Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) EPS Analysis

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) EPS Analysis

Applied Matls Inc now has $44.49B valuation. 11,895,324 shares of the company's stock were exchanged.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of AMAT. Finally, First Quadrant L P CA purchased a new stake in Applied Materials during the third quarter worth about $103,000. Huntington National Bank increased its stake in shares of Applied Materials by 18.6% in the third quarter. The stock now has Weekly Volatility of 2.22% and Monthly Volatility of 1.68%. First Interstate Bank boosted its position in shares of Applied Materials by 2.9% in the fourth quarter.

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Stock research firms now have a positive stance on shares of Applied Materials, Inc. The fund owned 9,185 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock after selling 393 shares during the period. The California-based Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc has invested 3.77% in the stock. "(AMAT)" was posted by Markets Daily and is owned by of Markets Daily. The Company has 52-week high of $45.08 and 52-week low of $19.32. The firm's 50-day moving average is $40.59 and its 200 day moving average is $35.57. For the quarter ending Jul-17, 19 analysts have a mean sales target of 3,417.21 million whilst for the year ending Oct-17, 20 analysts have a mean target of 13,411.10 million. News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Applied Materials, Inc. with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.01.

The company's net profit margin stands at 18.00% whereas its return on equity (ROE) is 30.20%. The firm had revenue of $3.55 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.54 billion.

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Applied Materials, Inc. closed its last trading session at $45.07 with the loss of -5.13%. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 25th will be given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 23rd. When chip sales are soft or there is a glut in the market, Applied Materials' business dries up and its growth story - as well as the stock's momentum - go right out the window. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US & worldwide trademark and copyright laws. The legal version of this piece can be read at https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/05/18/applied-materials-inc-amat-stake-raised-by-reliance-trust-co-of-delaware-updated-updated-updated.html.

AMAT has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of Applied Materials from $42.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday. Summit Redstone reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Applied Materials in a report on Saturday, January 21st.

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Applied Materials sells the chipmaking equipment that keeps companies like Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have given a buy rating to the company.

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