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Applied Materials - AMAT Stock Forecast, Price & News

$107.24
-2.38 (-2.17%)
(As of 08/8/2022 11:54 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$106.54
$110.36
50-Day Range
$86.00
$119.48
52-Week Range
$82.67
$167.06
Volume
121,795 shs
Average Volume
8.06 million shs
Market Capitalization
$93.29 billion
P/E Ratio
14.30
Dividend Yield
0.95%
Price Target
$146.04

Applied Materials MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.68 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
34.7% Upside
$146.04 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.30% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.37
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.00mentions of Applied Materials in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.29 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
12.80%
From $7.42 to $8.37 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.95 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

51st out of 833 stocks

Semiconductors & Related Devices Industry

8th out of 115 stocks

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About Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Stock

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. The company operates in the United States, China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Applied Materials, Inc. was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Applied Materials Stock Down 1.3 %

NASDAQ:AMAT traded down $1.44 on Friday, hitting $109.62. The stock had a trading volume of 4,784,018 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,993,316. Applied Materials has a 52 week low of $82.67 and a 52 week high of $167.06. The company has a quick ratio of 1.54, a current ratio of 2.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The business's fifty day moving average is $99.70 and its 200 day moving average is $116.28. The company has a market cap of $95.36 billion, a PE ratio of 14.62, a P/E/G ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 1.51.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT - Get Rating) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 19th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $1.85 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.89 by ($0.04). Applied Materials had a net margin of 27.20% and a return on equity of 57.17%. The company had revenue of $6.25 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.35 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.63 EPS. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 11.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Applied Materials will post 7.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Applied Materials Announces Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 25th will be issued a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 24th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.95%. Applied Materials's dividend payout ratio is presently 13.87%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

AMAT has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Craig Hallum dropped their price objective on Applied Materials from $170.00 to $145.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price objective on Applied Materials from $174.00 to $158.00 in a research report on Friday, May 20th. Citigroup dropped their price objective on Applied Materials from $175.00 to $160.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research report on Monday, May 23rd. Needham & Company LLC dropped their target price on Applied Materials from $172.00 to $130.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on Applied Materials from $133.00 to $115.00 and set an "equal weight" rating for the company in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average target price of $146.04.

Insider Activity

In other news, SVP Teri A. Little sold 15,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.30, for a total value of $1,294,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 93,169 shares in the company, valued at $8,040,484.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.37% of the company's stock.

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AMAT Company Calendar

Last Earnings
5/19/2022
Ex-Dividend for 6/16 Dividend
5/25/2022
Dividend Payable
6/16/2022
Today
8/08/2022
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
8/18/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/15 Dividend
8/24/2022
Dividend Payable
9/15/2022
Fiscal Year End
10/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Semiconductors & related devices
Sub-Industry
Semiconductor Equipment
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:AMAT
CUSIP
03822210
CIK
6951
Employees
27,000
Year Founded
1967

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$146.04
High Stock Price Forecast
$205.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$95.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+36.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.68
Research Coverage
25 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$5.89 billion
Pretax Margin
31.31%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$23.06 billion
Cash Flow
$7.24 per share
Book Value
$13.56 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
867,337,000
Market Cap
$93.29 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.51

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AMAT Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Applied Materials stock right now?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Applied Materials in the last twelve months. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 17 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Applied Materials stock.
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What is Applied Materials' stock price forecast for 2022?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Applied Materials' shares. Their AMAT stock forecasts range from $95.00 to $205.00. On average, they predict Applied Materials' stock price to reach $146.04 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 33.2% from the stock's current price.
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How has Applied Materials' stock performed in 2022?

Applied Materials' stock was trading at $157.36 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, AMAT shares have decreased by 30.3% and is now trading at $109.62.
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When is Applied Materials' next earnings date?

Applied Materials is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 18th 2022.
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How can I listen to Applied Materials' earnings call?

Applied Materials will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, August 18th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Applied Materials' earnings last quarter?

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 19th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $1.85 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.89 by $0.04. The manufacturing equipment provider earned $6.25 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.35 billion. Applied Materials had a net margin of 27.20% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 57.17%. Applied Materials's revenue for the quarter was up 11.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.63 EPS.
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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, June 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Thursday, September 15th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.95%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 24th.
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Is Applied Materials a good dividend stock?

Applied Materials(NASDAQ:AMAT) pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.95%. Applied Materials has been increasing its dividend for 5 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Applied Materials is 13.87%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Applied Materials will have a dividend payout ratio of 12.43% next year. This indicates that Applied Materials will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Applied Materials' stock buyback program work?

