NASDAQ:AMAT - Applied Materials Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $33.75 -0.11 (-0.32 %) (As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$33.86Today's Range$33.40 - $34.325052-Week Range$28.79 - $62.40Volume6.59 million shsAverage Volume11.66 million shsMarket Capitalization$33.34 billionP/E Ratio7.58Dividend Yield2.30%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 Ratio7.58 Forward P/E Ratio9.75 P/E Growth1.17 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$17.25 billion Price / Sales1.88 Cash Flow$4.9632 per share Price / Cash Flow6.80 Book Value$6.96 per share Price / Book4.85Profitability 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$33.34 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 given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 20th. View Applied Materials' Dividend History. How will Applied Materials' stock buyback program work? Applied Materials declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $6,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Applied Materials' earnings last quarter? Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 15th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' 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 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Applied Materials' shares. Their predictions range from $33.00 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate Applied Materials' stock price to reach $50.05 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 48.3% 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? News coverage about AMAT stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Applied Materials earned a news sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the manufacturing equipment provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. Are investors shorting Applied Materials? Applied Materials saw a drop in short interest during the month of 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 trading volume of 13,900,719 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.1 days. Currently, 1.6% of the shares of the stock 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 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), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Kyocera (KYOCY), 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 a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.08%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.06%), Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.05%), Grassi Investment Management (0.03%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.03%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%). 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., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Pennsylvania Trust Co, Grassi Investment Management, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and CENTRAL 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, Global Trust Asset Management LLC, Successful Portfolios LLC, Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams Inc. and Fulton Bank N.A.. 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 $33.75. How big of a company is Applied Materials? Applied Materials has a market capitalization of $33.34 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: 1,347 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 865 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,212MarketBeat'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 1/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What does RSI mean?