Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 21, 2013

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Applied Materials, Inc. ( AMAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 13, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AMAT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.11% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $14.96, the dividend yield is 2.67%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AMAT was $14.96, representing a -1.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $15.18 and a 50.35% 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 Ltd. ( TSM ). AMAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.33. Zacks Investment Research reports AMAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -17.11%, compared to an industry average of 2.8%.

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 )
  • ELEMENTS Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Tot ( WMW )
  • Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors ( PSI )
  • streetTRACKS Morgan Stanley Technology Index Fund ( MTK ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SOXX with an increase of 22.07% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AMAT at 7.87%.



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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