Tech Stocks to Watch: Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN), Avago Technologies (NASDAQ:AVGO), Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST), Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC)

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Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Director Thomas J. Iannotti unloaded 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.73, for a total transaction of $454,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 66,460 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,510,636. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock performance was -0.70% in last session and finished the day at $22.74. Traded volume was 19.28million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 14.41million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.67. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) insider ownership is 0.50%.

Nielsen Holdings N.V. ‘s ( NLSN ) subsidiaries – Nielsen Finance LLC and Nielsen Finance Co. – recently announced the pricing of 5% Senior Unsecured Notes aggregating $800 million due in 2022 in a private offering. Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN) closed to $48.30 Tuesday on volume of 2.04million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $48.00 to $48.55. Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN) has a market capitalization of $18.30billion.

Avago Technologies Limited (Nasdaq:AVGO,) and PLX Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:PLXT) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire PLX, a leader in PCI Express silicon and software connectivity solutions, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $309 million, or $293 million net of cash and debt acquired. Avago Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO)’s stock on June 24, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.80% to the closing price of $70.67. Its fifty two weeks range is $35.75 -$72.50. The total market capitalization recorded $17.79billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 1.53million shares. In its share capital, AVGO has 251.72million outstanding shares.

Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at RBC Capital in a research note issued to investors on Monday. On Tuesday, shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) dropped -0.11% to close the day at $45.77. Company return on investment (ROI) is 10.80% and its monthly performance is recorded as 6.94%. Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) quarterly revenue growth is 7.09%.

Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ:MSCC) CEO James J. Peterson sold 17,776 shares of Microsemi Corp. stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.55, for a total value of $471,952.80. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officeronline.wsj.comchief executive officer now directly owns 307,651 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,168,134. Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) stock performance was -2.15% in last session and finished the day at $26.80. Traded volume was 644,529.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 452.96K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.54. Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) insider ownership is 0.60%.

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