NASDAQ:AMAT - Applied Materials Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $39.39 +0.35 (+0.90 %) (As of 09/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$39.04Today's Range$39.18 - $39.8452-Week Range$37.39 - $62.40Volume12.24 million shsAverage Volume13.70 million shsMarket Capitalization$38.52 billionP/E Ratio12.22Dividend Yield2.04%Beta1.53 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, electrochemical deposition, atomic layer deposition, etching, and selective removal, as well as metrology and inspection tools. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers, electronic tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for flexible substrates. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, liquid crystal and organic light-emitting diode displays, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Receive AMAT News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AMAT and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Semiconductors & related devices Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment SectorComputer and Technology SymbolNASDAQ:AMAT CUSIP03822210 Webwww.appliedmaterials.com Phone408-727-5555 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.78 Current Ratio2.52 Quick Ratio1.67 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.22 Forward P/E Ratio8.85 P/E Growth0.8 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$14.54 billion Price / Sales2.66 Cash Flow$3.7056 per share Price / Cash10.63 Book Value$6.94 per share Price / Book5.68 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.25 Net Income$3.43 billion Net Margins19.87% Return on Equity58.23% Return on Assets24.48% Miscellaneous Employees18,400 Outstanding Shares982,990,000Market Cap$38.52 billion Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Frequently Asked Questions What is Applied Materials' stock symbol? Applied Materials trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AMAT." How often does Applied Materials pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Applied Materials? Applied Materials declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 6th. Investors of record on Friday, November 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 21st. View Applied Materials' Dividend History. How will Applied Materials' stock buyback program work? Applied Materials announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $6,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Applied Materials' earnings last quarter? Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 16th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $1.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.17 by $0.03. The manufacturing equipment provider earned $4.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.42 billion. Applied Materials had a net margin of 19.87% and a return on equity of 58.23%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 19.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.86 earnings per share. View Applied Materials' Earnings History. When is Applied Materials' next earnings date? Applied Materials is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 15th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Applied Materials. What guidance has Applied Materials issued on next quarter's earnings? Applied Materials updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 16th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.92-1.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.16. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.85-4.15 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.45 billion. What price target have analysts set for AMAT? 22 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Applied Materials' shares. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $75.00. On average, they anticipate Applied Materials' share price to reach $62.3333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 58.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Applied Materials. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Applied Materials? 22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Applied Materials in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings, 16 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Applied Materials. Who are some of Applied Materials' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Applied Materials include Texas Instruments (TXN), Broadcom (AVGO), Micron Technology (MU), Analog Devices (ADI), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Infineon Technologies (IFNNY), TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR (TOELY), Kyocera (KYOCY), Kyocera (KYO), Xilinx (XLNX), Microchip Technology (MCHP), STMicroelectronics (STM), Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) and Skyworks Solutions (SWKS). Who are Applied Materials' key executives? Applied Materials' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Gary E. Dickerson, Pres, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 61)Mr. Daniel J. Durn, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 52)Dr. Omkaram Nalamasu, Sr. VP & CTO (Age 60)Mr. Thomas F. Larkins, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 57)Mr. Ali Salehpour, Sr. VP and GM of Services, Display & Flexible Technologies (Age 57) Has Applied Materials been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about AMAT stock has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Applied Materials earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the manufacturing equipment provider an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Applied Materials. Who are Applied Materials' major shareholders? Applied Materials' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.72%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.38%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.37%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.37%), Northern Trust Corp (1.31%) and Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (0.89%). Company insiders that own Applied Materials stock include Alexander Karsner, Ali Salehpour, Dennis D Powell, Gary E Dickerson, Omkaram Nalamasu, Stephen R Forrest, Thomas F Larkins and Thomas J Iannotti. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Applied Materials. Which major investors are selling Applied Materials stock? AMAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Egerton Capital UK LLP, BlackRock Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, FMR LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Marble Arch Investments LP and Epoch Investment Partners Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Applied Materials company stock in the last year include Ali Salehpour, Omkaram Nalamasu, Stephen R Forrest, Thomas F Larkins and Thomas J Iannotti. View Insider Buying and Selling for Applied Materials. Which major investors are buying Applied Materials stock? AMAT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Lansdowne Partners UK LLP, Fred Alger Management Inc., LSV Asset Management, Winslow Capital Management LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD, Sei Investments Co. and Menora Mivtachim Holdings LTD.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Applied Materials. How do I buy shares of Applied Materials? Shares of AMAT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Applied Materials' stock price today? One share of AMAT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $39.39. How big of a company is Applied Materials? Applied Materials has a market capitalization of $38.52 billion and generates $14.54 billion in revenue each year. The manufacturing equipment provider earns $3.43 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.25 on an earnings per share basis. Applied Materials employs 18,400 workers across the globe. How can I contact Applied Materials? Applied Materials' mailing address is 3050 Bowers Avenue P.O. Box 58039, SantaClara CA, 95052. The manufacturing equipment provider can be reached via phone at 408-727-5555 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Applied Materials (NASDAQ AMAT)Community Ranking: 3.1 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,264 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 800 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,064MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Applied Materials and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AMAT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AMAT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 9/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How Do You Make Money With Penny Stocks?