NASDAQ:AMAT - Applied Materials Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$43.77 -3.66 (-7.72 %)
(As of 08/19/2018 10:17 AM ET)
Previous Close$43.77
Today's Range$42.6202 - $44.82
52-Week Range$42.62 - $62.40
Volume52.58 million shs
Average Volume13.81 million shs
Market Capitalization$48.52 billion
P/E Ratio13.47
Dividend Yield1.68%
Beta1.63
Applied Materials logoApplied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, 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, including 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, 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. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Semiconductors & related devices
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
SymbolNASDAQ:AMAT
CUSIP03822210
Phone408-727-5555

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.75
Current Ratio2.60
Quick Ratio1.83

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio13.47
Forward P/E Ratio9.56
P/E Growth0.8

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$14.54 billion
Price / Sales3.04
Cash Flow$3.3540 per share
Price / Cash13.05
Book Value$8.77 per share
Price / Book4.99

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.25
Net Income$3.43 billion
Net Margins19.24%
Return on Equity51.65%
Return on Assets22.65%

Miscellaneous

Employees18,400
Outstanding Shares1,008,050,000
Market Cap$48.52 billion

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 Thursday, June 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, September 13th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 22nd. View Applied Materials' Dividend History.

How will Applied Materials' stock buyback program work?

Applied Materials announced that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Applied Materials' earnings last quarter?

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 16th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $1.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.17 by $0.03. The manufacturing equipment provider earned $4.47 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.42 billion. Applied Materials had a return on equity of 51.65% and a net margin of 19.24%. The firm's revenue was up 19.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.86 EPS. View Applied Materials' Earnings History.

When is Applied Materials' next earnings date?

Applied Materials is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 15th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Applied Materials.

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

Applied Materials issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 16th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.92-1.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.16. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.85-4.15 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.45 billion.

What price target have analysts set for AMAT?

23 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Applied Materials' shares. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $75.00. On average, they anticipate Applied Materials' stock price to reach $61.6522 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 40.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Applied Materials.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Applied Materials?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Applied Materials in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings, 18 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Applied Materials.

Are investors shorting Applied Materials?

Applied Materials saw a decrease in short interest in July. As of July 13th, there was short interest totalling 15,061,436 shares, a decrease of 7.9% from the June 29th total of 16,352,735 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 9,637,036 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days. Approximately 1.5% of the company's stock are sold short. View Applied Materials' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Applied Materials' key competitors?

Who are Applied Materials' key executives?

Applied Materials' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Gary E. Dickerson, Pres, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Durn, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 52)
  • Omkaram Nalamasu, Sr. VP & CTO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Thomas F. Larkins, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 57)
  • Mr. Ali Salehpour, Sr. VP and GM of Services, Display & Flexible Technologies (Age 57)

Has Applied Materials been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about AMAT stock have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Applied Materials earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the manufacturing equipment provider an impact score of 47.14 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Applied Materials.

Who are Applied Materials' major shareholders?

Applied Materials' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.72%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.38%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.37%), Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (0.89%), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (0.80%) and FMR LLC (0.79%). Company insiders that own Applied Materials stock include Alexander Karsner, Ali Salehpour, Dennis D Powell, Gary E Dickerson, 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 Egerton Capital UK LLP, BlackRock Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, FMR LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Marble Arch Investments LP and Epoch Investment Partners Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Applied Materials company stock in the last year include Alexander Karsner, Ali Salehpour, Omkaram Nalamasu, Stephen R Forrest, Thomas F Larkins 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 American Century Companies Inc., Lansdowne Partners UK LLP, Fred Alger Management Inc., LSV Asset Management, Winslow Capital Management LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD, Sei Investments Co. and Menora Mivtachim Holdings LTD.. 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 $43.77.

How big of a company is Applied Materials?

Applied Materials has a market capitalization of $48.52 billion and generates $14.54 billion in revenue each year. The manufacturing equipment provider earns $3.43 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.25 on an earnings per share basis. Applied Materials employs 18,400 workers across the globe.

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 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,222 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  776 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,998
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This page was last updated on 8/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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