Applied Materials, Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (
). 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%.
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Traded Fund [ETF]?
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 (
- Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares (
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%.