Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 14, 2014


Applied Materials, Inc. ( AMAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 12, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AMAT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that AMAT has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of AMAT was $17.91, representing a -1.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $18.18 and a 41.58% increase over the 52 week low of $12.65.

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 $.39. Zacks Investment Research reports AMAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 88.92%, compared to an industry average of 6.8%.

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 )
  • Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Tot ( WMW )
  • Merrill Lynch Semiconductor HOLDRS ( SMH )
  • Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT )
  • Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares ( QQQE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SOXX with an increase of 10.54% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AMAT at 5.84%.

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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