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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 32307.91. Since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984, Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT performance year to date is 61.46%. Today Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has gained -0.47%, with a current price of 29.75.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 31.10%. Return of assets are at 10.40%, with return on investment at 12.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.49. While Total debt/equity is 0.49. With a profit margin of 14.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 41.10%, and operating margin of 18.20%. Applied Materials, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.5, while the quick ratio is 1.8.

For the last year Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has seen a EPS growth of 29.00%. A performance for the year of 93.47%. The 52-week high is -4.25%, and the 52-week low is 101.17%. The average volume for Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT is 10340700.

With a target price of 33.5, 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 23.28 and a forward P/E of 13.32. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.28. Applied Materials, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.26 and 4.72 respectively. For P/cash, Applied Materials, Inc. has a value of 9.89, while it is 21.99 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 29.75, Applied Materials, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.34%. We see a return on equity of 20.60%.

Looking more long-term Applied Materials, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 18.23%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 28.02% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 29.00% for this year and for the last five years a 10.10% growth has been seen.

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