Applied Materials, Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors (
- Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus
- Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF (
- Merrill Lynch Semiconductor HOLDRS (
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%.