Global Semiconductor Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT)’s Results Plunge 24% – AMAT, KLAC, LRCX, ASML, TER

Shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) soared in after hour trading on Thursday after declared a fiscal Q4 loss of $515M, or 42 cents per share, on revenue of $1.65B, evaluated with earnings of $361M, or 34 cents per share, on $2.18 billion in sales in the year-before quarter. Excluding one-time items, the semiconductor-equipment manufacturer would have generated $70 million, or 6 cents per share. The results beat the forecasts of analysts surveyed by FactSet, who estimate Applied Materials to earn 3 cents per share on $1.58 billion in revenue. For its fiscal first quarter, Applied Materials anticipates to break even or surge to 6 cents per share, and sales to plunge about 15% from its fourth quarter.

Moving readers toward the broader market, let’s consider percentage change in stocks prices of other stocks in the similar sector who contribute major role in the market that includes KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) lost -1.70%, Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) edged down -2.23%, ASML Holding N.V. (ADR) (NASDAQ:ASML) which also decreased -2.88% and Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) closed down -2.43%.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock’s trade at beginning with a price of $10.38 and throughout the trading session climbed at a high of $10.47 other than when day-trade ended the stock finally decliner -0.58% to $10.30.

The stock is going forward its 52 week low with 4.14% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -24.42%. AMAT last month stock price volatility remained 2.59%.

AMAT stock institutional ownership remained 77.69% while insider ownership included 0.39%. In its share capital AMAT has 1.24 billion outstanding shares among them 1.23 billion shares have been floated in market exchange.

Company’s beta coefficient included 1.23. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.

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