$2.2 billion Deal; Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) to Buy Kokusai Electric
Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) announced Monday a deal to buy batch-processing systems
company Kokusai Electric for $2.2 billion in cash from KKR & Co, Applied
Materials stock rallied 3.4% toward a 10 1/2-month high in premarket trading,
while KKR shares were still inactive. The deal is expected to immediately add
to Applied Materials’ adjusted earnings per share after the close, which is
expected within 12 months. The chip equipment maker expects to finance the deal
with a combination of cash on hand and a term loan. KKR acquired Hitachi
Kokusai Electric Inc. in 2017.
The insider ownership percentage is the key indicator, can be used by investors, to measure the outlook of senior management has on their company. Insider ownership for the AMAT is 0.20%. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. The Institutional ownership for the AMAT is 81.40%.
Insider trading is the buying or selling of any publicly traded company’s stock and this can be done by someone who has non-public, material information about that AMAT. Insider trading can be illegal or legal depending on when the insider makes the trade. It is illegal when the material information is still non-public. The insider transactions of the company (6-month change in insider ownerships) for the Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is -8.29%.
Institutional ownership is the amount of a Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)’s available stock owned by mutual or pension funds, insurance companies, investment firms, private foundations, endowments or other large entities that actually manage the funds on the behalf of others, so its an interesting element for the traders to note it, and the Institutional ownership for the AMAT is -2.12%.
U.S traded Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock gained 0.49% on Friday and when day-trade ended the stock finally concluded at $44.91 and number of shares that changed hands during the day are 15.35 Million. The number of shares AMAT stock currently held by all its shareholders are 942.00 and floated shares, the number of shares are available for trading in an open market on last trading day are 933.37. The average volume of shares for 3 months is 9398.14 and AMAT stock value has moved between $28.79 – 50.46 in last one year.
The Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) reported its last earnings on date 5/16/2019. The Gross margin is the difference between the revenue and the cost of goods sold (COGS), divided by revenue. In other words, Gross Margin is a percentage value, while Gross Profit is a monetary value. The valuable gross margin for Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is 44.40% and the profit margin is 22.10% and the stock has gained 37.17% in 2019 to date.
U.S. traded shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)’s monthly stock performance is 12.98%, the quarterly performance is 13.24%, the half year performance is calculated as 42.35%. The yearly performance of AMAT is -0.75%.
The higher the volatility, the riskier the security. For example, when the stock market rises and falls more than one percent over a sustained period of time, it is called a “volatile” market, if the stock price stays relatively stable, the security has low volatility. The Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) weekly volatility is measured as 1.93% and monthly volatility measured as 2.42%.
Return on assets (ROA) is a main indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. AMAT return on assets is 19.00%, the return on equity (ROE) of the Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is 46.40%, while the most important return on investment is calculates as a percentage and is typically used for personal financial decisions, and AMAT return on investment is 37.20%.
The price to earnings ratio is 12.59, price to sales ratio is 2.68, and price to book ration is 5.16, price to cash per share ration is 11.68, price to free cash flow is 20.94.
Analysts mean target price for Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is $51.24 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.10. The current share price indicates that stock is -10.88% away from its one year high and is moving 55.99% ahead of its 52-week low. AMAT’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 7.35% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 7.02%.