NASDAQ:AMAT - Applied Materials Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $34.54 +0.90 (+2.68 %) (As of 01/18/2019 07:05 AM ET)Previous Close$33.64Today's Range$33.25 - $34.7152-Week Range$28.79 - $62.40Volume9.80 million shsAverage Volume11.07 million shsMarket Capitalization$32.25 billionP/E Ratio7.76Dividend Yield2.38%Beta1.62 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. 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. 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 Phone408-727-5555Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.78 Current Ratio2.64 Quick Ratio1.73Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio7.76 Forward P/E Ratio10.01 P/E Growth1.14 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$17.25 billion Price / Sales1.92 Cash Flow$5.2492 per share Price / Cash Flow6.58 Book Value$6.96 per share Price / Book4.96Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.45 Net Income$3.31 billion Net Margins19.20% Return on Equity62.56% Return on Assets24.76%Miscellaneous Employees21,000 Outstanding Shares958,610,000Market Cap$32.25 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. Investors 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 2.32%. 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 has approved a share repurchase program 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Applied Materials' earnings last quarter? Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 15th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.97. The manufacturing equipment provider earned $4.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4 billion. Applied Materials had a net margin of 19.20% and a return on equity of 62.56%. 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 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 twelve-month price targets for Applied Materials' shares. Their predictions range from $33.00 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate Applied Materials' share price to reach $50.05 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 44.9% 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 and 13 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? Media stories about AMAT stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the manufacturing equipment provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Applied Materials? Applied Materials saw a drop in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 15,395,519 shares, a drop of 14.5% from the December 14th total of 18,003,149 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 13,900,719 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.1 days. Approximately 1.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Applied Materials' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Applied Materials' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Applied Materials include Broadcom (AVGO), Texas Instruments (TXN), NVIDIA (NVDA), Micron Technology (MU), Analog Devices (ADI), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Infineon Technologies (IFNNY), Xilinx (XLNX), TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR (TOELY), Kyocera (KYOCY), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Microchip Technology (MCHP), Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM), STMicroelectronics (STM) 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 62)Mr. Daniel J. Durn, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 53)Dr. Omkaram Nalamasu, Sr. VP & CTO (Age 61)Mr. Thomas F. Larkins, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 58)Mr. Ali Salehpour, Sr. VP of Services, Display & Flexible Technology (Age 58) Who are Applied Materials' major shareholders? Applied Materials' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.08%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.06%), Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.05%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%), Grassi Investment Management (0.03%) and Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.03%). 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 DNB Asset Management AS, Sit Investment Associates Inc., Meeder Asset Management Inc., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Central Bank & Trust Co., Boston Advisors LLC and Pennsylvania Trust Co. 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 Beech Hill Advisors Inc., First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Kempner Capital Management Inc., First Hawaiian Bank, Oakbrook Investments LLC, Global Trust Asset Management LLC, Meridian Financial Partners LLC and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. 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 $34.54. How big of a company is Applied Materials? Applied Materials has a market capitalization of $32.25 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,348 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 866 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,214MarketBeat'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 1/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the float in trading stocks?