NASDAQ:KLAC - KLA-Tencor Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$95.73 +2.81 (+3.02 %)
(As of 01/22/2019 07:35 AM ET)
Previous Close$92.92
Today's Range$93.62 - $97.11
52-Week Range$80.65 - $123.96
Volume1.52 million shs
Average Volume1.24 million shs
Market Capitalization$14.65 billion
P/E Ratio11.97
Dividend Yield3.13%
Beta1.52
KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries worldwide. The company offers chip and wafer manufacturing products, including defect inspection and review systems, metrology solutions, in situ process monitoring products, computational lithography software, and data analytics systems for chip manufacturers to manage yield throughout the semiconductor fabrication process. It also provides reticle manufacturing products, such as reticle inspection, metrology, and data analytics systems for mask shops; and packaging manufacturing products comprising standalone and cluster inspection and metrology systems that include wafer-level packaging inspection/metrology and component inspection/metrology products for various applications in the field of semiconductor packaging. In addition, the company offers compound semiconductor, power device, light emitting diode, and microelectromechanical system manufacturing products for the display market; data storage media/head manufacturing products, which comprise process control equipment, test equipment and surface profilers, and metrology and defect inspection solutions; and optical and stylus profilers, and in situ process monitoring products for general purpose/lab applications. Further, it provides refurbished systems, remanufactured systems, and enhanced and upgraded systems under the K-T Pro name; and service engineering, technical support, and knowledge management system services. The company offers its products and services for use by various bare wafer, integrated circuit, reticle, and hard disk drive manufacturers. KLA-Tencor Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Optical instruments & lenses
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:KLAC
CUSIP48248010
Phone408-875-3000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.04 billion
Cash Flow$8.4642 per share
Book Value$10.38 per share

Profitability

Net Income$802.26 million

Miscellaneous

Employees6,550
Market Cap$14.65 billion
OptionableOptionable

KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is KLA-Tencor's stock symbol?

KLA-Tencor trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "KLAC."

How often does KLA-Tencor pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KLA-Tencor?

KLA-Tencor announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 7th. Shareholders of record on Saturday, November 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share on Tuesday, December 4th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 15th. View KLA-Tencor's Dividend History.

How will KLA-Tencor's stock buyback program work?

KLA-Tencor declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were KLA-Tencor's earnings last quarter?

KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October, 29th. The semiconductor company reported $2.46 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.21 by $0.25. The semiconductor company earned $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.07 billion. KLA-Tencor had a net margin of 22.05% and a return on equity of 93.99%. KLA-Tencor's revenue was up 12.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.80 earnings per share. View KLA-Tencor's Earnings History.

When is KLA-Tencor's next earnings date?

KLA-Tencor is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 29th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for KLA-Tencor.

How can I listen to KLA-Tencor's earnings call?

KLA-Tencor will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 29th at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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

KLA-Tencor updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Monday, October, 29th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.02-2.34 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.23. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.03-1.11 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.08 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

13 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for KLA-Tencor's shares. Their predictions range from $105.00 to $152.00. On average, they expect KLA-Tencor's share price to reach $130.4150 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 36.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for KLA-Tencor.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for KLA-Tencor?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA-Tencor in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for KLA-Tencor.

Has KLA-Tencor been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about KLAC stock have trended very positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. KLA-Tencor earned a news impact score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of KLA-Tencor's key competitors?

Who are KLA-Tencor's key executives?

KLA-Tencor's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Richard P. Wallace, Pres, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. Bren D. Higgins, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49)
  • Ms. Teri A. Little, Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 55)
  • Mr. Brian M. Trafas, Exec. VP of Global Customer Organization (Age 56)
  • Mr. Ahmad A. Khan, Exec. VP of Global Products Group (Age 45)

Who are KLA-Tencor's major shareholders?

KLA-Tencor's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Gradient Investments LLC (0.06%), Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc. (0.06%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%), Advisors Capital Management LLC (0.03%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%) and Kempner Capital Management Inc. (0.03%). Company insiders that own KLA-Tencor stock include Ahmad A Khan, Bobby R Bell, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Edward W Barnholt, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Institutional Ownership Trends for KLA-Tencor.

Which institutional investors are selling KLA-Tencor stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Meeder Asset Management Inc., Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc., Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Cullinan Associates Inc., Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Virtu Financial LLC and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. Company insiders that have sold KLA-Tencor company stock in the last year include Ahmad A Khan, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Emiko Higashi, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA-Tencor.

Which institutional investors are buying KLA-Tencor stock?

KLAC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Kempner Capital Management Inc., Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Pensionfund Sabic, Advisors Capital Management LLC, Gradient Investments LLC, Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC, Oakbrook Investments LLC and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA-Tencor.

How do I buy shares of KLA-Tencor?

Shares of KLAC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is KLA-Tencor's stock price today?

One share of KLAC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $95.73.

How big of a company is KLA-Tencor?

KLA-Tencor has a market capitalization of $14.65 billion and generates $4.04 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $802.26 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.00 on an earnings per share basis. KLA-Tencor employs 6,550 workers across the globe.

What is KLA-Tencor's official website?

The official website for KLA-Tencor is http://www.kla-tencor.com.

How can I contact KLA-Tencor?

KLA-Tencor's mailing address is ONE TECHNOLOGY DRIVE, MILPITAS CA, 95035. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 408-875-3000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ KLAC)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  557 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  590 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,147
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about KLA-Tencor and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KLAC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KLAC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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