Praise continues to pour in for Applied Materials' (AMAT +2.5%) selection of Gary Dickerson as...

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Praise continues to pour in for Applied Materials' (AMAT +2.5%) selection of Gary Dickerson as its new president; he previously ran Varian Semiconductor, regarded as one of the sector's best-run firms. Barclays calls Dickerson "a strategic thinker, data driven, decisive." Pacific Crest calls the move "the kind of change that could get investors excited about the stock again." (also)