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August 15, 2013
18:01 EDTAMATApplied Materials sees 2014 wafer fab equipment investments up 10%-20%
On Applied Materials' Q3 earnings conference call, management said, "Looking at industry investment as a whole, there have been spending mix shifts towards memory in the second half of the year. We are maintaining our 2013 wafer fab equipment forecast of $27 billion to $30 billion. We believe that wafer fab equipment investments will be higher in 2014, up 10% to 20% relative to this year." They expect this will be driven by foundries building out their 20-nanometer node investment in 3-D NAND capacity, and increases in DRAM spending. For the next two quarters, the company expects gross margins to decline slightly. Net sales from the semiconductor business are seen flat to down slightly in Q4, while AGS net sales are expected to be flat to up slightly. Display net sales are expected to be down slightly, while EES net sales are seen up slightly.
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October 22, 2014
06:12 EDTAMATKLA-Tencor removed from Focus List at Citigroup
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October 16, 2014
07:54 EDTAMATApplied Materials weakness creates buying opportunity, says Stifel
Stifel believes that Applied Materials' (AMAT) fundamental story has not changed, while the weakness in the shares is an overreaction to certain issues, including the Microchip (MCHP) preannouncement. Stifel expects the company to benefit from strong WFE spending in 2015 and increasing capital intensity trends in the chip sector. The firm keeps a $25 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
October 15, 2014
10:02 EDTAMATOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:39 EDTAMATApplied Materials upgraded at BofA/Merrill
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06:15 EDTAMATApplied Materials upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
06:08 EDTAMATApplied Materials implied volatility of 47 at upper end of index mean range
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