Price Target Analysis: Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)

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Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) will report its next earnings on 15-Feb-17. The company reported the earnings of $0.66/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.65/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.01/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 1.5%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Applied Materials, Inc. and for the current quarter 18 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.66/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.63/share and a High Estimate of $0.67/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 17 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Applied Materials, Inc. as 3.27 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Applied Materials, Inc. is 3.22 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 3.31 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 2.26 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for AMAT to be 153.8%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 82.4%. For the next 5 years, Applied Materials, Inc. is expecting Growth of 15.63% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 26.68% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Applied Materials, Inc., where 5 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 16 analysts have given a Buy signal, 2 said it’s a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 22 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Applied Materials, Inc. might touch $43 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $36.52 and $27 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Applied Materials, Inc. got Downgrade on 19-Dec-16 where investment firm Goldman Downgrade the stock from Buy to Neutral.

Applied Materials, Inc. closed its last trading session at $33.69 with the gain of 0.18%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 36.55 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $34.13 and 52-week low of $15.44. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 2.82% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 6.43% and 24.8% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Jan 19, 2017 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.8 and Average Volume (3 months) is 10.46 million. Applied Materials, Inc. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 21.73 and Forward P/E ratio of 13.14.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 12.6%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 24.8%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 17.6%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Applied Materials, Inc. currently shows a Weekly Performance of 0.84%, where Monthly Performance is 3.81%, Quarterly performance is 20.84%, 6 Months performance is 27.48% and yearly performance percentage is 109.58%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 4.59%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 1.82% and Monthly Volatility of 1.82%.