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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 29483.37. Since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984, Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT performance year to date is 43.28%. Today Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has gained 0.17%, with a current price of 26.53.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 36.70%. Return of assets are at 9.30%, 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 0.51. While Total debt/equity is 0.51. With a profit margin of 13.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 40.70%, and operating margin of 16.70%. Applied Materials, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.6, 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 55.79%. The 52-week high is -1.06%, and the 52-week low is 89.10%. The average volume for Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT is 5320020.

With a target price of 27.48, 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 24.39 and a forward P/E of 14.08. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.52. Applied Materials, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.08 and 4.49 respectively. For P/cash, Applied Materials, Inc. has a value of 11.17, while it is 36.58 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 26.53, Applied Materials, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.51%. We see a return on equity of 17.30%.

Looking more long-term Applied Materials, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 23.09% 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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