Ebay Com (EBAY) Shares Rose While Williams Jones & Associates Trimmed by $467,362 Its Position; Criterion Capital Management Position In Applied Matls (AMAT) Was Has Raised

February 15, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Williams Jones & Associates Llc decreased its stake in Ebay Inc Com (EBAY) by 8.51% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Williams Jones & Associates Llc sold 12,299 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 132,150 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.08M, down from 144,449 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Williams Jones & Associates Llc who had been investing in Ebay Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $43.74B market cap company. The stock increased 1.84% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $43.22. About 7.74M shares traded. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has risen 44.45% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.75% the S&P500.

Christopher Lord increased its stake in Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) by 33.57% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Criterion Capital Management Llc bought 153,894 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.58% with the market. The hedge fund run by Christopher Lord held 612,300 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $31.90 million, up from 458,406 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Criterion Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $56.27B market cap company. The stock increased 2.96% or $1.54 during the last trading session, reaching $53.5. About 21.56 million shares traded or 62.53% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 47 investors sold EBAY shares while 306 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 878.69 million shares or 1.02% less from 887.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hartford Fincl Mgmt reported 820 shares. Moreover, Bbva Compass National Bank has 0.06% invested in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Ashfield Capital Prtnrs Limited Liability Company reported 0.08% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Barry Advisors Limited Com has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Tarbox Family Office Incorporated reported 403 shares stake. Parnassus Investments Ca owns 2.56 million shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Da Davidson Company accumulated 16,651 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.08% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Hamilton Point Invest Ltd Company holds 2.68% or 128,605 shares in its portfolio. Usca Ria Limited Liability Company owns 7,926 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Shannon River Fund Management Ltd Llc holds 7.12% or 566,156 shares in its portfolio. Omers Administration holds 0.05% or 118,300 shares. Nichols And Pratt Advisers Limited Liability Partnership Ma invested in 14,050 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life holds 0.03% or 6,060 shares in its portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt accumulated 14,626 shares or 0% of the stock.

Williams Jones & Associates Llc, which manages about $4.95 billion and $4.07 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mccormick & Co Inc Com Non Vtg (NYSE:MKC) by 306,243 shares to 430,621 shares, valued at $44.20 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ecolab Inc Com (NYSE:ECL) by 27,695 shares in the quarter, for a total of 711,713 shares, and has risen its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS).

Among 44 analysts covering eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), 25 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. eBay Inc had 160 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $36.0 target in Wednesday, October 11 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt given on Thursday, January 28. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, July 21. The stock has “Buy” rating by Aegis Capital on Thursday, February 1. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of EBAY in report on Thursday, July 21 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) earned “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, July 21. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of EBAY in report on Friday, July 14 with “Hold” rating. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, June 12. The rating was downgraded by Jyske Bank on Friday, March 18 to “Strong Buy”. Jefferies maintained eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) rating on Friday, June 2. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $3600 target.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $9.90 million activity. $2.61 million worth of stock was sold by FISHER STEPHEN on Friday, October 20. Another trade for 70,398 shares valued at $2.64 million was made by Yetto Kristin A on Friday, October 20. 34,832 eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) shares with value of $1.22M were sold by Lawton III Harry A. Another trade for 72,417 shares valued at $2.72M was made by Huber Marie Oh on Monday, October 23.

Criterion Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.75 billion and $2.35B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 106,604 shares to 809,993 shares, valued at $138.40 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) by 200,586 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.92M shares, and cut its stake in Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. 118,820 are held by Kelly Lawrence W & Associate Incorporated Ca. Fcg Advsrs Limited accumulated 5,280 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board stated it has 97,486 shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. Stifel accumulated 465,845 shares. 33,900 are owned by Legg Mason Asset Mngmt (Japan). Howe & Rusling Inc has 133,957 shares for 1.29% of their portfolio. Gilman Hill Asset Mgmt Ltd reported 0.32% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). The Indiana-based First In has invested 0.03% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Adirondack reported 0.14% stake. Clark Cap Mngmt Gp reported 417,910 shares stake. Cwm Lc invested in 0.01% or 2,242 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Switzerland) owns 0.12% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 23,783 shares. Carroll Financial Associate Inc invested in 73,954 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Europe) Ltd accumulated 13,008 shares. Washington Trust Bancshares accumulated 150,176 shares.

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 111 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Friday, August 18. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $52 target. The rating was downgraded by DA Davidson on Wednesday, April 6 to “Neutral”. DA Davidson upgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Monday, June 27 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by CLSA given on Friday, September 25. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Friday, August 12. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, November 17. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 19 by Needham. The rating was downgraded by Summit Research on Tuesday, August 11 to “Buy”.

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