Applied Materials

After Market: As Snow Rises, Stocks Rise Too

Stocks posted modest gains Thursday despite the nasty weather across the East Coast, which caused lots of business headaches, and despite two disappointing economic reports.

Intel Earnings Nudge Semiconductor Stocks Forward

Semiconductor stocks climbed higher Friday following the financial results of bellwether chip giant Intel. But despite the robust results that beat Wall Street's estimates, analysts expect the industry's revenue growth will cool off to 5% for the year, versus the 30% seen last year.

Applied Materials Earnings Top View on Strong Demand

Applied Materials, the world's top semiconductor manufacturing equipment company, reported third quarter results Wednesday, posting earnings and sales that beat analyst estimates. AMAT's outlook also exceeded analyst expectations, so why hasn't the stock reacted much?

These Tech Stocks Are Charging Up

While the whole technology sector is revving up, the semiconductor and storage segments show the highest gains in earnings estimates. Since earnings season kicked off several weeks ago, estimates for chipmakers alone have risen by 12.5%. Tech investors should take note of Wall Street's bullishness.

Applied Materials Swings Profit on Strong Sales

Applied Materials swung a first-quarter profit on strong sales of its semiconductor manufacturing equipment and improving customer demand. It also raised its full-year revenue target to reflect higher demand in its chip, LCD display and crystalline silicon solar businesses.

Applied Materials Expects Improving Earnings

Applied Materials expects a brighter earnings picture in 2010 as chip-makers retool and demand for solar panels grows. The company is big on solar, where it says "the opportunities over the next 20 years are really phenomenal."