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Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) closed its last session at $51.96. The stock traded within a range of $49.15 and $52.12. The company operates in the Technology sector with a market capitalization of 55.29 Million. Trading volume for Applied Materials, Inc. was 21.72 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has an average volume of 13.08 Million.

Company Profile

Applied Materials, Inc. expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. The Company offer consulting, spare parts, services, automation software, upgrades and legacy equipment to improve the performance and productivity of the customer’s equipment and fab operations. Applied Materials offers a diverse array of flexible service solutions to increase equipment uptime and factory efficiency, enabling fabs to focus on chip production, while lowering cost per wafer. The Company’s display service portfolio has been developed to address the customers’ specific needs and offers a variety of services that provide support for every maintenance activity on an Applied Materials display tool. Applied Materials is committed to the success of the customers throughout the product and factory life cycle and their crystalline silicon solar (c-Si) services enable the customers to focus on increasing cell efficiency and meeting factory goals.

Analyst Views

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) received a Buy rating from 6 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 0 analysts say it’s a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) touched its 1-Year High price of $60.89 on 11/17/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $34.58 on 02/16/17.

EPS & Financials

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $1.06/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.98/Share by a difference of $0.08. This showed a surprise of 8.2% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 17 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.02/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.11/share and a low EPS of $0.95/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $4.26 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 4.71 Billion and 4.08 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has a 20-Day average volume of 15.01 Million. According to today’s trading volume Applied Materials, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BEARISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.5 Percent and Institutional ownership of 82.7 Percent. The return on assets stands at 19.1%, Return on Equity currently is 40.4% and the Return on Investment value is 24.4%.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) gross margin percentage stands at 44.9% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 26.6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 23.6 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.29% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -1.48 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 6.05 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 1.64 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 26.6%. The return on invested capital is at 24.4%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 19.51.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 6.05%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 1.64% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.