Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) – An Investment to Strengthen Your Portfolio

    Ghanayem Steve G., SVP, New Mrkts & Alliances Grp, subtracted 25,000 shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) from its portfolio at the rate of $42.70 per share valuing $1,067,500 on Apr 03. The insider left behind 486,277 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) was $41.65. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $42.06, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $42.48. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $41.19 and a 2nd Support Level at $40.74. Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) stock has gained $0.27, or 0.65%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $2.56, or 6.55%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $3.05, or 7.90%. This year-to-date, Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) shares have gained $8.91, or 27.21%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) stock, 20% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 936,105 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $38,848,356K. Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) generates $17,253 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $3,313 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -18.30%, a 3-Year Total Return of 77.76%, and a 5-year Total Return of 83.08%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 57.89%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.210 per share on 05/22/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.92%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.84.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Apr-19, Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) reported earnings of $0.70 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.66 per share, representing a 0.04 difference and 6.21% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Jan-19, the reported earnings of $0.81 represented a 0.02 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.79 per share, which was a 2.41% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 07/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.70 per share. This estimate came from a total of 10 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.71 and the low estimate was $0.69. In the year-ago quarter, Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) generated per-share earnings of $1.20. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -41.67% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 1 purchases (5,007 shares in total) and 3 sale (170,255 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 10 insider buys amounting to 58,899 shares and 13 insider sales amounting to 634,010 shares. In the past full year, 28 insider purchases were made (involving 1,072,683 shares) and 17 insider sell-offs equivalent to 656,670 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) has a Current Ratio of 2.64, a Quick Ratio of 1.73 and a Cash Ratio of 0.99. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 77.63, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 43.70, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 29.85. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 77.63 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 43.70.