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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT

Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Semiconductor Equipment & Materials in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT  has a market cap of 34761.42. Since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984, Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT performance year to date is 75.10%. Today Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has gained 0.62%, with a current price of 32.36.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 83.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.50%. Return of assets are at 12.60%, with return on investment at 17.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.44. While Total debt/equity is 0.46. With a profit margin of 15.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 41.70%, and operating margin of 19.90%. Applied Materials, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.3, while the quick ratio is 1.7.

For the last year Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has seen a EPS growth of 37.30%. A performance for the year of 74.17%. The 52-week high is 0.03%, and the 52-week low is 113.05%. The average volume for Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT is 2026052.

With a target price of 34.53, can Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT. Applied Materials, Inc. has a P/E of 20.69 and a forward P/E of 12.84. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.32. Applied Materials, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.21 and 4.81 respectively. For P/cash, Applied Materials, Inc. has a value of 9.27, while it is 19.65 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 32.36, Applied Materials, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.24%. We see a return on equity of 24.80%.

Looking more long-term Applied Materials, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 15.63%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.83% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 37.30% for this year and for the last five years a 1.30% growth has been seen.

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