Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 15, 2013

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Applied Materials, Inc. ( AMAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.09 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 13, 2013. 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 $13.66, representing a -2.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $13.94 and a 37.29% increase over the 52 week low of $9.95.

AMAT is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Intel Corporation ( INTC ) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited ( TSM ). AMAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.06. Zacks Investment Research reports AMAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -26.4%, compared to an industry average of -2.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AMAT Dividend History page.

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 )
  • Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
  • Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Tot ( WMW )
  • Guggenheim Mid-Cap Core ETF ( CZA )
  • Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares ( SOXL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SOXL with an increase of 14.88% over the last 100 days. SOXX has the highest percent weighting of AMAT at 7.87%.



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