Analyzing Ratios: Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT)’s Financial Story Unveiled

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The price of Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) closed at $254.97 in the last session, up 1.39% from day before closing price of $251.47. In other words, the price has increased by $1.39 from its previous closing price. On the day, 4.24 million shares were traded. AMAT stock price reached its highest trading level at $255.89 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $250.66.


We take a closer look at AMAT’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 27.94 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 31.02. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.97 and its Current Ratio is at 2.80. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.33 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.31.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Barclays on June 05, 2024, Upgraded its rating to Equal Weight and sets its target price to $225 from $165 previously.

On May 17, 2024, TD Cowen reiterated its Buy rating and also lowered its target price recommendation from $245 to $250.

Jefferies Downgraded its Buy to Hold on May 13, 2024, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $215 to $210.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jun 21 ’24 when Iannotti Thomas J sold 9,827 shares for $236.65 per share. The transaction valued at 2,325,560 led to the insider holds 49,185 shares of the business.

DICKERSON GARY E sold 400,000 shares of AMAT for $98,579,111 on Jun 18 ’24. The President and CEO now owns 1,542,269 shares after completing the transaction at $246.45 per share. On Jun 18 ’24, another insider, Raja Prabu G., who serves as the President, Semi. Products Grp. of the company, sold 50,000 shares for $249.17 each. As a result, the insider received 12,458,500 and left with 458,417 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, AMAT now has a Market Capitalization of 211108773888 and an Enterprise Value of 209549737984. As of this moment, Applied’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 29.30, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 26.23. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 1.99. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 7.98 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 11.60. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 7.907 whereas that against EBITDA is 25.854.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for AMAT is 1.55, which has changed by 0.78738165 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.24919295 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, AMAT has reached a high of $252.13, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $129.21. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 14.56%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 40.14%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, AMAT traded on average about 5.02M shares per day over the past 3-months and 4304010 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 833.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 824.95M. Insiders hold about 0.37% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 81.05% stake in the company. Shares short for AMAT as of 1718323200 were 15813639 with a Short Ratio of 3.15, compared to 1715731200 on 11791659. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 15813639 and a Short% of Float of 1.9199998999999999.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for AMAT is 1.36, which was 1.36 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.0054082The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 0.99. The current Payout Ratio is 15.04% for AMAT, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-05-22 with an ex-dividend date of 1724284800. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2002-04-17 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

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