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Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) volume hits 6.78 million: A New Opening for Investors

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) started the day on December 15, 2021, with a price increase of 4.01% at $153.66. During the day, the stock rose to $153.89 and sunk to $145.16 before settling in for the price of $147.73 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, AMAT posted a 52-week range of $83.53-$159.00.

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The Technology Sector giants’ yearly sales growth during the last 5-year period was 12.20%. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 28.40%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 38.20%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $908.00 million, simultaneously with a float of $900.38 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $138.67 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $143.86, while the 200-day Moving Average is $135.39.

While finding the extent of efficiency of the company that is accounted for 24000 employees. For the Profitability, stocks gross margin was +47.37, operating margin was +31.27 and Pretax Margin of +29.36.

Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) Ownership Facts and Figures

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are working with this stock of the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Applied Materials Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.50%, in contrast to 80.10% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Dec 01, this organization’s President and CEO sold 300,000 shares at the rate of 152.79, making the entire transaction reach 45,838,409 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 1,668,504. Preceding that transaction, on Sep 01, Company’s SVP, Operations & Quality sold 40,000 for 134.83, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 5,393,077. This particular insider is now the holder of 312,509 in total.

Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) Earnings and Revenue Records

In the latest quarterly report released, which was put into the public domain on 10/30/2021, the organization reported $1.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the three months, lower than the consensus estimate (set at $1.95) by -$0.01. This company achieved a net margin of +25.53 while generating a return on equity of 51.59. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 1.94 per share during the current fiscal year.

Applied Materials Inc.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 38.20% and is forecasted to reach 8.14 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 16.54% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 28.40% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) Trading Performance Indicators

Let’s observe the current performance indicators for Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT). It’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 2.20. The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 6.11. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $23.96, and its Beta score is 1.38. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 6.01. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 40.65.

In the same vein, AMAT’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 6.41, a figure that is expected to reach 1.86 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 8.14 at the market close of one year from today.

Technical Analysis of Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT)

If we take a close look at the recent performances of Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), its last 5-days Average volume was 5.9 million that shows plunge from its year to date volume of 8.26 million. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 48.93% While, its Average True Range was 6.41.

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Raw Stochastic average of Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 85.10%, which indicates a major rise in contrast to 72.97% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 52.16% that was higher than 37.06% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.

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