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

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$32.65 -1.06 (-3.14 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$32.65
Today's Range$32.63 - $33.51
52-Week Range$30.53 - $62.40
Volume10.81 million shs
Average Volume12.81 million shs
Market Capitalization$33.14 billion
P/E Ratio7.34
Dividend Yield2.37%
Beta1.66
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.78
Current Ratio2.64
Quick Ratio1.73

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio7.34
Forward P/E Ratio9.22
P/E Growth1.11

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$17.25 billion
Price / Sales1.86
Cash Flow$4.9545 per share
Price / Cash Flow6.59
Book Value$6.96 per share
Price / Book4.69

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 Shares982,990,000
Market Cap$33.14 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 declared 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.45%. 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 buyback plan 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. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Applied Materials' earnings last quarter?

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) issued its earnings results on Thursday, November, 15th. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.97. The manufacturing equipment provider had revenue of $4.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 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 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Applied Materials' stock. Their predictions range from $33.00 to $68.00. On average, they expect Applied Materials' stock price to reach $51.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 56.8% 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, 12 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?

Media stories about AMAT stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news 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 negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Applied Materials earned a news sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the manufacturing equipment provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Applied Materials?

Applied Materials saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 19,138,112 shares, an increase of 15.4% from the November 15th total of 16,590,223 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 14,158,186 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.4 days. Approximately 2.0% 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:
  • Gary E. Dickerson, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Daniel J. Durn, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Jay O. Kerley, Chief Information Officer & Group Vice President
  • Omkaram Nalamasu, Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Thomas F. Larkins, Secretary, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Who are Applied Materials' major shareholders?

Applied Materials' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc (7.53%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.53%), BlackRock Inc. (6.77%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.07%), Capital World Investors (1.86%) and FMR LLC (1.50%). 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, Vanguard Group Inc., Vanguard Group Inc, AQR Capital Management LLC, Teachers Advisors LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp and American Century Companies Inc.. 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 $32.65.

How big of a company is Applied Materials?

Applied Materials has a market capitalization of $33.14 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 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,339 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  855 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,194
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This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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