Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 20, 2014

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Applied Materials, Inc. ( AMAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 20, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 12, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AMAT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that AMAT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $20.21, the dividend yield is 1.98%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AMAT was $20.21, representing a -4.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $21.16 and a 40.93% increase over the 52 week low of $14.34.

AMAT is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Intel Corporation ( INTC ) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. ( TSM ). AMAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.71. Zacks Investment Research reports AMAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 82.66%, compared to an industry average of 8.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AMAT Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to AMAT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AMAT as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor Index Fund ( SOXX )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors ( PSI )
  • Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Tot ( WMW )
  • Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT )
  • Merrill Lynch Semiconductor HOLDRS ( SMH ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SOXX with an increase of 10.25% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AMAT at 6.16%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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