Applied Materials Stock Target Price and Analyst Consensus

AMAT Stock  USD 112.50  3.08  2.66%   
The current analyst and expert consensus on Applied Materials is Buy with 6 hold recommendations. The current projected Applied Materials target price consensus is 171.05 with 20 analyst opinions. One of the most common ways Applied Materials analysts use to provide buy-or-sell recommendation to the public are conference calls analysis and financial statements evaluations. Some experts can also talk to Applied Materials vendors, executives, and/or customers. Applied Materials recommendation module provides expert sentiment on the projected Applied Materials target price to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on target price standard deviation of 16.513. Please continue to Macroaxis Advice on Applied Materials to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.
  
Gross Profit is likely to gain to about 13.5 B in 2023, whereas Profit Margin is likely to drop 18.51 in 2023. Applied Materials Receivables is comparatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Applied Materials reported Receivables of 4.46 Billion in 2022. Accounts Payable is likely to gain to about 2 B in 2023, whereas Total Assets are likely to drop slightly above 19.1 B in 2023.

Applied Materials Target Price Consensus

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Applied target price is determined by taking all analyst projections and averaging them out. There is no one specific way to measure analysts performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Applied target price projections below should be used in combination with other traditional price prediction techniques such as stock price forecasting, investor sentiment analysis, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Number of Opinions20
Lowered Outlook0
Raized Outlook1
Buy
Most Applied analysts issue ratings four times a year, at intervals of three months. Ratings are usually accompanied by a target price to helps potential investors understand Applied stock's fair price compared to its market value. Analysts arrive at stock ratings after researching public financial statements of Applied Materials, talking to its executives and customers, or listening to those companies' conference calls.
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Applied Materials Target Price Projection

Applied Materials' current and average target prices are 112.50 and 171.05, respectively. The current price of Applied Materials is the price at which Applied Materials is currently trading. On the other hand, Applied Materials' target price is what analysts think the stock is worth or could sell for in the future. The more significant the discrepancy between the two prices, the more it stimulates investors to act.

Current Price

Applied Materials Market Quote on 28th of January 2023

Low Price110.7Odds
High Price113.89Odds

112.5

Target Price

Analyst Consensus On Applied Materials Target Price

Low Estimate140.0Odds
High Estimate197.0Odds
Number of Analysts20
Standard Deviation16.513

171.05

Note that most analysts generally publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with recommendations for the company's stock.Although price targets are often quoted in the financial news media, there could be a delay between the publication of the latest analyst outlook on Applied Materials and the information provided on this page.

Applied Materials Analyst Ratings

Applied Materials' analyst stock recommendations are determined by taking an average estimate of all analysts we track and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell, or Sell. Ratings generally communicate what analysts sense about Applied Materials stock, and they use a lot of effort and time to analyze it and arrive at a rating. That suggests that analyst recommendations are the outcome of an objective and thorough examination of Applied Materials' financials, market performance, and future outlook by experienced professionals. Applied Materials' historical ratings below, therefore, can serve as a valuable tool for investors.

Analyst Consensus Breakdown

Average Consensus Estimates

About Applied Materials Target Price Projections

Applied Materials's target price is an analyst's projection of its future price. Price targets can be assigned to all types of securities, from complex investment products to stocks such as Applied Materials and even bonds. If the target price is unavailable, it is most likely because there were not enough analyst opinions to come up with a consensus estimate. When setting a price target estimate, an analyst is trying to determine what the Stock is worth and where the price will be in a year from now. Generally, the target price of Applied depends on its intrinsic valuation, beta (i.e., risk over market), and overall volatility. Most analysts publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with their buy, hold, or sell recommendations. Stock price targets are often quoted in the financial news media. Macroaxis uses multiple feeds to provide overall target price projection for Applied Materials including analysis of its current option contracts.
Applied Materials' latest option contracts expiring on 2023-02-03 are carrying combined implied volatility of 42.25 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 1.28 over 124 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying more puts than calls on contracts expiring on 2023-02-03. The current put volume is at 5371, with calls trading at the volume of 2784. This yields a 1.93 put-to-call volume ratio. The Applied Materials option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Applied Materials option contracts. It shows all of Applied Materials' listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2023-02-03 Option Contracts

Applied Materials option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in Applied Materials' lending market. For example, when Applied Materials' puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on Applied Materials, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Applied Materials stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Applied Materials' distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. Applied Materials' open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Applied Materials' option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Applied Materials Maximum Pain Price across 2023-02-03 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as Applied Materials close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
Applied Materials' stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Applied Materials common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Applied stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Applied Materials' stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
Please continue to Macroaxis Advice on Applied Materials to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

Applied Materials In The Money Call Balance

When Applied Materials' strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Applied Materials stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Applied Materials' options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' option contracts written on Applied Materials are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

Applied Current Options Market Mood

Applied Materials' open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps Applied Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of Applied Materials' calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. Applied Materials' option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current Applied Materials' option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Additional Applied Materials Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Applied Materials is a key component of Applied Materials valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Applied Materials.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Applied Materials' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Applied Materials in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
107.94111.00114.06
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
101.25127.15130.21
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
110.93113.99117.05
Details
Bollinger
Band Projection (param)
LowerMiddle BandUpper
108.70111.41114.14
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Applied Materials. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Applied Materials' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Applied Materials' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Applied Materials.

Additional Applied Materials Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Applied Materials is a key component of Applied Materials valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Applied Materials.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Applied Materials' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Applied Materials in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
107.94111.00114.06
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
101.25127.15130.21
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
110.93113.99117.05
Details
Bollinger
Band Projection (param)
LowerMiddle BandUpper
108.70111.41114.14
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Applied Materials. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Applied Materials' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Applied Materials' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Applied Materials.

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Please continue to Macroaxis Advice on Applied Materials to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon. Note that the Applied Materials information on this page should be used as a complementary analysis to other Applied Materials' statistical models used to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try Pair Correlation module to compare performance and examine fundamental relationship between any two equity instruments.

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The data published in Applied Materials' official financial statements usually reflect Applied Materials' business processes, product offerings, services, and other fundamental events. But there are other numbers, ratios, or fundamental indicators derived from these statements that are easier to understand and visualize within the underlying realities that drive quantitative information of Applied Materials. For example, before you start analyzing numbers published by Applied accountants, it's critical to develop an understanding of what Applied Materials' liquidity, profitability, and earnings quality are in the context of the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment space in which it operates.
Please note, the presentation of Applied Materials' financial position, as portrayed in its financial statements, is often influenced by management's estimates, judgments, and sometimes even manipulations. In the best case, Applied Materials' management is honest, while the outside auditors are strict and uncompromising. Whatever the case, the imprecision that can be found in Applied Materials' accounting process means that the reasonable investor should take a skeptical approach toward the financial statement analysis of Applied Materials. Please utilize our Beneish M Score to check the likelihood of Applied Materials' management to manipulate its earnings.