Applied Materials announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Friday, March 11th 2022, which authorizes the company to buyback $6,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 5.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Applied Materials updated its third quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, June, 16th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.59-$1.95 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.04. The company issued revenue guidance of $5.85 billion-$6.65 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.73 billion.

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

1,064 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. 84.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Applied Materials to a friend.

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), 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.50%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (0.40%), Van ECK Associates Corp (0.40%), Parnassus Investments LLC (0.36%), Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. (0.16%) and ProShare Advisors LLC (0.13%). Company insiders that own Applied Materials stock include Alexander Karsner, Daniel Durn, Dennis D Powell, Gary E Dickerson, Gary E Dickerson, Ginetto Addiego, Omkaram Nalamasu, Prabu G Raja, Stephen R Forrest, Steve G Ghanayem, Teri A Little and Thomas J Iannotti.
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How do I buy shares of Applied Materials?

Shares of AMAT stock 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 $109.62.

How much money does Applied Materials make?

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) has a market capitalization of $95.36 billion and generates $23.06 billion in revenue each year. The manufacturing equipment provider earns $5.89 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.50 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Applied Materials have?

Applied Materials employs 27,000 workers across the globe.

Does Applied Materials have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Applied Materials: AKT America LLC, AKT Godo Kaisha, ATMI - Treatment Systems business, Advent Solar, Applied Films Corporation, Applied Materials (China) Holdings Ltd., Applied Materials (China) Inc., Applied Materials (Holdings), Applied Materials (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Applied Materials (Xi'an) Ltd., Applied Materials Asia-Pacific LLC, Applied Materials Belgium N.V., Applied Materials Canada Inc., Applied Materials China Limited, Applied Materials Deutschland Holding GmbH, Applied Materials Display Equipment (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Applied Materials Europe B.V., Applied Materials France, Applied Materials GmbH, Applied Materials GmbH & Co. KG, Applied Materials Holdings S.à r.l., Applied Materials Hong Kong Limited, Applied Materials India Private Limited, Applied Materials Ireland Limited, Applied Materials Israel Ltd., Applied Materials Italia S.r.l., Applied Materials Japan Inc., Applied Materials Korea Ltd., Applied Materials Luxembourg 2 S.à r.l., Applied Materials Netherlands B.V., Applied Materials Philippines LLC, Applied Materials Singapore Technology Pte. Ltd., Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd., Applied Materials Switzerland S.à r.l. in liquidation, Applied Materials Taiwan Ltd., Applied Materials U.S. Holdings LLC, Applied Materials UK Limited, Applied Materials Verwaltung GmbH, Applied Materials WEB Coating GmbH, Applied Ventures ITIC Innovation Fund GP LLC, Applied Ventures Innovation Fund I L.P., Applied Ventures Investment Management GP I LLC, Applied Ventures LLC, Baccini, Baccini Kesheng Italia S.r. l., Baccini Kesheng Pte. Ltd., Boxer Cross, Brooks Software, Consilium Inc., DMO Systems Limited, Electron Vision Corp., Etec Systems, Global Knowledge Services, HCT Shaping Systems, Hitachi Kokusai Electric, ICT Integrated Circuit Testing GmbH, Kunshan Tango Semiconductor Equipment Co. Ltd., Lin-gang Special Area Applied Materials (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., MDLSoft LLC, MDLab S.r. l. in liquidation, Mecatronix GmbH, Metron Technology Ltd, NP Komplete Technologies B.V., Obsidian Inc., Opal Inc., Oramir, Orbot Instruments, Perceptive Engineering, Perceptive Engineering Limited, Perceptive Engineering Pte. Ltd., Sage Design Automation LLC, Sage Design Automation Ltd., Semitool Inc., Sigmameltec Ltd., Tango Systems LLC, Think Silicon, Think Silicon Research and Technology Single Member S.A. (Think Silicon S.A.), Torrex Equipment, Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc., and Veranome Biosystems LLC.
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When was Applied Materials founded?

Applied Materials was founded in 1967.

How can I contact Applied Materials?

Applied Materials' mailing address is 3050 Bowers Avenue P.O. Box 58039, Santa Clara CA, 95052. The official website for Applied Materials is www.appliedmaterials.com. The manufacturing equipment provider can be reached via phone at (408) 727-5555, via email at investor_relations@amat.com, or via fax at 408-748-9943.

This page (NASDAQ:AMAT) was last updated on 8/8/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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