Guinness Asset Management LTD Has Lowered Applied Matls (AMAT) Holding; WIZARD WORLD (OTCBB:WIZD) Shorts Up By 338.64%

December 16, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Guinness Asset Management Ltd decreased Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) stake by 14.86% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Guinness Asset Management Ltd sold 12,860 shares as Applied Matls Inc (AMAT)’s stock rose 23.58%. The Guinness Asset Management Ltd holds 73,680 shares with $3.04M value, down from 86,540 last quarter. Applied Matls Inc now has $56.03 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.40% or $1.23 during the last trading session, reaching $52.54. About 14.58 million shares traded or 26.77% up from the average. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

WIZARD WORLD INCORPORATED (OTCBB:WIZD) had an increase of 338.64% in short interest. WIZD’s SI was 19,300 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 338.64% from 4,400 shares previously. With 122,200 avg volume, 0 days are for WIZARD WORLD INCORPORATED (OTCBB:WIZD)’s short sellers to cover WIZD’s short positions. The stock decreased 2.73% or $0.00545 during the last trading session, reaching $0.19455. About 150 shares traded. Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) has 0.00% since December 16, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Wizard World, Inc. produces pop culture live multimedia conventions in the United States. The company has market cap of $13.33 million. The Company’s live multimedia conventions provide a social networking and entertainment venue for enthusiasts of movies, TV shows, video games, technology, toys, social networking/gaming, comic books, and graphic novels. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s conventions also provide sales, marketing, product promotion, public relations, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities for entertainment, toy, gaming, publishing, and retail business.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 106 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Craig Hallum maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Friday, August 18 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, October 8 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 17 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Friday, November 17 by Morgan Stanley. Credit Suisse maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rating on Tuesday, August 9. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $29 target. On Friday, November 17 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 20 by B. Riley & Co. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Wednesday, May 25. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35 target in Monday, August 15 report. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Pacific Crest.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $2.54 million activity. $1.54M worth of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shares were sold by Larkins Thomas F. Karsner Alexander had sold 22,762 shares worth $1.00 million on Wednesday, August 23.

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