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Applied Materials Stock Forecast, Price & News

+4.26 (+3.74 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $118.19
50-Day Range
MA: $106.55
52-Week Range
Now: $118.19
Volume11.59 million shs
Average Volume8.50 million shs
Market Capitalization$108.46 billion
P/E Ratio30.15
Dividend Yield0.77%
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/nitridation, rapid thermal processing, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, electrochemical deposition, atomic layer deposition, etching, and selective deposition and 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 processing flexible substrates. The company 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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:AMAT
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$17.20 billion
Cash Flow$5.30 per share
Book Value$11.58 per share


Net Income$3.62 billion


Market Cap$108.46 billion
Next Earnings Date5/13/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.25 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

31st out of 1,523 stocks

Semiconductors & Related Devices Industry

6th out of 147 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+4.26 (+3.74 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Applied Materials a buy right now?

22 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Applied Materials in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 18 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Applied Materials stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Applied Materials?

Wall Street analysts have given Applied Materials a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Applied Materials wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Applied Materials?

Applied Materials saw a decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 10,080,000 shares, a decrease of 19.3% from the January 14th total of 12,490,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,230,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.4 days. Approximately 1.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Applied Materials' next earnings date?

Applied Materials is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 13th 2021.
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How were Applied Materials' earnings last quarter?

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 17th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $1.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.28 by $0.11. Applied Materials had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 40.65% and a net margin of 21.04%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.98 earnings per share.
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How has Applied Materials' stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Applied Materials' stock was trading at $52.49 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, AMAT stock has increased by 125.2% and is now trading at $118.19.
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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 Thursday, December 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.22 per share on Thursday, March 18th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 24th.
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Is Applied Materials a good dividend stock?

Applied Materials pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.77%. Applied Materials has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Applied Materials is 21.10%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Applied Materials will have a dividend payout ratio of 15.94% next year. This indicates that Applied Materials will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Applied Materials issued on next quarter's earnings?

Applied Materials issued an update on its second quarter 2021 After-Hours earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 18th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 1.44-1.56 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.28. The company issued revenue guidance of $5.19-5.59 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.96 billion.

What price target have analysts set for AMAT?

22 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Applied Materials' stock. Their forecasts range from $60.00 to $146.00. On average, they expect Applied Materials' share price to reach $125.74 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.4% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Applied Materials' key executives?

Applied Materials' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Gary E. Dickerson, Pres, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 64, Pay $2.38M)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Durn, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55, Pay $1.21M)
  • Mr. Ali Salehpour, Sr. VP & GM of New Markets and Service Group (Age 60, Pay $1.05M)
  • Dr. Prabu G. Raja, Sr. VP of Semiconductor Products Group (Age 59, Pay $1.01M)
  • Dr. Ginetto Addiego, Sr. VP of Operations & Quality (Age 62)
  • Mr. Charles W. Read, Corp. VP, Corp. Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 55)
  • Dr. Omkaram Nalamasu, Sr. VP, CTO & Chair of the Growth Technical Advisory Board (Age 63)
  • Mr. Jay O. Kerley, Group VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Michael Sullivan, VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Teri A. Little, Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 57)

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

567 employees have rated Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson on Glassdoor.com. Gary Dickerson has an approval rating of 93% among Applied Materials' employees. This puts Gary Dickerson in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

Who are some of Applied Materials' key competitors?

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), The Walt Disney (DIS) and Netflix (NFLX).

What is Applied Materials' stock symbol?

Applied Materials trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AMAT."

Who are Applied Materials' major shareholders?

Applied Materials' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.32%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (5.03%), FMR LLC (1.74%), Parnassus Investments CA (1.67%), Davis Selected Advisers (1.60%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.56%). Company insiders that own Applied Materials stock include Alexander Karsner, Dennis D Powell, Gary E Dickerson, Omkaram Nalamasu, Prabu G Raja, Stephen R Forrest and Steve G Ghanayem.
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Which major investors are selling Applied Materials stock?

AMAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuveen Asset Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, AJO LP, Davis Selected Advisers, Van ECK Associates Corp, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., and Sound Shore Management Inc. CT. Company insiders that have sold Applied Materials company stock in the last year include Alexander Karsner, and Omkaram Nalamasu.
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Which major investors are buying Applied Materials stock?

AMAT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Cibc World Markets Corp, Alliancebernstein L.P., Janus Henderson Group PLC, CIBC World Markets Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, and Lazard Asset Management LLC.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Applied Materials' stock price today?

One share of AMAT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $118.19.

How much money does Applied Materials make?

Applied Materials has a market capitalization of $108.46 billion and generates $17.20 billion in revenue each year. The manufacturing equipment provider earns $3.62 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.17 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Applied Materials have?

Applied Materials employs 24,000 workers across the globe.

What is Applied Materials' official website?

The official website for Applied Materials is www.appliedmaterials.com.

Where are Applied Materials' headquarters?

Applied Materials is headquartered at 3050 Bowers Avenue P.O. Box 58039, Santa Clara CA, 95052.

How can I contact Applied Materials?

Applied Materials' mailing address is 3050 Bowers Avenue P.O. Box 58039, Santa Clara CA, 95052. The manufacturing equipment provider can be reached via phone at 408-727-5555 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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