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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 2.24% today. In the last week its performance is 1.28%, and 19.54% for the past quarter. Currently, Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has a target price of 40.34, so today’s gain of 2.24% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.06%.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), has a market cap of 38011.73, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.40%, and institutional ownership is 84.50%.

At the current price of 36.47, it has a dividend yield of 1.12%, and its target price is 40.34. This is with a profit margin of 18.00%, and total debt/equity of 0. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has a P/E of 18.25, as well as a forward P/E of 12.73.

With a current EPS of 1.96, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 7.32%,Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 1.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 21.62%.

Performance for the year is 97.84%. Since its IPO date on 9/7/1984, the total performance to date is 10.85%.

Volume today for Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), is 6989259, while its average volume is 10160.7. Whilst the total gain today was 2.24%, it did have a day high of 1.87%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.02%, and 1.72% for the month. The 52-week low for Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT has been 118.31%, while the 52-week-high has reached 1.87%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 17.60%, and its return on assets is 15.10%. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has an operating margin of 22.00%. With a sales growth of 45.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT is in the sector Technology, its long-term debt/equity is 0.41, and has a current ratio of 2.4 and 1.8 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Applied Materials, Inc.? Well its PEG is 0.84, and the P/S is 3.21, along with a P/B of 5. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 9.17.

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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