So Far This Year, Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) Reached A New High 2 times


As of Thursday close, Applied Materials Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock was up $8.74, moving up 7.18 percent to $130.47. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 7,092,420 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.55 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,689,935, while in the previous 50 days, it was 6,069,204.

Since last month, AMAT stock rose 18.28%. Shares of the company fell to $109.15 on 04/27/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $132.06 was reached on 05/18/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $71.12. Since the beginning of this year, AMAT’s stock price has risen by 33.98% or $33.09, and marked a new high 13 times. However, the stock has declined by -1.20% since its 52-week high.

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AMAT stock investors should be aware that Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 67 days ago on Mar 20. Nalamasu Omkaram, the Senior Vice President, CTO of the company, disposed of 29,444 shares for $124.70 on Mar 20. It resulted in a $3,671,667 divestment by the insider. Little Teri A. sold 6,813 shares at an average price of $117.44 on Feb 28. The insider now owns 98,332 shares following the transaction. On Jan 20, Director CHEN XUN sold 377 shares at $107.80 apiece. The transaction was valued at $40,641.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) has a P/E ratio of about 17.21. The stock’s beta is 1.58. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.24, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 8.22, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 30.18 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.32 per share was paid out, which is 23.08% more than last year’s $0.26. On Friday March 10 2023, a $0.06 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended April 29, Applied Materials Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.50, while its current ratio was 2.30, 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 April 29 was 0.41, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.43. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 46.30% percent. In the year ended April 29, EBITDA margin amounted to 31.69%, whereas operating margins totaled 29.20%. Based on annual data, AMAT earned $11.99 billion in gross profit and brought in $25.79 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 38.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 53.00%.

In Applied Materials Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for April 29, it reported total debt of $5.46 billion against cash and short-term investments of $500.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. AMAT’s revenue rose 6.94% to $6.75 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $6.74 billion. While analysts expected Applied Materials Inc. to report $1.84 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 8.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $2.09 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Applied Materials Inc. were 14.54 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended April 29, and its total debt was $5.66 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $845.12 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Applied Materials Inc.’s (AMAT) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 49.06%, the RSI 9-day stood at 69.20% on 25 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Applied Materials Inc. price is up by +0.42% percent or $0.55. At present, AMAT shares trade +16.82% above its 20-day simple moving average and +33.98% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +10.12% above its SMA50 and +30.92% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 66.90% and Stochastic coefficient D was 65.98%, while ATR was 4.09. Given the Stochastic reading of 91.72% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 66.64%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.25, while the 14-day reading stands at 3.82.

Analyst Ratings

Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, AMAT is a sell, and 8 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Applied Materials Inc. stock as buy, with 18 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $140.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $100.00 – $160.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) will achieve an average price target of $138.36.


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