Applied Materials, Inc. (
) 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 $9.95.
AMAT is a part of the Technology sector, which includes
companies such as Intel Corporation (
) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (
). AMAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is -$.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
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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 (
- ELEMENTS Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus
- Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF (
- PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors (
- streetTRACKS Morgan Stanley Technology Index Fund (
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%.