Dividend Growth of Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Applied Materials(AMAT) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.13% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.4. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.1. Applied Materials has a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.24% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.4. Applied Materials(AMAT) formally announced its most recent dividend on December 2, 2016 with a Dividend per share of $0.1. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.4. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.13%. Applied Materials(AMAT) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.23 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.44. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Applied Materials(AMAT) is at the rate of 4.02% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.61. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.87% or 0.31 points. After the session commenced at $35.62, the stock reached the higher end at $35.65 while it hit a low of $34.58. With the volume soaring to 21,684,867 shares, the last trade was called at $35.18. The company has a 52-week high of $35.85. The company has a market cap of $38,012 million and there are 1,080,489,400 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $16.15. Applied Materials, Inc. has dropped 0.65% in the last five trading days, however, the shares have posted positive gains of 4.42% in the last 4 weeks. Applied Materials, Inc. is up 19.19% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 9.02%.

Currently the company Insiders own 0.31% of Applied Materials, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -13.05% . Institutional Investors own 82.52% of Applied Materials, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -15.81%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Jan 4, 2017, Thomas F Larkins (Sr. VP, GC & Corp. Secretary) sold 100,000 shares at 32.02 per share price.On Jan 3, 2017, Dennis D Powell (director) sold 21,017 shares at 31.95 per share price.On Dec 2, 2016, Omkaram Nalamasu (Senior VP, CTO) sold 16,841 shares at 32.35 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 16, 2017 to Sector Perform, Raises Price Target to $ 35 from a previous price target of $30 .Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Feb 13, 2017 to Buy, Raises Price Target to $ 42 from a previous price target of $37 .Company shares were Reiterated by Cowen on Feb 13, 2017 to Outperform, Raises Price Target to $ 40 from a previous price target of $33 .Applied Materials was Downgraded by Goldman to Neutral on Dec 19, 2016.

Applied Materials Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 15, 2017. The company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01. Analyst had a consensus of $0.66. The company had revenue of $3278.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3266.67 million. The companys revenue was up 45.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.26 EPS.

Applied Materials AMAT Dec 1, 2016 0.1000 Mar 15, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Feb 17, 2017

Applied Materials develops, manufactures, markets and services semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment and related spare parts for the worldwide semiconductor industry. Customers for these products include semiconductor wafer manufacturers and semiconductor integrated circuit manufacturers, who either use the Ics they manufacture in their own products or sell them to other companies. These ICs are the key components in most advanced electronic products such as computers, telecommunications devices, automotive engine management systems and electronic games.

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