AMAT - Applied Materials, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
44.45
-0.01 (-0.02%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close44.46
Open45.16
Bid0.00 x 4000
Ask0.00 x 1200
Day's Range44.30 - 45.74
52 Week Range28.79 - 56.94
Volume8,862,225
Avg. Volume9,980,338
Market Cap42.201B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.50
PE Ratio (TTM)11.32
EPS (TTM)3.93
Earnings DateMay 15, 2019 - May 20, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.84 (2.12%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-05-22
1y Target Est47.75
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