Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Limited (CYOU)

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Limited (CYOU)

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Limited (CYOU)

Fine tuning their focus in on Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Friday, February 19 with "Neutral" rating.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the global semiconductor, display and related industries. The company reported the earnings of $0.67/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.66/share. Pinnacle Bank purchased a new stake in Applied Materials during the first quarter worth about $113,000. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its position in Applied Materials by 24.2% in the fourth quarter. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 48.39%, compared with a gain of almost 20.83% for 3 months and about 12.38% for the past 30 days. The stock price has recently touched $5.63 which has caused investors to take a second look at company shares.

Applied Materials (AMAT) posts a stronger-than-expected 2Q. The stock had a trading volume of 21,882,225 shares. The firm has a market cap of $47.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.81 and a beta of 1.81. (NASDAQ:AMAT)'s stock about -2.02% from the 50-day high and 19.31% away from the 50-day low. Applied Materials also was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. The manufacturing equipment provider reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.01. For the current period, the company expects adjusted EPS of 79c-87c on revenue in the range of $3.6B-$3.75B, also topping consensus. Applied Materials had a net margin of 15.90% and a return on equity of 28.09%.

Demand for large format TVs: The average TV sizes are expected to reach 44.5 inches in 2017, up 5 inches in the past 3 years. Taking a look back at some historical performance numbers for Applied Materials, Inc.

On 3/10/2017 Applied Materials announced a quarterly dividend of $0.10 1.05% with an ex dividend date of 5/23/2017 which will be payable on 6/15/2017. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.91%. Applied Materials's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.64%. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Applied Materials during the third quarter worth $1,780,000. "(AMAT)" was posted by Sports Perspectives and is the sole property of of Sports Perspectives. If you are accessing this news story on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and worldwide trademark and copyright laws.

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Building on its strong growth momentum since the last few quarters, Applied Materials (NYSE:AMAT) reported record revenue and earnings for Q2 2017. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are forecasting a harmony target price of $9.28 on company shares. Needham & Company LLC restated a "buy" rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Applied Materials in a research note on Monday, February 13th.

Santa Clara, Calif. -based Applied earned an adjusted 79 cents a share, up 132% year over year, on sales of $3.55 billion, up 45%, for the period ended April 30. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Applied Materials from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th.

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Number of analysts are eying on this stock, and after detailed observation, they have given the stock mean target price of $39.95 while their mean recommendation is 1.60 (1=Buy, 5=sell). For the past two quarters, the stock has always dipped early in the morning and then recover as the day goes on.

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