Insights Into Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) Exposure By Institutions

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Stocks Info

Applied Materials Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ in the Technology sector while operating in the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $168.70 and fluctuated between $172.71 as its day high and $167.50 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Applied Materials Inc. is $140.37B. A total of 4.55 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 5.85M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, AMAT has seen 16 BUY and 9 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 480,779 and the disposition of 245,776 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 25 BUYs and 19 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 499,229 shares during that period but sold 331,882.

In the most recent transaction, Nalamasu Omkaram sold 23,228 shares of AMAT for 162.45 per share on Dec 22. After the transaction, the Senior Vice President, CTO now owns 190,972 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 30, Hill Brice sold 1,000 shares at 150.04 per share. AMAT shares that SVP, CFO owns now total 106,023.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Little Teri A. disposed of 10,000 shares on Jul 07 at a per-share price of $142.00. This resulted in the SVP, CLO holding 69,504 shares of AMAT after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Deane Timothy M sold 7,500 shares at $137.30 per share on Jun 09. Company shares held by the GVP, Applied Global Services now total 100,759.

Dividend

The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Applied Materials Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.23, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.73%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.80. AMAT’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/21/2024 when it declared a $0.32 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/14/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/14/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/22/2023. The AMAT stock dividend was $0.32 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for AMAT in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $172.43 with high estimates of $215.00 and low estimates of $138.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AMAT has a high of $178.40 and a low of $109.00.

As of this writing, AMAT has an earnings estimate of $Meta Materials Inc. per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of Applied Materials, Inc. estimates, with a high estimate of $Mattel, Inc. per share and a lower estimate of $American Tower Corporation (REI.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. AMAT’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $5.46B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $5.75B in debt and $6.34B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $19.63, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $12.25B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for AMAT is Buy with a score of 4.17.

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