Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) gained $1.08 before the end of the regular trading session on Wednesday, hitting $55.17. Turning now to volume, 10.11 million shares of this company’s stock were traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has seen its stock have a 1-year low price of $40.79 as well as a 1-year high price of $62.40. Currently, this company’s debt-to-equity ratio is 0.00, its quick ratio is 2.30, its current ratio is 3.00. This organization, at the moment, a beta score of 1.65, a market cap of $58.26B, and its PE ratio is 15.39.

Citigroup Reiterated shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) to a Buy rating in a report posted on Monday, May 14th, 2018. At the present, they have a price target for the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials set at $78. Several additional equities analysts have also published recent reports on AMAT stock. BofA/Merrill, for example, Resumed Applied Materials, Inc. to Buy in a report that was made public on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018. Credit Suisse Reiterated a $75 price target on Applied Materials, Inc. in a report from Monday, February 26th, 2018, while giving the stock to a Outperform rating. In a report sent out on Thursday, February 15th, 2018, Stifel Reiterated the stock rating on Applied Materials, Inc. to a Buy. Lastly, from a Neutral rating to Positive rating on shares of Applied Materials, Inc. was Upgrade by Susquehanna on the company’s stock. In total, 2 Wall Street analysts have given this stock a hold rating, with 14 analysts rating it as a strong buy. At the time of writing, this stock has a consensus price target set at $70.14 and average analyst rating set to Moderate Buy.

There is a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, and analysts use it to measure momentum within a range of 0 to 100. When a stock’s RSI falls under 30, it is considered to be oversold. For Applied Materials, Inc., specifically, the RSI metric has reached 54.89. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has gained 6.18% in value over the last three months, and -3.26% over the last six-month period. Over the last full year, the stock price has gained 22.41% .

Let’s move onto another metric: volatility. This term refers to the price range of a stock where a day trader makes his or her trades, which is essentially a measure of a specific stock’s predictably price range per day. Higher levels of volatility indicate higher profits or losses. After recently verifying the number, Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock has a volatility measurement of 2.48% for the week, with 3.00% volatility as observed from the past 30 days. The public company has 1.06B shares outstanding currently, as well as a market cap of $58.26B. This stock’s distance from its 20-day simple moving average is 6.18% , based on a recent bid, while its distance from the 50-day simple moving average is currently 0.10%. Meanwhile, it has a distance of 5.14% from the 200-day simple moving average. Today, this organization is sitting -11.59% away from its 52-week high price and 35.25% away from its 52-week low price.

There is another metric that stock traders who are more detail-oriented will focus on: the Williams Percent Range or Willams %R. This metric is a popular technical indicator first created by Larry Williams, its founder, and it enables traders to identify overbought and oversold stock territory. Seasoned stock traders will usually use the Williams %R metric in combination with other trend indicators to enable the locating of possible turning points in a specific stock’s price path. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)’s Williams Percent Range, or 14-day Williams %R, is sitting at 19.24 at the time of writing. Generally speaking, if the indicator rises above -20, the shares may be overbought. On the flip side, if the indicator goes below -80, it may mean that the stock has crossed over into oversold territory.

Oftentimes, investors will keep tables on the most recent stock price support and resistance levels. When we say support, we mean the lower “floor” level where a company’s stock may bounce back after falling. If the stock’s price can breach the first support level, then the general investor attention might transition to the second level. Resistance, on the other hand, is the opposite. While a certain stock increases in value, it might see a plunge as it reaches a specific level of resistance on the higher end.After a recent examination, this company’s shares’ first resistance level is sitting at 55.60. Meanwhile, investors are looking out for the first support level, which is 54.60.