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Cash Dividend On The Way From Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

By Dividend Channel Staff, Friday, May 18, 10:21 AM ET
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On 5/22/12, Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.09, payable on 6/14/12. As a percentage of AMAT's recent stock price of $10.60, this dividend works out to approximately 0.85%.

Below is a dividend history chart for AMAT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.09 declared by Applied Materials, Inc.:

AMAT Dividend History
Date Div*
02/21/12 0.080
11/21/11 0.080
08/29/11 0.080
05/27/11 0.080
02/28/11 0.070
11/22/10 0.070
08/23/10 0.070
05/24/10 0.070
02/22/10 0.060
11/09/09 0.060
08/11/09 0.060
05/12/09 0.060
02/10/09 0.060
11/10/08 0.060
08/12/08 0.060
05/13/08 0.060
02/12/08 0.060
11/13/07 0.060
08/14/07 0.060
05/15/07 0.060
02/13/07 0.050
11/14/06 0.050
08/15/06 0.050
05/16/06 0.050
02/14/06 0.030
11/15/05 0.030
08/15/05 0.030
05/16/05 0.030
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from AMAT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.40% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, AMAT makes up 7.58% of the iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) which is trading up by about 0.1% on the day Friday.

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In Friday trading, Applied Materials, Inc. shares are currently up about 1.2% on the day.

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