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Applied Materials (AMAT) Competitors

$245.55
+2.15 (+0.88%)
(As of 07/15/2024 ET)

AMAT vs. TXN, MU, INTC, LRCX, ADI, KLAC, AMD, ENTG, ONTO, and AMKR

Should you be buying Applied Materials stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Applied Materials include Texas Instruments (TXN), Micron Technology (MU), Intel (INTC), Lam Research (LRCX), Analog Devices (ADI), KLA (KLAC), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Entegris (ENTG), Onto Innovation (ONTO), and Amkor Technology (AMKR). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

Applied Materials vs.

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, media sentiment, dividends, profitability, community ranking and analyst recommendations.

Texas Instruments has a net margin of 35.16% compared to Texas Instruments' net margin of 27.57%. Texas Instruments' return on equity of 41.22% beat Applied Materials' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Texas Instruments35.16% 35.28% 18.06%
Applied Materials 27.57%41.22%22.18%

Texas Instruments currently has a consensus price target of $184.62, suggesting a potential downside of 8.50%. Applied Materials has a consensus price target of $223.64, suggesting a potential downside of 9.13%. Given Applied Materials' higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Texas Instruments is more favorable than Applied Materials.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Texas Instruments
4 Sell rating(s)
11 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.14
Applied Materials
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
19 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.76

85.0% of Texas Instruments shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.6% of Applied Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Texas Instruments shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Applied Materials shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Applied Materials has higher revenue and earnings than Texas Instruments. Applied Materials is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Texas Instruments, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Texas Instruments$17.52B10.49$6.51B$6.4131.48
Applied Materials$26.52B7.67$6.86B$8.7028.22

In the previous week, Applied Materials had 2 more articles in the media than Texas Instruments. MarketBeat recorded 17 mentions for Applied Materials and 15 mentions for Texas Instruments. Applied Materials' average media sentiment score of 1.05 beat Texas Instruments' score of 0.94 indicating that Texas Instruments is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Texas Instruments
8 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Applied Materials
9 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Texas Instruments pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Applied Materials pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Texas Instruments pays out 81.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Applied Materials pays out 18.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Texas Instruments has increased its dividend for 20 consecutive years. Texas Instruments is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Applied Materials received 478 more outperform votes than Texas Instruments when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 72.12% of users gave Applied Materials an outperform vote while only 60.65% of users gave Texas Instruments an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Texas InstrumentsOutperform Votes
1418
60.65%
Underperform Votes
920
39.35%
Applied MaterialsOutperform Votes
1896
72.12%
Underperform Votes
733
27.88%

Texas Instruments has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Materials has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Applied Materials beats Texas Instruments on 12 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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AMAT vs. The Competition

MetricApplied MaterialsSemiconductors & related devices IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$203.31B$51.61B$21.86B$8.53B
Dividend Yield0.66%1.74%2.65%4.03%
P/E Ratio28.2224.63247.0316.41
Price / Sales7.6719.46539.0780.71
Price / Cash27.9328.5931.2131.31
Price / Book12.616.837.064.67
Net Income$6.86B$897.67M$617.38M$214.46M
7 Day Performance-0.30%3.20%2.54%5.92%
1 Month Performance3.59%10.05%3.66%5.75%
1 Year Performance72.03%-9.93%11.24%3.39%

Applied Materials Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
TXN
Texas Instruments
4.775 of 5 stars
4.78 / 5 stars
$201.87
+0.9%
$183.90
-8.9%
+11.6%$183.80B$17.52B31.4934,000Analyst Forecast
Positive News
MU
Micron Technology
4.6537 of 5 stars
4.65 / 5 stars
$133.55
+2.5%
$158.72
+18.8%
+108.4%$148.09B$15.54B-94.0543,000
INTC
Intel
4.9108 of 5 stars
4.91 / 5 stars
$34.49
+3.0%
$39.58
+14.8%
+4.0%$146.82B$54.23B35.93124,800Gap Up
LRCX
Lam Research
4.5369 of 5 stars
4.54 / 5 stars
$1,069.82
+0.9%
$981.29
-8.3%
+67.5%$138.58B$14.24B39.3517,200Insider Selling
ADI
Analog Devices
4.792 of 5 stars
4.79 / 5 stars
$238.56
+2.1%
$243.23
+2.0%
+24.3%$118.38B$12.31B55.7426,000Positive News
KLAC
KLA
4.9388 of 5 stars
4.94 / 5 stars
$857.72
+0.6%
$747.40
-12.9%
+80.7%$114.84B$9.60B44.9314,000Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↓
Positive News
AMD
Advanced Micro Devices
4.0127 of 5 stars
4.01 / 5 stars
$181.61
-0.2%
$191.00
+5.2%
+56.6%$293.54B$22.68B267.0826,000Analyst Forecast
ENTG
Entegris
3.503 of 5 stars
3.50 / 5 stars
$144.45
+2.7%
$149.80
+3.7%
+34.2%$21.78B$3.52B69.458,000Insider Selling
ONTO
Onto Innovation
4.5041 of 5 stars
4.50 / 5 stars
$229.28
+1.7%
$248.00
+8.2%
+105.2%$11.30B$815.87M81.591,497Analyst Forecast
Positive News
AMKR
Amkor Technology
4.8234 of 5 stars
4.82 / 5 stars
$42.12
+0.4%
$40.43
-4.0%
+44.2%$10.31B$6.40B27.7128,700Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:AMAT) was last updated on 7/15/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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