Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) remains one of those companies benefitting from the excess supply over demand in the semiconductor market. During the trading session on Monday, the company’s shares dropped by -6.85%, closing at $114.12 while trading at a low of $105.50. The trading session saw a volume of 12.09 million shares. The stock ended its last session at $105.68.
AMAT stock kicked off the month positively as its largest client Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE: TSM), reported good results. The company has announced plans to invest enormous amounts of capital in 2021 – they aim to spend between $25 billion and $30 billion on capital expenditures – this is 52% more than they spent in 2020. Applied Materials can sell more machine tools and related raw materials to Taiwan Semiconductor as Taiwan Semiconductor aims to meet the strong demand for semiconductors.
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Applied Materials Inc (AMAT)announced a 24 % revenue boost and a 42 % adjusted profit in mid-February. This year’s financial year is expected to be a positive one for Applied Materials.
In this regard, it should be remembered that the semiconductor industry is cyclical, associated with technological advancements, the development of new generations of electronics, and other factors. Some sales cycles experience much stronger sales growth than others. Around $ 60 billion was spent in 2020 alone by companies on semiconductor manufacturing equipment, $70 billion through 2021, $100 billion through 2025. Long-term investors have a great chance to earn profits from Applied Materials in the future.
Over the past year, Applied Materials Inc’s (AMAT) performance is 22.46%, with its performance for the last seven days being just under -13.55%. During the past month, the stock’s price index has been 2.36% up and 22.74% over the past three months. Over the past six months, its performance has seen it soar 71.95% and even higher at 82.87% over its 52-week period.