U.S. chip equipment maker Applied Materials Inc. has agreed to acquire Japanese peer Kokusai Electric for $2.2 billion from KKR & Co Inc.
The deal will be financed by a combination of cash and debt , as mentioned by Applied Materials. Less than two years ago, KKR purchased Hitachi Kokusai in a $2.2 billion deal.
Samsung SK Hynix, Toshiba and Micron are some of the major customers of Kokusai. As of March 2018, Kokusai generated revenue of $1.24 billion.
According to Japan's Nikkei business newspaper, the acquisition would boost Applied Materials’ semiconductor equipment market share to over 20%.
AMAT's Aroon Indicator triggered a bullish signal on February 23, 2024. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor detected that the AroonUp green line is above 70 while the AroonDown red line is below 30. When the up indicator moves above 70 and the down indicator remains below 30, it is a sign that the stock could be setting up for a bullish move. Traders may want to buy the stock or look to buy calls options. A.I.dvisor looked at 259 similar instances where the Aroon Indicator showed a similar pattern. In of the 259 cases, the stock moved higher in the days that followed. This puts the odds of a move higher at .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on February 08, 2024. You may want to consider a long position or call options on AMAT as a result. In of 85 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where AMAT advanced for three days, in of 315 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The RSI Indicator demonstrated that the stock has entered the overbought zone. This may point to a price pull-back soon.
The Stochastic Oscillator demonstrated that the ticker has stayed in the overbought zone for 4 days. The longer the ticker stays in the overbought zone, the sooner a price pull-back is expected.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where AMAT declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
AMAT broke above its upper Bollinger Band on February 16, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating outstanding price growth. AMAT’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 59, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (10.020) is normal, around the industry mean (8.877). P/E Ratio (24.745) is within average values for comparable stocks, (119.950). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.527) is also within normal values, averaging (2.508). Dividend Yield (0.006) settles around the average of (0.021) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (6.684) is also within normal values, averaging (11.502).
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a manufacturer of equipment and software for the semiconductor industries
A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, AMAT has been closely correlated with LRCX. These tickers have moved in lockstep 89% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if AMAT jumps, then LRCX could also see price increases.