How Much Does Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) Pay Out In Dividends?

As of Friday close, Applied Materials Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock was up $5.1, moving up 4.78 percent to $111.86. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 8,977,800 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.64 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 7,945,130, while in the previous 50 days, it was 7,956,794.


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Since last month, AMAT stock retreated -4.28%. Shares of the company fell to $102.99 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $167.06 was reached on 01/14/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $102.99. Since the beginning of this year, AMAT’s stock price has dropped by -28.91% or -$45.50, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -33.04% since its 52-week high.

Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) last reported insider trading activity 164 days ago on Dec 01. DICKERSON GARY E, the President and CEO of the company, disposed of 300,000 shares for $152.79 on Dec 01. It resulted in a $45,838,409 divestment by the insider. ADDIEGO GINETTO sold 40,000 shares at an average price of $134.83 on Sep 01. The insider now owns 312,509 shares following the transaction. On Sep 01, Senior Vice President, CFO Durn Daniel sold 5,000 shares at $134.59 apiece. The transaction was valued at $672,958.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) has a P/E ratio of about 15.56. The stock’s beta is 1.44. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.12, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 8.37, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 19.40 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.26 per share was paid out, which is 8.33% more than last year’s $0.24. On Friday March 11 2022, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended October 30, Applied Materials Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.80, while its current ratio was 2.50, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending October 30 was 0.46. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 47.70% percent. In the year ended October 30, EBITDA margin amounted to 32.98%, whereas operating margins totaled 31.40%. Based on annual data, AMAT earned $10.91 billion in gross profit and brought in $23.06 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 33.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 54.40%.

In Applied Materials Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for October 30, it reported total debt of $5.45 billion against cash and short-term investments of $473.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. AMAT’s revenue rose 17.68% to $6.12 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $6.27 billion. While analysts expected Applied Materials Inc. to report $1.95 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.94 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -0.50%. During the quarter, the company generated $2.08 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Applied Materials Inc. were 13.54 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended October 30, and its total debt was $5.75 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $883.39 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Applied Materials Inc.’s (AMAT) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 57.85%, the RSI 9-day stood at 50.18% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Applied Materials Inc. price is down by -0.57% percent or -$0.64. At present, AMAT shares trade -1.32% below its 20-day simple moving average and -22.86% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -14.38% below its SMA50 and -18.65% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 26.79% and Stochastic coefficient D was 15.01%, while ATR was 5.29. Given the Stochastic reading of 54.99% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 46.96%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.94, while the 14-day reading stands at -3.18.

Analyst Ratings

UBS reiterated its a Neutral rating on Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) in a note to investors. The analysts firm has however raised their price target to $160, representing a possible 25.43% increase in the stock price.

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