NASDAQ:AMAT - Applied Materials Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$39.10 -1.61 (-3.95 %)
(As of 02/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$40.71
Today's Range$38.59 - $40.20
52-Week Range$28.79 - $62.40
Volume22.40 million shs
Average Volume12.36 million shs
Market Capitalization$37.26 billion
P/E Ratio8.79
Dividend Yield1.97%
Beta1.69
Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells various manufacturing equipment that is used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. This segment also offers various technologies, 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 comprising 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, monitors, laptops, 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. It operates in the United States, China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Semiconductors & related devices
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:AMAT
CUSIP03822210
Phone408-727-5555

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$17.25 billion
Cash Flow$4.8936 per share
Book Value$6.96 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.31 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees21,000
Market Cap$37.26 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 Friday, December 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 20th. View Applied Materials' Dividend History.

How will Applied Materials' stock buyback program work?

Applied Materials announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Applied Materials' earnings last quarter?

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 14th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.02. The manufacturing equipment provider earned $3.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.71 billion. Applied Materials had a net margin of 19.20% and a return on equity of 62.56%. Applied Materials's revenue was down 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.06 EPS. 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, May 16th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Applied Materials.

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

Applied Materials issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 14th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.62-0.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.77. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.33-3.63 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.66 billion.

What price target have analysts set for AMAT?

23 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Applied Materials' stock. Their forecasts range from $33.00 to $65.00. On average, they expect Applied Materials' stock price to reach $49.90 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 27.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Applied Materials.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Applied Materials?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Applied Materials in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Applied Materials.

Has Applied Materials been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about AMAT stock have been trending positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Applied Materials earned a coverage optimism score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the manufacturing equipment provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Applied Materials?

Applied Materials saw a decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 13,869,327 shares, a decrease of 16.0% from the January 15th total of 16,511,446 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 12,031,076 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.2 days. Approximately 1.5% of the company's stock are sold short. View Applied Materials' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Applied Materials' key competitors?

Who are Applied Materials' key executives?

Applied Materials' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Gary E. Dickerson, Pres, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 62)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Durn, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Steve Ghanayem, Sr. VP of New Markets & Alliances Group (Age 53)
  • Mr. Ali Salehpour, Sr. VP of Services, Display & Flexible Technology (Age 58)
  • Dr. Prabu G. Raja, Sr. VP of Semiconductor Products Group (Age 56)

Who are Applied Materials' major shareholders?

Applied Materials' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.97%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.43%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.48%), Northern Trust Corp (1.26%), Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (0.92%) and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.86%). Company insiders that own Applied Materials stock include Alexander Karsner, Ali Salehpour, 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 Swedbank, Aviva PLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD, TD Asset Management Inc., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Toronto Dominion Bank. 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Parnassus Investments CA, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Abrams Bison Investments LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Two Sigma Investments LP, Marathon Asset Management LLP and Amundi Pioneer 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 $39.10.

How big of a company is Applied Materials?

Applied Materials has a market capitalization of $37.26 billion and generates $17.25 billion in revenue each year. The manufacturing equipment provider earns $3.31 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.45 on an earnings per share basis. Applied Materials employs 21,000 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:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,371 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  887 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,258
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This page was last updated on 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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