. Forrest Stephen R had sold 4,000 shares worth $214,680 on Wednesday, January 3. On Thursday, March 8 Iannotti Thomas J sold $922,050 worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 15,000 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 123 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Thursday, August 13 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Friday, August 18. The firm has “Buy” rating by CLSA given on Tuesday, January 19. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Pacific Crest. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co on Friday, May 20. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 14 by UBS. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 18 report. As per Thursday, February 15, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Friday, August 14 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 23.

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