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Applied Materials (AMAT) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+2.94 (+1.35%)
(As of 05/24/2024 08:49 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
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3.80 million shs
Average Volume
5.79 million shs
Market Capitalization
$183.54 billion
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Applied Materials MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
2.4% Downside
$215.64 Price Target
Short Interest
1.49% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.59mentions of Applied Materials in the last 14 days
Based on 37 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $8.32 to $9.36 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.46 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

105th out of 597 stocks

Semiconductors & Related Devices Industry

21st out of 87 stocks

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About Applied Materials Stock (NASDAQ:AMAT)

Applied Materials, Inc. is a global leader in providing innovative materials engineering solutions to the semiconductor, display, and related industries. Founded in 1967, the company's mission is to create customer value by developing technologies that enable them to build transformative products and drive their growth. With a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, Applied Materials is dedicated to positively impacting the environment, communities, and society.

Applied Materials offers a wide range of products and services that enable customers to manufacture advanced semiconductors, flat panel displays, and solar photovoltaic cells. The company's product portfolio includes chemical and physical vapor deposition equipment, etch, cleaning, and metrology. Applied Materials also provides advanced software, automation, and services to optimize the performance and efficiency of its equipment and enable customers to reduce their time-to-market and manufacturing costs.

Applied Materials serves diverse semiconductor, display, and solar customers, including leading semiconductor manufacturers, foundries, memory and logic device makers, and display panel manufacturers. Some of the company's key customers include Samsung, Intel, TSMC, and Micron.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Applied Materials has a global presence with operations in over 20 countries. The company has a strong track record of innovation and has been recognized for its achievements and contributions to the industry. In 2020, Applied Materials was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 16th consecutive year, reflecting its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.

A seasoned management team leads Applied Materials with decades of experience in semiconductors and related industries. The company's Chief Executive Officer is Gary Dickerson, who has been with Applied Materials since 2013 and has led the company through sustained growth and innovation. Other key management team members include Brice Hill, Chief Financial Officer and Omkaram Nalamasu, Chief Technology Officer.

Applied Materials has delivered strong financial performance over the past few years, driven by the growing demand for advanced semiconductor and display technologies. The company has been reporting modest increases in revenue, net income, and profit margin over the past several years. 

Applied Materials' valuation metrics align with its industry peers with price-to-earnings and price-to-book ratios that parallel the industry. Its strong financial performance, growth prospects, and favorable industry trends support its valuation. Applied Materials' stock price has been on an upward trend over the past few years, driven by the company's strong financial performance and growth prospects. However, the company's stock price has been somewhat volatile in recent months due to global supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions.

The semiconductor industry has been experiencing strong growth in recent years, driven by the increasing demand for advanced electronics and digitalization. However, the industry faces significant challenges, including rising geopolitical tensions, global supply chain disruptions, and regulatory pressures. Given its strong technology portfolio and established customer relationships, Applied Materials is well-positioned to capitalize on the industry's growth prospects. The company also faces intense competition from industry peers such as Lam Research and ASML.

Given the industry's strong growth prospects, many governments worldwide are investing heavily in developing their semiconductor industries to reduce reliance on imports and enhance national security. This has led to increased competition and regulatory pressures in the industry, which could impact Applied Materials' growth prospects and profitability.

In addition, the industry is subject to significant cyclical fluctuations, which can lead to sharp declines in demand and revenue. This can be particularly challenging for Applied Materials, which relies heavily on the semiconductor industry for its revenue and profits.

To mitigate these risks, Applied Materials is focused on expanding its product portfolio, diversifying its customer base, and investing in research and development to maintain its competitive edge. The company also works closely with governments and industry partners to promote open trade and reduce regulatory barriers.

Another growth opportunity for Applied Materials is its leadership in developing equipment for manufacturing OLED displays, which are used in high-end smartphones and televisions. The company's innovations in this area have helped to reduce the cost of manufacturing OLED displays and increase their performance, making them more accessible to a broader range of consumers.

While Applied Materials is well-positioned for growth, the company faces several risks and challenges. One of the biggest challenges is the cyclicality of the semiconductor industry, which can lead to fluctuations in demand and revenue. The industry is also subject to significant geopolitical risks, such as trade tensions between the US and China, which can impact demand for semiconductors and disrupt supply chains.

In addition, there is intense competition in the semiconductor equipment market, with some well-established players and new entrants vying for market share. Applied Materials faces stiff competition from companies like ASML, Lam Research, and KLA, which also provide equipment and services for semiconductor manufacturing.

To mitigate these risks, Applied Materials has implemented a number of risk management strategies, including diversifying its customer base and product offerings, investing in R&D to maintain its competitive edge, and maintaining a strong balance sheet to weather industry downturns.

AMAT Stock Price History

AMAT Stock News Headlines

Analysts Still Want Double-Digit Upside Out of Applied Materials
Investors may have noticed a recent hype surrounding technology stocks, with a particular niche calling for additional attention. Those in the semiconductor industry responsible for making all of artificial intelligence's promises today have seen preferential treatment from the markets and Wall Street analysts.
Analysts Still Want Double-Digit Upside Out of Applied Materials (AMAT)
Semiconductor stocks are coming to the U.S. to manufacture, and Applied Materials could see double-digit upside from this trend.
Analysts Still Want Double-Digit Upside Out of Applied Materials
Semiconductor stocks are coming to the U.S. to manufacture, and Applied Materials could see double-digit upside from this trend.
Applied Mat Unusual Options Activity For May 24
Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) PT Raised to $250.00
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Semiconductors & related devices
Semiconductor Equipment
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Price Target and Rating

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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
27 Analysts


Net Income
$6.86 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$26.52 billion
Cash Flow
$8.72 per share
Book Value
$21.90 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$183.54 billion

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AMAT Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Applied Materials stock right now?

