Applied Materials, Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF (
- Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus
- Guggenheim Mid-Cap Core ETF (
- Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares (
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%.