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Applied Materials Inc

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries.

Applied Materials stock last closed at $84.42, down 1.84% from the previous day, and has decreased 34.19% in one year. It has overperformed other stocks in the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry by 0 percentage points. Applied Materials stock is currently +2.29% from its 52-week low of $82.53, and -49.47% from its 52-week high of $167.06.

At the moment, there are 860.31M shares of AMAT outstanding. The market capitalization of AMAT is $72.63B. In the last 24 hours, 8.52M AMAT shares were traded.

How to Buy Applied Materials Stock

Not sure how to invest in Applied Materials stock? Here's how.
  1. Choose where to buy Applied Materials stock: You need to choose an online brokerage, but don't worry - we've researched dozens of online stock brokerages and apps to help you figure out where to buy Applied Materials stock.
  2. Sign up for a brokerage account: Sign up for 0% commission trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've identified. It's the best place to buy AMAT stock.
  3. Fund your investment account: Pick your method of payment and add your information.
  4. Analyze Applied Materials stock: The Applied Materials ticker symbol is AMAT. Is Applied Materials stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of AMAT? How do AMAT's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Applied Materials is a good buy? Why has AMAT's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock analysis website can help you decide if AMAT is a good stock to buy).
  5. Make your AMAT purchase: Decide if you will purchase AMAT shares at the current market price or use a limit order to purchase AMAT shares at a specific price.
  6. Get the latest scoop on your AMAT position: Create a watchlist to keep tabs on your investment in Applied Materials stock.

Step 1: Choose where to buy Applied Materials stock

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Step 2: Sign up for a brokerage account

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Step 4: Analyze Applied Materials stock

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Applied Materials quick stats

AMAT Price
$84.42
1w %
-0.73%
1y %
-34.19%
5y %
62.07%
P/E
11.21x
P/B
6.02x
P/S
2.9x
PEG
4.63x
Revenue
$25.16B
Earnings
$6.65B
Fore. Rev. Growth
2.05%
Fore. Earn. Growth
2.69%
Market Cap
$72.63B
Next Earnings
Nov 17, 2022
Next Dividend
Dec 15, 2022

Applied Materials Fundamentals

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You can see all of the due diligence checks on AMAT's stock page.

Is AMAT stock properly valued?

Analysts use a variety of different financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge AMAT's fair value.

Using relative valuations measures:

  • AMAT could be undervalued based on its P/E ratio of 11.21x, relative to Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry P/E ratio of 19.19x
  • AMAT could be undervalued based on its P/B ratio of 6.02x, relative to Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry P/B ratio of 7.31x
  • AMAT could be overvalued based on its PEG ratio of 4.63x

You can access additional valuation research on AMAT's stock here.

AMAT Financial Health Summary

Positive Health Checks:

  • AMAT's operating cash flow of $5.69B allows it to safely service it's debt of $5.46B.
  • AMAT profit margin has gone up from 24.5% to 26.4% in the past year.
  • AMAT earnings of $7.88B is not enough to cover its interest payments.
  • There are more short-term assets than long-term liabilities on the AMAT balance sheet.
  • Total AMAT debt is lower than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.
  • There are more short-term assets than short-term liabilities on the AMAT balance sheet.

Negative Health Checks:

  • AMAT has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 1.17.

Is Applied Materials stock a Buy, Hold, or Sell?

Out of 19 Wall Street analysts who give ratings on AMAT, the consensus analyst rating on Applied Materials is a Strong Buy

Should I buy or sell AMAT stock?

Based on 19 analysts offering ratings for Applied Materials Inc.
Strong Buy
Strong Buy
10 analysts 52.63%
Buy
4 analysts 21.05%
Hold
5 analysts 26.32%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

Most Recent AMAT Analyst Recommendations

Blayne Curtis, a bottom 18% analyst from Barclays maintains AMAT with a hold rating and lowers their AMAT price target from $95.00 to $85.00, on Sep 28, 2022.

Joseph Moore, a top 26% analyst from Morgan Stanley maintains AMAT with a hold rating and lowers their AMAT price target from $115.00 to $109.00, on Sep 6, 2022.

Atif Malik, a top 14% analyst from Citigroup maintains AMAT with a strong buy rating and lowers their AMAT price target from $160.00 to $150.00, on Aug 22, 2022.

Christian Schwab, a top 14% analyst from Craig-Hallum maintains AMAT with a buy rating and lowers their AMAT price target from $145.00 to $126.00, on Aug 19, 2022.

Harlan Sur, a bottom 10% analyst from JP Morgan maintains AMAT with a strong buy rating and lowers their AMAT price target from $158.00 to $140.00, on Aug 19, 2022.

You can dive deeper into what analysts are saying on the Applied Materials stock forecast page.

Metrics for Advanced AMAT Traders

SMA10
86.06
SMA20
89.12
SMA50
98.05
SMA100
99.82
SMA200
117.11
MACD
-3.85
MACD Signal
-3.68
MACD Histogram
-0.17
RSI
35.31
Stochastic %K
15.37
Stochastic %D
11.58
StochRSI %K
35.85
StochRSI %D
22.11

How is AMAT performing as a company?

Last year, AMAT earnings were $6.65B. In the past 5 year, AMAT's earnings have grown by 21.62% per year. This was slower than the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry average of 26.37%.

Last year, AMAT revenue was $25.16B. During the last 5 year, AMAT's revenue has increased by 12.66% per year. This was slower than the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry average of 18.19%.

Dig into AMAT's earnings and revenue performance here.

Who is buying/selling AMAT?

In the last 12 months, insiders at AMAT have sold more shares than they have bought.

Timothy M. Deane, GVP Applied Global Services of AMAT, was the latest AMAT insider to sell. They sold $2,652.34 worth of AMAT stock on Sep 14, 2022.

Learn more about who owns AMAT stock here.

Can I get consistent income from AMAT stock?

Applied Materials pays a dividend of 1.18%, compared to the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry's average dividend yield of 1.13%. If you owned $1,000 of AMAT stock, you would have received $11.85 in the past 12 months.

Applied Materials dividend payments have consistently grown over the past decade and have remained stable.

Get more analysis about Applied Materials dividend yield and history here.

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Step 5: Make your AMAT purchase

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  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a stock at the best possible price.
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  • Limit order: A limit order lets you buy or sell a stock at a specific price (or better).
    If you want to be sure you're buying or selling at an exact price limit, place a limit order.

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Step 6: Get the latest scoop on your AMAT position

Now that you own some shares in AMAT, you'll want to keep up with your shares.

Put AMAT on a watchlist to get the latest updates about your AMAT stock.

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How to Buy Stock in Applied Materials

To summarize, here are the 6 steps you need to take to buy Applied Materials stock right now:

  1. Choose where to buy Applied Materials stock
  2. Sign up for a brokerage account
  3. Fund your investment account
  4. Analyze Applied Materials stock
  5. Make your AMAT purchase
  6. Get the latest scoop on your AMAT position

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NASDAQ: AMAT
$84.42-1.58 (-1.84%)
Updated Sep 29, 2022
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NASDAQ: AMAT
$84.42-1.58 (-1.84%)
Updated Sep 29, 2022
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one Applied Materials share?

As of Sep 29, 2022, it costs $84.42 to buy one share of Applied Materials stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Applied Materials stock?

According to 19 Wall Street analysts who monitor Applied Materials, their consensus recommendation is to buy Applied Materials stock.

What is the best way to buy Applied Materials stock?

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