27 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Applied Materials in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" AMAT shares.
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What is Applied Materials' stock price target for 2024?

27 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Applied Materials' shares. Their AMAT share price targets range from $140.00 to $260.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $215.64 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.4%.
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How have AMAT shares performed in 2024?

Applied Materials' stock was trading at $162.07 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, AMAT shares have increased by 36.3% and is now trading at $220.89.
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When is Applied Materials' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 15th 2024.
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How were Applied Materials' earnings last quarter?

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) announced its earnings results on Thursday, May, 16th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $2.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.97 by $0.12. The manufacturing equipment provider had revenue of $6.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.54 billion. Applied Materials had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 41.22% and a net margin of 27.57%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.00 earnings per share.
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How often does Applied Materials pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Applied Materials?

Applied Materials declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Thursday, June 13th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 22nd. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.32.
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Is Applied Materials a good dividend stock?

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.72%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 7 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 18.39%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AMAT will have a dividend payout ratio of 17.09% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Applied Materials' stock buyback program work?

Applied Materials announced that its board has initiated a share buyback program on Monday, March 13th 2023, which authorizes the company to repurchase $10,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 9.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

What guidance has Applied Materials issued on next quarter's earnings?

Applied Materials updated its third quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 16th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 1.830-2.190 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 1.830. The company issued revenue guidance of $6.3 billion-$7.1 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.1 billion.

What is Gary Dickerson's approval rating as Applied Materials' CEO?

1,064 employees have rated Applied Materials Chief Executive Officer Gary Dickerson on Gary Dickerson has an approval rating of 93% among the company's employees. This puts Gary Dickerson in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies. 84.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Applied Materials to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Applied Materials own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Applied Materials investors own include Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Lam Research (LRCX), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Walt Disney (DIS) and Netflix (NFLX).

Who are Applied Materials' major shareholders?

Applied Materials' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.03%), Capital International Investors (2.63%), Capital World Investors (2.13%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.36%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.35%) and Lazard Asset Management LLC (0.62%). Insiders that own company stock include Brice Hill, Daniel Durn, Gary E Dickerson, Gary E Dickerson, Ginetto Addiego, Omkaram Nalamasu, Teri A Little, Timothy M Deane and Xun Chen.
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How do I buy shares of Applied Materials?

Shares of AMAT stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Applied Materials have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Applied Materials: AKT America LLC, AKT Godo Kaisha, ATMI - Treatment Systems business, Advent Solar, Applied Films Corporation, Applied Materials (China) Holdings Ltd., Applied Materials (China) Inc., Applied Materials (Holdings), Applied Materials (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Applied Materials (Xi'an) Ltd., Applied Materials Asia-Pacific LLC, Applied Materials Belgium N.V., Applied Materials Canada Inc., Applied Materials China Limited, Applied Materials Deutschland Holding GmbH, Applied Materials Display Equipment (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Applied Materials Europe B.V., Applied Materials France, Applied Materials GmbH, Applied Materials GmbH & Co. KG, Applied Materials Holdings S.à r.l., Applied Materials Hong Kong Limited, Applied Materials India Private Limited, Applied Materials Ireland Limited, Applied Materials Israel Ltd., Applied Materials Italia S.r.l., Applied Materials Japan Inc., Applied Materials Korea Ltd., Applied Materials Luxembourg 2 S.à r.l., Applied Materials Netherlands B.V., Applied Materials Philippines LLC, Applied Materials Singapore Technology Pte. Ltd., Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd., Applied Materials Switzerland S.à r.l. in liquidation, Applied Materials Taiwan Ltd., Applied Materials U.S. Holdings LLC, Applied Materials UK Limited, Applied Materials Verwaltung GmbH, Applied Materials WEB Coating GmbH, Applied Ventures ITIC Innovation Fund GP LLC, Applied Ventures Innovation Fund I L.P., Applied Ventures Investment Management GP I LLC, Applied Ventures LLC, Baccini, Baccini Kesheng Italia S.r. l., Baccini Kesheng Pte. Ltd., Boxer Cross, Brooks Software, Consilium Inc., DMO Systems Limited, Electron Vision Corp., Etec Systems, Global Knowledge Services, HCT Shaping Systems, Hitachi Kokusai Electric, ICT Integrated Circuit Testing GmbH, Kunshan Tango Semiconductor Equipment Co. Ltd., Lin-gang Special Area Applied Materials (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., MDLSoft LLC, MDLab S.r. l. in liquidation, Mecatronix GmbH, Metron Technology Ltd, NP Komplete Technologies B.V., Obsidian Inc., Opal Inc., Oramir, Orbot Instruments, Perceptive Engineering, Perceptive Engineering Limited, Perceptive Engineering Pte. Ltd., Sage Design Automation LLC, Sage Design Automation Ltd., Semitool Inc., Sigmameltec Ltd., Tango Systems LLC, Think Silicon, Think Silicon Research and Technology Single Member S.A. (Think Silicon S.A.), Torrex Equipment, Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc., and Veranome Biosystems LLC.
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This page (NASDAQ:AMAT) was last updated on 5/27/2024 by Staff

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