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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 -0.92% today. In the last week its performance is 0.46%, and 23.96% for the past quarter. Currently, Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has a target price of 33.33, so today’s gain of -0.92% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.62%.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), has a market cap of 32849.2, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 84.90%.

At the current price of 30.29, it has a dividend yield of 1.32%, and its target price is 33.33. This is with a profit margin of 14.60%, and total debt/equity of 0.49. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has a P/E of 23.7, as well as a forward P/E of 13.38.

With a current EPS of 1.28, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 29.17%,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 111.27%. Since its IPO date on 9/7/1984, the total performance to date is 64.40%.

Volume today for Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), is 15539400, while its average volume is 12905.99. Whilst the total gain today was -0.92%, it did have a day high of -1.59%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.09%, and 1.92% for the month. The 52-week low for Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has been 116.00%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.59%.

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 18.20%. 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 1.3, and the P/S is 3.32, along with a P/B of 4.81. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 10.06.

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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