|Bid||46.51 x 2000|
|Ask||46.52 x 1200|
|Day's range||45.85 - 46.65|
|52-week range||25.68 - 47.86|
|PE ratio (TTM)||19.23|
|Dividend & yield||0.40 (0.85%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
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Shares of chip equipment vendor Applied Materials (AMAT) are down 9 cents at $46.72, after the company this morning announced its chief financial officer, Bob Halliday, will retire toward the end of next year, and that Dan Durn, currently CFO of NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), will take over from him next month. NXP, you’ll recall, is in the process of being bought by Qualcomm (QCOM). Applied CEO Gary Dickerson remarked that "Bob has done a terrific job as CFO and I'm confident that Dan is going to step in and help us reach new heights." In response, both bull and bear suggest this should be a painless transition for Applied. Needham & Co.’s Edwin Mok, who rates Applied stock a Buy, writes that a CFO “transition is never easy, but this appears to be a great time for AMAT,” as its industry is in the middle of a “multi-year growth cycle." Halliday, he notes, is one of the best in the biz, but Durn is also well-regarded: As widely considered one of the best CFOs in the semi industry, Bob will be missed by investors and analysts.
Applied Materials is near a buy zone with earnings due on or around Aug. 17.