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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) from Technology

Today’s top gainers include the company Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) which is in the industry Semiconductor Equipment & Materials, gaining -0.23% today. In the last week its performance is -0.27%, and 23.87% for the past quarter. Currently, Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has a target price of 32.67, so today’s gain of -0.23% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.17%.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), has a market cap of 32620.44, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 85.00%.

At the current price of 29.91, it has a dividend yield of 1.34%, and its target price is 32.67. This is with a profit margin of 14.60%, and total debt/equity of 0.49. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has a P/E of 23.4, as well as a forward P/E of 13.25.

With a current EPS of 1.28, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 28.82%,Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 10.10%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 18.23%.

Performance for the year is 93.77%. Since its IPO date on 9/7/1984, the total performance to date is 62.33%.

Volume today for Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), is 11245800, while its average volume is 12590.6. Whilst the total gain today was -0.23%, it did have a day high of -1.64%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.49%, and 1.76% for the month. The 52-week low for Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has been 113.29%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.64%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.10%, and its return on assets is 10.40%. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has an operating margin of 18.20%. With a sales growth of 13.30% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT is in the sector Technology, its long-term debt/equity is 0.49, and has a current ratio of 2.5 and 1.8 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Applied Materials, Inc.? Well its PEG is 1.28, and the P/S is 3.3, along with a P/B of 4.75. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 9.99.

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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