Ex-Dividend Reminder: Applied Materials, j2 Global and Timken

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Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is worth US$38.44 Billion and has recently risen 0.74% to US$35.49. The share price is now 1.75 percent versus its SMA20, 3.12 percent versus its SMA50, and 13.74 percent versus its SMA200. The company had a trading volume of 21,684,867 shares.

United States of America based company, Applied Materials, Inc.'s (AMAT)'s latest closing price distance was 25.12% from the average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the 50 Day Moving Average at 6.21% and 2.26% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average.

Cowen analyst Timothy Arcuri maintained his outperform rating and price target of 40 on Applied.

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The Stock now has Analyst' mean Recommendation of 1.9 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell. Post opening the session at $35.5, the shares hit an intraday low of $35.12 and an intraday high of $35.55 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red. The firm has a market capitalization of $38.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.023 and a beta of 1.81. The reported earnings per share topped the analyst's consensus by $0.01 with the percentage difference between estimated and actual earnings arriving at 1.50%. 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. They are well above their 200-day moving average now at $28.54 and the 50-day moving average at $33.50.

Applied Materials Inc. (Applied) provides manufacturing equipment services and software to the global semiconductor flat panel display solar photovoltaic (PV) and related industries. Independent Advisor Alliance purchased a new stake in Applied Materials during the fourth quarter valued at about $105,000. MCF Advisors LLC boosted its position in Applied Materials by 0.3% in the third quarter.

Late Wednesday, the Santa Clara, Calif. -based company said it earned 67 cents a share excluding items, up 158% year over year, on sales of $3.28 billion, up 45%, in the quarter ended January 29.

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Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Applied Materials, Inc., where 5 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 15 analysts have given a Buy signal, 3 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 61,962 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock worth $2,000,000 after buying an additional 229 shares during the last quarter. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $33.82.

On 9/8/2016 Applied Materials announced a quarterly dividend of $0.10 1.39% with an ex dividend date of 11/22/2016 which will be payable on 12/15/2016. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 17th. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 9 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.66. Applied Materials, Inc. (Symbol: AMAT): j2 Global Inc (Symbol: JCOM): Timken Co. (NYSE:MRK)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 0.2 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as -3.7 percent. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.86, for a total transaction of $152,928.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.95, for a total transaction of $671,493.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. "Yes, the company's guide tacitly implies some moderation in orders from this record level, but in our 20 years covering this stock we have never heard the company talk so bullishly about the out year (2018)". The Company operates in four segments: Silicon Systems, Applied Global Services, Display, and Energy and Environmental Solutions.

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