Could this be the case of a blown-up long-term opportunity? Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT)

Applied Materials Inc. [AMAT] stock prices are up down -2.40% to $91.81 at the moment. Until recently, the best way to gauge how the stock has performed was to look at its short-term value. The AMAT shares have lost -12.56% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -15.78%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 30, August 2022, Applied Materials to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that Gary Dickerson, President and CEO, and Brice Hill, Senior Vice President and CFO, will participate in fireside chats at upcoming investor conferences.

From an analyst’s perspective:

Applied Materials Inc. [NASDAQ: AMAT] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on August 19, 2022, when Needham reiterated its Buy rating and also revised its price target to $125 from $130. Previously, Cowen reaffirmed its Outperform rating on August 19, 2022, and dropped its price target to $140. On February 17, 2022, UBS reiterated its Neutral rating and revised its price target to $160 on the stock. Piper Sandler reiterated its Neutral rating and decreased its price target to $153 on February 17, 2022. Needham reiterated its recommendation of a Buy and raised its price target to $172 on February 17, 2022. Mizuho reiterated a Buy rating for this stock on February 17, 2022, and upped its price target to $180. In a note dated January 26, 2022, KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated an Sector Weight rating.

The stock price of Applied Materials Inc. [AMAT] has been fluctuating between $82.67 and $167.06 over the past year. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $131.35 within the next 12 months. Applied Materials Inc. [NASDAQ: AMAT] shares were valued at $91.81 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 43.07% based on the average price forecast.

Analyzing the AMAT fundamentals

The most recent quarter, Applied Materials Inc. [NASDAQ:AMAT] reported sales of 6.52 billion, representing a surge of 5.20%. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +47.23% with Operating Margin at +31.22%, Pretax Margin comes in at +29.36%, and Net Margin reading is +25.53%. To continue investigating profitability, this company’s Return on Assets is posted at 24.44, Equity is 51.59, Total Capital is 41.99, and Invested Capital is 34.72. An extended look at the Principal structure reveals enduring liabilities to the total capital of 30.80 and enduring liabilities to assets of 22.28.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 89.90 points at the first support level, and at 88.00 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 92.84, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 93.88.

Applied Materials Inc. [AMAT] reported earnings per share of $1.85 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 4/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $1.9/share, meaning a difference of $-0.05 and a surprise factor of -2.60%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 1/30/2022 were $1.89 per share as compared to estimates of $1.85 per share, a difference of $0.04 representing a surprise of 2.20%.

Ratios To Look Out For

It’s worth pointing out that Applied Materials Inc. [NASDAQ:AMAT]’s Current Ratio is 2.30. As well, the Quick Ratio is 1.86, while the Cash Ratio is 0.86. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 5.45, the price to book ratio is 9.95 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 12.29.

Transactions by insiders

Insider trading has also been a hot topic recently, with 0 insiders purchasing 0 shares and 3 selling 43,131 shares in the past 3 months. Recent insider trading involved Little Teri A., SVP, CLO, that happened on Jul 07 when 10000.0 shares were sold. SVP, CLO, Little Teri A. completed a deal on Jul 06 to sell 15000.0 shares. Meanwhile, President and CEO DICKERSON GARY E sold 0.3 million shares on Dec 01.