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How to buy Applied Materials (AMAT) stock
Learn how to easily invest in Applied Materials stock.
Applied Materials, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Applied Materials shares (AMAT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Applied Materials employs 24,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Applied Materials
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AMAT – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- AMAT shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is AMAT stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short AMAT shares?
- Is AMAT suitable for ethical investing?
- Are AMAT shares over-valued?
- Applied Materials's financials
- How volatile are AMAT shares?
- Does Applied Materials pay a dividend?
- Have AMAT shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Applied Materials stock price (NASDAQ: AMAT)Use our graph to track the performance of AMAT stocks over time.
Applied Materials shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$139.85|
|52-week range||$53.79 - $145.75|
|50-day moving average||$136.13|
|200-day moving average||$123.66|
|Wall St. target price||$161.21|
|Dividend yield||$0.88 (0.64%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.80|
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Applied Materials price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-15)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-25)||2.69%|
|3 months (2021-04-26)||1.86%|
|6 months (2021-01-22)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-22)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-22)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-22)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-22)||N/A|
Is Applied Materials under- or over-valued?
Valuing Applied Materials stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Applied Materials's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Applied Materials's P/E ratio
Applied Materials's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Applied Materials shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Applied Materials's PEG ratio
Applied Materials's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2053. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Applied Materials's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Applied Materials's EBITDA
Applied Materials's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Applied Materials's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Applied Materials financials
|Revenue TTM||$19.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||28.62%|
|Gross profit TTM||$7.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||15.45%|
|Return on equity TTM||42.17%|
|Market capitalisation||$125.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Applied Materials shares
There are currently 12.3 million Applied Materials shares held short by investors – that's known as Applied Materials's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% up from 11.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Applied Materials shares can be evaluated.
Applied Materials's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Applied Materials's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Applied Materials shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Applied Materials shares traded daily (recently around 7.0 million). Applied Materials's SIR currently stands at 1.75. In other words for every 100,000 Applied Materials shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1750 shares are currently held short.
However Applied Materials's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Applied Materials shares, or, against the total number of tradable Applied Materials shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Applied Materials's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Applied Materials shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0135% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Applied Materials shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Applied Materials.
Find out more about how you can short Applied Materials stock.
Applied Materials's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Applied Materials.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Applied Materials's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 12.25
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Applied Materials's overall score of 12.25 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Applied Materials is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Applied Materials's environmental score
Environmental score: 3.83/100
Applied Materials's social score
Social score: 2.92/100
Applied Materials's governance score
Governance score: 5.01/100
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||12.25|
|Total ESG percentile||5.36|
Applied Materials share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 16.89% of net profits
Recently Applied Materials has paid out, on average, around 16.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Applied Materials shareholders could enjoy a 0.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Applied Materials's case, that would currently equate to about $0.88 per share.
While Applied Materials's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Applied Materials is investing more in its future growth.
Applied Materials's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Applied Materials's shares ever split?
Applied Materials's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 April 2002. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Applied Materials shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Applied Materials shares which in turn could have impacted Applied Materials's share price.
Applied Materials share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Applied Materials's shares have ranged in value from as little as $53.7935 up to $145.7452. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Applied Materials's is 1.4456. This would suggest that Applied Materials's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Applied Materials overview
Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells various manufacturing equipment that is used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. This segment also offers various technologies, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation/nitridation, rapid thermal processing, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, electrochemical deposition, atomic layer deposition, etching, and selective deposition and removal, as well as metrology and inspection tools. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity comprising spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays; organic light-emitting diodes; and other display technologies for TVs, monitors, laptops, personal computers, electronic tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for processing flexible substrates.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Applied Materials is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.364% of Applied Materials shares are held by insiders and 82.075% by institutions. How many people work for Applied Materials?
Latest data suggests 24,800 work at Applied Materials. When does the fiscal year end for Applied Materials?
Applied Materials's fiscal year ends in October. Where is Applied Materials based?
Applied Materials's address is: 3050 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA, United States, 95052-3299 What is Applied Materials's ISIN number?
Applied Materials's international securities identification number is: US0382221051 What is Applied Materials's CUSIP number?
Applied Materials's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 038222105
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