Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) presented as an active mover, shares slightly up 0.08% to traded at $38.85 in most recent trading session. The firm has floated short ratio of 1.23%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, its stand at 1.43.
Efficiency or profitability analysis gives an appropriate idea for investment decision; Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) attains returns on investment ratio of 17.30%, which suggests it’s viable on security that has lesser ROI. To strengthen this concept we can use profit margin, which is standing at positive 18%, and it is providing insight view about a variety of aspects of a firm’s financial performance. The operating profit margin and gross profit margin can be giving more focus view that is 22% and 42.50% respectively.
Turns back to returns ratios, returns on equity stands at 30.20%. Usually, financial analysts consider return on equity ratios in the 15-20% range as an attractive level of investment quality. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was -0.51% and monthly performance was 6.41%. The stock price of AMAT is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 3.22% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 8.48%.
Finally, analysts shed their light over the AMAT price targets; maintaining price high target of 45 while at average the price target was 40.82 in contrast with the current price of 38.85. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.
So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 19 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 20 stands on similar situation; while 5 for the current month as compared to 5 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Buy.
By continuing deep analysis, Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) making a luring appeal for passive investors, the firm attains price to earnings ratio of 19.91 and its current ratio stands at 2.40. The price to current year EPS has 37.30%. To see more absolute value, taking notice on its price to next year’s EPS that cloud be 6.61%, according to Thomson Reuter. The co has dividend yield of 1.03% that is also considered as effective indicator. To see the ratio analysis, the debt to equity ratio appeared as 0.43 for seeing its liquidity position.
Always volatility measures make charm for active trader; price volatility of stock was 1.74% for a week and 1.47% for a month. The price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.63. On these bases, analysts would recommend this stock as an “Active Spinning Stocks.” Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)‘s institutional ownership was registered as 84.50% while insider ownership was 0.50%. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 1.90 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -0.51%.