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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 12716.69, and so far today it has a volume of 10699000. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is 64.40%.

To help you determine whether Applied Materials, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23.7 and forward P/E is 13.47. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Applied Materials, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.3. P/S ratio is 3.3 and the P/B ratio is 4.81. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.99 and 22.22 respectively.

At the current price Applied Materials, Inc. is trading at, 30.29 (1.51% today), Applied Materials, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 23.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.28, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 28.88% 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 1077.51, and the number of shares float is 1077.51. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 84.30%. The float short is 1.04%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.88. 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 0.07%, with 116.00% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 14.81% and the 200 day simple moving average is 42.67%.

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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