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Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 19, 2014

Applied Materials, Inc. ( AMAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 11, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AMAT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that AMAT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $22.48, the dividend yield is 1.78%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AMAT was $22.48, representing a -4.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.46 and a 51.38% increase over the 52 week low of $14.85.

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 $.81. Zacks Investment Research reports AMAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 79.94%, compared to an industry average of -.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AMAT Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 )
  • Merrill Lynch Semiconductor HOLDRS ( SMH )
  • Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT )
  • streetTRACKS Morgan Stanley Technology Index Fund ( MTK ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SMH with an increase of 10.73% over the last 100 days. SOXX has the highest percent weighting of AMAT at 6.44%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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