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KLA (KLAC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+6.57 (+0.85%)
(As of 11:33 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
181,351 shs
Average Volume
923,380 shs
Market Capitalization
$104.79 billion
P/E Ratio
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Price Target

KLA MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.57 Rating Score
5.8% Downside
$727.15 Price Target
Short Interest
1.70% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.96mentions of KLA in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$17.26 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $23.30 to $28.17 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.83 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

36th out of 585 stocks

Optical Instruments & Lenses Industry

1st out of 5 stocks

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KLA Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control, process-enabling, and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related electronics industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Process Control; Specialty Semiconductor Process; and PCB, Display and Component Inspection. The company offers inspection and review tools to identify, locate, characterize, review, and analyze defects on various surfaces of patterned and unpatterned wafers; metrology systems that are used to measure pattern dimensions, film thickness, film stress, layer-to-layer alignment, pattern placement, surface topography, and electro-optical properties for wafers; Wafer defect inspection, review, and metrology systems; reticle inspection and metrology systems; chemical process control equipment; wired and wireless sensor wafers and reticles; and semiconductor software solutions that provide run-time process control, defect excursion identification, process corrections, and defect classification to accelerate yield learning rates and reduce production risk. It also provides etch, plasma dicing, deposition, and other wafer processing technologies and solutions for the semiconductor and microelectronics industry. In addition, the company offers direct imaging, inspection, optical shaping, inkjet and additive printing, UV laser drilling and computer-aided manufacturing and engineering solutions for the PCB market; inspection and electrical testing systems to identify and classify defects, as well as systems to repair defects for the display market; and inspection and metrology systems for quality control and yield improvement in advanced and traditional semiconductor packaging markets. The company was formerly known as KLA-Tencor Corporation and changed its name to KLA Corporation in July 2019. KLA Corporation was incorporated in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

KLAC Stock Price History

KLAC Stock News Headlines

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Optical instruments & lenses
Semiconductor Equipment
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Price Target and Rating

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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
21 Analysts


Net Income
$3.39 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$10.50 billion
Cash Flow
$29.56 per share
Book Value
$22.99 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$104.79 billion

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KLAC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell KLA stock right now?

21 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" KLAC shares.
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What is KLA's stock price target for 2024?

21 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for KLA's shares. Their KLAC share price targets range from $550.00 to $850.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $727.15 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.4%.
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How have KLAC shares performed in 2024?

KLA's stock was trading at $581.30 at the start of the year. Since then, KLAC stock has increased by 35.1% and is now trading at $785.48.
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When is KLA's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 25th 2024.
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How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Co. (NASDAQ:KLAC) posted its earnings results on Thursday, April, 25th. The semiconductor company reported $5.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $4.94 by $0.32. The semiconductor company earned $2.36 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.31 billion. KLA had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 102.37% and a net margin of 27.19%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $5.49 EPS.
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How often does KLA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KLA?

KLA declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 2nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $1.45 per share on Friday, May 31st. This represents a $5.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th.
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Is KLA a good dividend stock?

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) pays an annual dividend of $5.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.76%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 14 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 30.38%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, KLAC will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.59% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for KLAC.

How will KLA's stock buyback program work?

KLA announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, September 5th 2023, which authorizes the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 2.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

What guidance has KLA issued on next quarter's earnings?

KLA issued an update on its fourth quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of 5.470-6.670 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 5.680. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.4 billion-$2.6 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.4 billion.

What is Rick Wallace's approval rating as KLA's CEO?

429 employees have rated KLA Chief Executive Officer Rick Wallace on Rick Wallace has an approval rating of 97% among the company's employees. This puts Rick Wallace in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of KLA own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other KLA investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Intel (INTC), Lam Research (LRCX), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Applied Materials (AMAT), Micron Technology (MU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Salesforce (CRM), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Adobe (ADBE).

Who are KLA's major shareholders?

KLA's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.74%), Capital International Investors (3.49%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.94%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.44%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.87%) and Van ECK Associates Corp (0.76%). Insiders that own company stock include Ahmad A Khan, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Jeneanne Michelle Hanley, Mary Beth Wilkinson, Oreste Donzella, Richard P Wallace, Virendra A Kirloskar and Virendra A Kirloskar.
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How do I buy shares of KLA?

