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KLA Stock Forecast, Price & News

+18.84 (+5.88%)
(As of 06/24/2022 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.92 million shs
Average Volume
1.19 million shs
Market Capitalization
$50.67 billion
P/E Ratio
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KLAC Stock Forecast (MarketRank)

Overall MarketRank

3.96 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

3rd out of 923 stocks

Optical Instruments & Lenses Industry

1st out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 4.4Community Rank: 4.4Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 4.4 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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KLA 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 wafer inspection and metrology, die sorting and inspection, IC component inspection and metrology, data analytics, wafer processing systems, and IC substrate production processes. In addition, the company offers compound semiconductor, power device, light emitting diode, and microelectromechanical system manufacturing products; data storage media/head manufacturing products; general purpose/lab applications; and previous-generation KLA systems. Further, it provides wafer processing solutions; printed circuit boards, and display and inspection components; and other services. 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Optical instruments & lenses
Semiconductor Equipment
Current Symbol
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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
19 Analysts


Net Income
$2.08 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.92 billion
Cash Flow
$16.98 per share
Book Value
$22.10 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$50.67 billion

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KLA Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell KLA stock right now?

19 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" KLA stock.
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What is KLA's stock price forecast for 2022?

19 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for KLA's shares. Their KLAC stock forecasts range from $352.00 to $545.00. On average, they predict KLA's stock price to reach $437.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 28.7% from the stock's current price.
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How has KLA's stock performed in 2022?

KLA's stock was trading at $430.11 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, KLAC shares have decreased by 21.1% and is now trading at $339.50.
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When is KLA's next earnings date?

KLA is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 4th 2022.
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How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Co. (NASDAQ:KLAC) announced its earnings results on Thursday, April, 28th. The semiconductor company reported $5.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $4.80 by $0.33. The semiconductor company earned $2.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.20 billion. KLA had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 78.72% and a net margin of 36.41%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 26.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $3.85 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 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 16th will be paid a dividend of $1.05 per share on Wednesday, June 1st. This represents a $4.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 13th.
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Is KLA a good dividend stock?

KLA(NASDAQ:KLAC) pays an annual dividend of $4.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.24%. KLA has been increasing its dividend for 13 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of KLA is 20.39%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, KLA will have a dividend payout ratio of 17.18% next year. This indicates that KLA will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will KLA's stock buyback program work?

KLA declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Thursday, June 16th 2022, which permits the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 12.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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

KLA issued an update on its fourth quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, June, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.93-$6.03 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.50. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.30 billion-$2.55 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.43 billion.

Who are KLA's key executives?

KLA's management team includes the following people:

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

429 employees have rated KLA CEO Rick Wallace on Glassdoor.com. Rick Wallace has an approval rating of 97% among KLA'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).

What is KLA's stock symbol?

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

Who are KLA's major shareholders?

KLA's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.08%), BlackRock Inc. (7.77%), Capital International Investors (5.01%), Primecap Management Co. CA (4.93%), State Street Corp (4.18%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (2.14%). Company insiders that own KLA stock include Ahmad A Khan, Ahmad A Khan, Amichai Steimberg, Bren D Higgins, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Gary B Moore, Kevin Kennedy, Kiran M Patel, Mary Beth Wilkinson, Oreste Donzella, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little, Virendra A Kirloskar and Virendra A Kirloskar.
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Which major investors are selling KLA stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including 1832 Asset Management L.P., Primecap Management Co. CA, Wellington Management Group LLP, Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd, Toronto Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal Can, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Bank of Nova Scotia. Company insiders that have sold KLA company stock in the last two years include Ahmad A Khan, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Kevin Kennedy, Kiran M Patel, Mary Beth Wilkinson, Oreste Donzella, Richard P Wallace, and Virendra A Kirloskar.
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Which major investors are buying KLA stock?

KLAC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Van ECK Associates Corp, BlackRock Inc., Maj Invest Holding A S, Prudential Financial Inc., and Woodline Partners LP.
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How do I buy shares of KLA?

Shares of KLAC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is KLA's stock price today?

One share of KLAC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $339.50.

How much money does KLA make?

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) has a market capitalization of $50.67 billion and generates $6.92 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $2.08 billion in net income (profit) each year or $20.60 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does KLA have?

KLA employs 11,550 workers across the globe.

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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When was KLA founded?

KLA was founded in 1976.

How can I contact KLA?

KLA's mailing address is ONE TECHNOLOGY DRIVE, MILPITAS CA, 95035. The official website for KLA is www.kla.com. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at (408) 875-3000, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 408-875-4144.

This page (NASDAQ:KLAC) was last updated on 6/26/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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