NASDAQ:AMAT - Applied Materials Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $34.29 +0.37 (+1.09 %) (As of 10/21/2018 05:14 AM ET)Previous Close$34.29Today's Range$33.89 - $34.8152-Week Range$32.78 - $62.40Volume14.61 million shsAverage Volume13.27 million shsMarket Capitalization$33.71 billionP/E Ratio7.78Dividend Yield2.33%Beta1.49 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 Ratio7.78 Forward P/E Ratio7.71 P/E Growth0.9 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$14.54 billion Price / Sales2.32 Cash Flow$3.6871 per share Price / Cash9.30 Book Value$8.77 per share Price / Book3.91 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$33.71 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 6th. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 21st. View Applied Materials' Dividend History. How will Applied Materials' stock buyback program work? Applied Materials declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's leadership 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 the consensus estimate of $1.17 by $0.03. The manufacturing equipment provider had revenue of $4.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.42 billion. Applied Materials had a return on equity of 58.23% and a net margin of 19.87%. The company's revenue was up 19.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $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? 19 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Applied Materials' shares. Their forecasts range from $43.00 to $75.00. On average, they expect Applied Materials' stock price to reach $62.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 80.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Applied Materials. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Applied Materials? 19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Applied Materials in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings, 12 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Applied Materials. Are investors shorting Applied Materials? Applied Materials saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 16,155,438 shares, an increase of 12.3% from the August 31st total of 14,385,573 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 15,093,746 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.1 days. Approximately 1.6% of the company's shares are sold short. View Applied Materials' Current Options Chain. 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), Infineon Technologies (IFNNY), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR (TOELY), Kyocera (KYO), Kyocera (KYOCY), Xilinx (XLNX), Microchip Technology (MCHP), Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), STMicroelectronics (STM) and Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM). 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) Who are Applied Materials' major shareholders? Applied Materials' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Swedbank (0.52%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.35%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.15%), Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD (0.14%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.09%) and Strs Ohio (0.08%). Company insiders that own Applied Materials stock include Alexander Karsner, Ali Salehpour, Dennis D Powell, 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 Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co, Factory Mutual Insurance Co., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Huntington National Bank, Strs Ohio, CENTRAL TRUST Co and Legacy Private Trust Co.. Company insiders that have sold Applied Materials company stock in the last year include Ali Salehpour, Omkaram Nalamasu, Stephen R Forrest and Thomas J Iannotti. View Insider Buying and Selling for Applied Materials. Which major investors are buying Applied Materials stock? AMAT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Swedbank, Bank of Montreal Can, DNB Asset Management AS, Patriot Wealth Management Inc., Seven Eight Capital LP, Empowered Funds LLC, Empirical Finance LLC and Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc. 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 $34.29. How big of a company is Applied Materials? Applied Materials has a market capitalization of $33.71 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. What is Applied Materials' official website? The official website for Applied Materials is http://www.appliedmaterials.com. 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: 1,305 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 814 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,119MarketBeat'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 10/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What kind of dividend yield to CEF's pay?