Shares of KLAC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does KLA have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of KLA: ADE Corporation, Acme Systems, Ambios Technology, Belize Holdings LLC, CAPRES, Candela Instruments, Capres A/S, Dino Acquisition Technology L.L.C., FINLE Technologies, Fab Solutions, FabSolve, Filmetric Europe Gmbh, Filmetrics, Filmetrics Inc., Filmetrics Korea Ltd, Frontline P.C.B. Solutions (1998) Ltd., ICOS Vision Systems, ICOS Vision Systems (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., ICOS Vision Systems Corporation BVBA, ICOS Vision Systems Ltd., ICOS Vision Systems NV, International Sales & Business Inc., Jiangsu Xinshun Microelectronics, KLA Aleris Holding LLC, KLA Singapore Holding Company III Pte. Ltd., KLA-Tencor (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, KLA-Tencor (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., KLA-Tencor (Thailand) Limited, KLA-Tencor Asia-Pac Distribution Corporation, KLA-Tencor China Corporation, KLA-Tencor Corporation (1992) Ltd., KLA-Tencor Corporation (Cayman) Limited I, KLA-Tencor Corporation (Cayman) Limited III, KLA-Tencor Corporation (Cayman) Limited IV, KLA-Tencor Corporation (Israel), KLA-Tencor Corporation Holding (1987) Ltd., KLA-Tencor France SARL, KLA-Tencor GmbH, KLA-Tencor Integrated Metrology (Israel) (2002) Ltd., KLA-Tencor International Corporation, KLA-Tencor International Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., KLA-Tencor Ireland Ltd., KLA-Tencor Italy S.R.L., KLA-Tencor Japan Ltd., KLA-Tencor Korea, KLA-Tencor Limited, KLA-Tencor MIE GmbH, KLA-Tencor MIE Holdings GmbH & Co. KG, KLA-Tencor MIE Holdings S.à r.l., KLA-Tencor MIE Holdings Verwaltungs GmbH, KLA-Tencor Semiconductor Equipment Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., KLA-Tencor Singapore Holding Co. Pte II Ltd., KLA-Tencor Singapore Holding Co. Pte. Ltd., KLA-Tencor Software India Private Limited, KT Recreation Association LLC, KT Venture Group II L.L.C., KT Venture Group L.L.C., KT Venture Mgmt. LLC, Keystone Merger Sub Inc., Lakers Holding Company APS, Laser Imaging Systems GmbH, Lee Ta Technologies (BVI) Inc., Luminescent Technologies, MicroSense, Microsense LLC, Nanomechanics Inc., New System SRL, OnWafer Technologies, Optical Metrology Patents Limited, Orbograph Ltd., Orbot Europe S.A, Orbotech, Orbotech Asia Ltd, Orbotech B.V., Orbotech Caribbean Ltd., Orbotech Deutschland GmbH, Orbotech Electronics (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd, Orbotech Electronics (Suzhou) Co Ltd, Orbotech Holding GmbH, Orbotech Inc., Orbotech Japan Ltd, Orbotech Korea Ltd, Orbotech LT Solar LLC, Orbotech Logistics Ltd, Orbotech Ltd, Orbotech Pacific Ltd., Orbotech S.A., Orbotech Singapore Corporation Pte Ltd, Orbotech Technology Ventures LP, Orbotech Technology Ventures Ltd., Orbotech Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, Photon Dynamics Inc., Photon Dynamics Solar Corporation, Primaxx Inc., QC Optics, Qoniac, Qoniac GmbH, Qoniac Japan Ltd., Qoniac Korea Ltd., Qoniac Taiwan Ltd., SPTS Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., SPTS Technologies ET Ltd, SPTS Technologies GmbH, SPTS Technologies Inc., SPTS Technologies Limited, SPTS Technologies Ltd, SPTS Technologies Overseas Holdings Ltd., SPTS Technologies Pte Ltd., SPTS Technologies SAS, SPTS Technologies UK Limited, SensArray Corp, Therma-Wave, VLSI Standards Inc., Vistec Semiconductor Systems - MIE, Whiskey Holding Sub LLC, Zeta Instruments, and Zeta Instruments Inc..
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This page (NASDAQ:KLAC) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by Staff

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