Stock In Limelight: Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)


Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has obtained a mean price target of $27.550 by market experts. The research group First Call has reached this mean recommendation by taking into account the recommendations of leading analysts in the market. These market experts have disclosed projected earnings of $0.480 a share for the near-term quarter and $1.530 for this year.

Technical View

The technical analysis of Applied Materials, Inc. clearly shows that the moving average of 50-days of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock is $25.303, and is trading $1.562 points away or +6.174% from its 50-day moving average of $25.303. Further it is trading $5.295 or +24.547% away its 200-day moving average of $21.570.

The 52-week high of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) was $27.110 while $14.250 is the low in the same period. This state Applied Materials, Inc. shares price has to travel more than $-0.245 to register a new high of 52-weeks or drop +88.526% to touch a new 52-week low point. MA here stands for moving average.

Taking the valuation aspect to reach the estimation of Applied Materials, Inc., investors use price-to-earnings ratio, which is truncated as P/E ratio. It assesses shares price by the relative expense of the stock. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) ratio came in at 24.875, which was derived by dividing current price of stock by yearly earnings. Applied Materials, Inc. stock recorded a close of $26.865 in last trading session, reaching a market cap of $29.26B.

Investors calculate the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio to get a clear view on the valuation of a firm. In the case of a higher PEG ratio, the shareholders look to sell their stock holdings. The undervalued stock has a PEG ratio of 0 or 1 while the fairly valued stock has the ratio of 1 and 2. The Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) PEG ratio is at 1.090.

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