Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $14.90 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%. The average volume for Applied Materials has been 12.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Applied Materials has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 28.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and related industries worldwide. TheStreet Ratings rates Applied Materials as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Applied Materials Ratings Report now.
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