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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) from Technology

Today’s top gainers include the company Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) which is in the industry Semiconductor Equipment & Materials, gaining 0.73% today. In the last week its performance is 7.45%, and 22.04% for the past quarter. Currently, Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has a target price of 27.25, so today’s gain of 0.73% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.66%.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), has a market cap of 29049.3, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 85.80%.

At the current price of 26.1, it has a dividend yield of 1.53%, and its target price is 27.25. This is with a profit margin of 13.30%, and total debt/equity of 0.51. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has a P/E of 24.1, as well as a forward P/E of 13.9.

With a current EPS of 1.08, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 22.83%,Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 10.10%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 16.10%.

Performance for the year is 43.58%. Since its IPO date on 9/7/1984, the total performance to date is 41.17%.

Volume today for Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), is 14841100, while its average volume is 13511.88. Whilst the total gain today was 0.73%, it did have a day high of 0.50%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.77%, and 1.96% for the month. The 52-week low for Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has been 86.00%, while the 52-week-high has reached 0.50%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.10%, and its return on assets is 9.30%. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has an operating margin of 16.70%. With a sales growth of 0.30% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT is in the sector Technology, its long-term debt/equity is 0.51, and has a current ratio of 2.6 and 1.8 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Applied Materials, Inc.? Well its PEG is 1.5, and the P/S is 3.04, along with a P/B of 4.42. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 11.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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