NASDAQ:AMAT - Applied Materials Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $34.17 +0.53 (+1.58 %) (As of 12/10/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$33.64Today's Range$33.45 - $34.3152-Week Range$30.53 - $62.40Volume10.51 million shsAverage Volume13.61 million shsMarket Capitalization$33.07 billionP/E Ratio7.68Dividend Yield2.31%Beta1.65 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Applied Materials, Inc. engages in the provision of materials engineering solutions used to produce new chip and advanced display. It operates through the following segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment includes semiconductor capital equipment for deposition, etch, ion implantation, rapid thermal processing, chemical mechanical planarization, metrology and inspection, and wafer level packaging. The Applied Global Services segment provides solutions to optimize equipment, performance, and productivity. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes; coating systems and display technologies for television; personal computers, tablets, smart phones, and consumer-oriented devices. The company was founded on November 10, 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. 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 Current SymbolNASDAQ:AMAT Previous Symbol CUSIP03822210 Webwww.appliedmaterials.com Phone408-727-5555 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.78 Current Ratio2.64 Quick Ratio1.73 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio7.68 Forward P/E Ratio9.65 P/E Growth1.11 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$17.25 billion Price / Sales1.95 Cash Flow$5.1930 per share Price / Cash Flow6.58 Book Value$6.96 per share Price / Book4.91 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.45 Net Income$3.31 billion Net Margins19.20% Return on Equity62.56% Return on Assets24.76% Miscellaneous Employees18,400 Outstanding Shares982,990,000Market Cap$33.07 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 21st will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 authorized a stock 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) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 15th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.97. The manufacturing equipment provider had revenue of $4.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4 billion. Applied Materials had a return on equity of 62.56% and a net margin of 19.20%. View Applied Materials' Earnings History. When is Applied Materials' next earnings date? Applied Materials is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 13th 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 first quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 15th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.75-0.83 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.93. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.560-3.860, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.96 billion.Applied Materials also updated its Q1 2019 guidance to $0.75-0.83 EPS. What price target have analysts set for AMAT? 22 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Applied Materials' stock. Their forecasts range from $33.00 to $68.00. On average, they expect Applied Materials' share price to reach $51.20 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 49.8% 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 9 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. Has Applied Materials been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about AMAT stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Applied Materials earned a daily sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the manufacturing equipment provider a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Applied Materials' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Applied Materials include Broadcom (AVGO), NVIDIA (NVDA), Texas Instruments (TXN), Micron Technology (MU), Analog Devices (ADI), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Infineon Technologies (IFNNY), Xilinx (XLNX), TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR (TOELY), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Kyocera (KYOCY), Microchip Technology (MCHP), Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM), Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) and STMicroelectronics (STM). Who are Applied Materials' key executives? Applied Materials' management team includes the folowing people: Gary E. Dickerson, President, Chief Executive Officer & DirectorDaniel J. Durn, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice PresidentJay O. Kerley, Chief Information Officer & Group Vice PresidentOmkaram Nalamasu, Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice PresidentThomas F. Larkins, Secretary, Senior Vice President & General Counsel Who are Applied Materials' major shareholders? Applied Materials' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.53%), BlackRock Inc. (6.77%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.07%), Capital World Investors (1.86%), FMR LLC (1.50%) and American Century Companies Inc. (1.29%). 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 institutional investors are selling Applied Materials stock? AMAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Teachers Advisors LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, American Century Companies Inc. and BlackRock Inc.. 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 institutional investors are buying Applied Materials stock? AMAT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, Capital International Investors, FMR LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Global Thematic Partners LLC, Lansdowne Partners UK LLP, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Swedbank. 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 $34.17. How big of a company is Applied Materials? Applied Materials has a market capitalization of $33.07 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 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: 1,338 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 854 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,192MarketBeat'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 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) still relevant?