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Is Applied Materials, Inc.(NASDAQ: AMAT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984. Applied Materials, Inc. is in the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Applied Materials, Inc., is 12954.11, and so far today it has a volume of 13901700. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is 60.98%.

To help you determine whether Applied Materials, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23.21 and forward P/E is 13.28. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Applied Materials, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.27. P/S ratio is 3.24 and the P/B ratio is 4.71. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.82 and 21.82 respectively.

At the current price Applied Materials, Inc. is trading at, 29.66 (-2.08% today), Applied Materials, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.35%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 31.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.28, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 28.02% after growing 29.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 72.90%, and 13.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1080.89, and the number of shares float is 1077.77. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 85.00%. The float short is 1.19%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.99. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.40%, and also a return on investment of 12.10%.

The ability for Applied Materials, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.5, and quick ratio is 1.8. Long term debt/equity is 0.49 and total debt/equity is 0.49. In terms of margins, Applied Materials, Inc. has a gross margin of 41.10%, with its operating margin at 18.20%, and Applied Materials, Inc. has a profit margin of 14.60%.

The 52 week high is -4.54%, with 111.51% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.37% and the 200 day simple moving average is 34.16%.

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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