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Bartosiak: Trading Applied Materials' (AMAT) Earnings with Options

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On Wednesday, February 15th, Applied Materials (AMAT - Free Report) will release its fourth quarter earnings results after the bell. The company is a Zacks Rank 3 (Hold), and have a Value, Growth, and Momentum score of A.

Dave will look at Applied Materials’ past earnings, take a look at what is currently going on with the company, and give us his thoughts on their upcoming earnings announcement.

Furthermore, Dave will uncover some potential options trades for investors looking to make a play on Applied Materials ahead of earnings.

Applied Materials in Focus

Applied Materials develops, manufactures, markets and services semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment and related spare parts for the worldwide semiconductor industry. Customers for these products include semiconductor wafer manufacturers and semiconductor integrated circuit manufacturers, who either use the Ics they manufacture in their own products or sell them to other companies. These ICs are the key components in most advanced electronic products such as computers, telecommunications devices, automotive engine management systems and electronic games.

Applied Materials is expected to report earnings at $0.66 per share according to the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Last quarter they beat earnings expectations by 1.54%. They reported earnings at $0.66 per share, beating their estimate of $0.65. They have an average earnings surprise of 4.54%.

Applied Materials, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Applied Materials, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise | Applied Materials, Inc. Quote

Bottom Line

How should investors play Applied Materials ahead of their earnings report? For insights on the best options trades, then tune in at 1:00pm tomorrow to see David’s thoughts.

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