NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The following stocks go ex-dividend Tuesday, meaning with the Presidents' Day holiday on Monday an investor must purchase the shares Friday to qualify for the next dividend payment: Applied Materials (AMAT), Columbia Sportswear (COLM) and Mattel (MAT).
Each of the stocks gets a buy rating from TheStreet Ratings.
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Applied MaterialsThe maker of semiconductor capital equipment reported Thursday first-quarter non-GAAP earnings of $117 million, or 18 cents a share, above analysts' expectations of 12 cents a share. "We expect shares to trade in line with industry average P/E as we expect earnings growth over the next 3 years to be in line with industry average earnings growth," Deutsche Bank analysts wrote in a report Thursday. "Upside risks include stronger than expected share gains and a stronger industry upturn resulting in higher P/E multiples. Downside risks include sharper than expected decline in the solar business and a more pronounced downturn in foundry/DRAM segments." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.5% Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin decreased from the prior year. Applied Materials is extremely liquid. Its Quick Ratio is 2.78, which shows the company can meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 16.77% from the previous year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $15.14. The stock closed Thursday at $13.21 and has increased 23.34% year to date.
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