Applied Materials Falls

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Applied Materials (AMAT ) posted 27 cents, vs. 1 cent fourth-quarter earnings per share on an 80% sales rise. The company says as the fourth quarter progressed, some customers became more cautious in response to inventory concerns. First Albany downgraded the stock, while S&P kept its buy rating. The shares traded lower Thursday.

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