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Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 20, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Applied Materials, Inc. ( AMAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 12, 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 same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $15.62, the dividend yield is 2.56%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AMAT was $15.62, representing a -6.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $16.78 and a 56.98% increase over the 52 week low of $9.95.
AMAT is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Intel Corporation ( INTC ) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. ( TSM ). AMAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.36. Zacks Investment Research reports AMAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -19.49%, compared to an industry average of 10.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AMAT Dividend History page.
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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 )
- PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors ( PSI )
- Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT )
- streetTRACKS Morgan Stanley Technology Index Fund ( MTK ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GVT with an increase of 25.76% over the last 100 days. SOXX has the highest percent weighting of AMAT at 8.16%.