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How has Applied Materials, Inc.:(NASDAQ:AMAT) performed recently?

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 29605.8. It is in the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 24.56, a forward P/E of 14.13 and EPS of 1.08. At a stock price of 26.76 (0.62%) it has a dividend yield of 1.50%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 10.10%, more recently this last year it has grown by 29.00%. The next year growth is going to be about 23.09% and more long-term 16.10% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -2.50%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 0.20% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 0.30%.

For performance, Applied Materials, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 5.77%. For the last month performance for Applied Materials, Inc. is 12.28%. While the last quarter is 23.92% and half year, 67.05%. Finally for the year, performance is 52.91%.

The 52-week high for Applied Materials, Inc., is at 0.47%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 90.74%. The 20-day simple moving average is 14.99% and 37.72% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.60%, and for the month it is 1.91%. Applied Materials, Inc., has a target price of 27.25.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.51, and for total debt/equity Applied Materials, Inc. has 0.51. The gross margin is 40.70%, while operating margin is 16.70%, the profit margin is 13.30%. The current ratio is 2.6 and the quick ratio is 1.8.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at 85.80%. Applied Materials, Inc. has a payout ratio of 36.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 1113. The shares float is 1086.27, with the float short at 1.12%, with short ratio coming to 0.9.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Applied Materials, Inc., get 9.30%, with its returns on investment at 12.10%. Return on equity is 17.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 27.25, reached soon?

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