Applied Materials, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 11, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AMAT stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This marks the 6th quarter that AMAT has paid the same dividend. At
the current stock price of $22.48, the dividend yield is 1.78%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AMAT was $22.48,
representing a -4.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.46 and
a 51.38% increase over the 52 week low of $14.85.
AMAT is a part of the Technology sector, which includes
companies such as Intel Corporation (
) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (
). AMAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.81. Zacks Investment Research reports AMAT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 79.94%, compared to an
industry average of -.4%.
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The following ETF(s) have AMAT as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor Index Fund (
- Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus
- Merrill Lynch Semiconductor HOLDRS (
- Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF (
- streetTRACKS Morgan Stanley Technology Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is SMH with an increase of
10.73% over the last 100 days. SOXX has the highest percent
weighting of AMAT at 6.44%.