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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 -1.25% today. In the last week its performance is 9.05%, and 31.38% for the past quarter. Currently, Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has a target price of 32.67, so today’s gain of -1.25% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.47%.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), has a market cap of 30147.44, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 84.20%.

At the current price of 29.27, it has a dividend yield of 1.35%, and its target price is 32.67. This is with a profit margin of 15.10%, and total debt/equity of 0.49. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has a P/E of 27.29, as well as a forward P/E of 13.57.

With a current EPS of 1.09, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 27.11%,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 18.23%.

Performance for the year is 88.36%. Since its IPO date on 9/7/1984, the total performance to date is 60.32%.

Volume today for Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), is 16950297, while its average volume is 13554.63. Whilst the total gain today was -1.25%, it did have a day high of -1.58%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.94%, and 1.58% for the month. The 52-week low for Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has been 108.60%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.58%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.10%, and its return on assets is 10.40%. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has an operating margin of 18.80%. With a sales growth of 13.30% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT is in the sector Technology, its long-term debt/equity is 0.49, and has a current ratio of 2.5 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 3.15, along with a P/B of 4.7. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 9.23.

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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