NASDAQ:AMAT - Applied Materials Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $35.12 -0.28 (-0.79 %) (As of 11/19/2018 10:28 AM ET)Previous Close$35.40Today's Range$35.00 - $35.6752-Week Range$30.53 - $62.40Volume3.16 million shsAverage Volume12.95 million shsMarket Capitalization$34.80 billionP/E Ratio7.89Dividend Yield2.26%Beta1.6 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 Ratio7.89 Forward P/E Ratio8.40 P/E Growth0.99 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$17.25 billion Price / Sales2.00 Cash Flow$5.0751 per share Price / Cash6.92 Book Value$6.96 per share Price / Book5.05 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$34.80 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 Thursday, September 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.27%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 21st. View Applied Materials' Dividend History. How will Applied Materials' stock buyback program work? Applied Materials announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Applied Materials' earnings last quarter? Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) released its earnings results on Thursday, November, 15th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting 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 updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 15th. The company provided earnings per share 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? 21 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Applied Materials' stock. Their predictions range from $33.00 to $68.00. On average, they expect Applied Materials' stock price to reach $52.2105 in the next twelve months. 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? 21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Applied Materials in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings, 11 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 stories about AMAT stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Applied Materials earned a news impact score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the manufacturing equipment provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Applied Materials' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Applied Materials include NVIDIA (NVDA), Broadcom (AVGO), Texas Instruments (TXN), Micron Technology (MU), Analog Devices (ADI), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Xilinx (XLNX), Infineon Technologies (IFNNY), 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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.77%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.07%), Capital World Investors (1.86%), FMR LLC (1.50%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.29%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (0.92%). 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 major 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, AQR Capital Management LLC, Teachers Advisors LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, American Century Companies Inc., BlackRock Inc. and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA. 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 major investors are buying Applied Materials stock? AMAT stock was purchased 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 $35.20. How big of a company is Applied Materials? Applied Materials has a market capitalization of $34.80 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: 1,324 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 837 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,161MarketBeat'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 11/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: When is a capital gain realized?