Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 20, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 12, 2019. Shareholders who purchased AMAT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that AMAT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $62.35, the dividend yield is 1.35%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AMAT was $62.35, representing a -1.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.07 and a 116.57% increase over the 52 week low of $28.79.
AMAT is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSM) and Intel Corporation (INTC). AMAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.86. Zacks Investment Research reports AMAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2020 as 20.33%, compared to an industry average of -10%.
Interested in gaining exposure to AMAT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AMAT as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF (PSI)
- VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)
- iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund (SOXX)
- SPDR NYSE Technology ETF (XNTK)
- SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SMH with an increase of 22.08% over the last 100 days. PSI has the highest percent weighting of AMAT at 5.73%.
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