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NASDAQ:KLAC - KLA Stock Price, Forecast & News

$171.24
-0.22 (-0.13 %)
(As of 12/13/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$170.12
Now: $171.24
$173.09
50-Day Range
$156.38
MA: $168.52
$177.86
52-Week Range
$80.65
Now: $171.24
$179.95
Volume1.14 million shs
Average Volume1.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$27.02 billion
P/E Ratio20.24
Dividend Yield1.98%
Beta1.67
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. Read More…

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$4.57 billion
Cash Flow$10.04 per share
Book Value$16.81 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.18 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees10,020
Market Cap$27.02 billion
Next Earnings Date2/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is KLA's stock symbol?

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

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

KLA declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.85 per share on Tuesday, December 3rd. This represents a $3.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 15th. This is an increase from KLA's previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. View KLA's Dividend History.

How will KLA's stock buyback program work?

KLA declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 30th. The semiconductor company reported $2.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.20 by $0.28. The semiconductor company had revenue of $1.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.35 billion. KLA had a return on equity of 54.53% and a net margin of 23.03%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 29.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.46 earnings per share. View KLA's Earnings History.

When is KLA's next earnings date?

KLA is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 4th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for KLA.

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

KLA issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, September, 17th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.04-2.34 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.20. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.31-1.39 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.35 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

14 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for KLA's shares. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $215.00. On average, they expect KLA's share price to reach $171.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for KLA.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for KLA?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for KLA.

Has KLA been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about KLAC stock have been trending very positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. KLA earned a media sentiment score of 3.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for KLA.

Are investors shorting KLA?

KLA saw a decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,350,000 shares, a decrease of 32.9% from the November 14th total of 3,500,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,458,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days. Approximately 1.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. View KLA's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of KLA's key competitors?

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), Lam Research (LRCX), Applied Materials (AMAT), salesforce.com (CRM), Alibaba Group (BABA), Micron Technology (MU), Home Depot (HD), Adobe (ADBE), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and Intel (INTC).

Who are KLA's key executives?

KLA'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)
  • Mr. Brian M. Trafas, Exec. VP of Global Customer Organization (Age 56)
  • Mr. Ahmad A. Khan, Pres of Semiconductor Process Control (Age 45)
  • Mr. Amichai Steimberg, Chief Exec. Officer of Orbotech Ltd. (Age 57)

Who are KLA's major shareholders?

KLA's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.40%), Boston Partners (1.93%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (1.53%), Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. (0.82%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.46%) and California Public Employees Retirement System (0.22%). Company insiders that own KLA stock include Ahmad A Khan, Amichai Steimberg, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Institutional Ownership Trends for KLA.

Which institutional investors are selling KLA stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pictet Asset Management Ltd., First Trust Advisors LP, Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., Artemis Investment Management LLP, State Street Corp, Mackay Shields LLC, Man Group plc and Stifel Financial Corp. Company insiders that have sold KLA company stock in the last year include Ahmad A Khan, Amichai Steimberg, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA.

Which institutional investors are buying KLA stock?

KLAC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc., Millennium Management LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co and Sandler Capital Management. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA.

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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is KLA's stock price today?

One share of KLAC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $171.24.

How big of a company is KLA?

KLA has a market capitalization of $27.02 billion and generates $4.57 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $1.18 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.46 on an earnings per share basis. KLA employs 10,020 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About KLA.

What is KLA's official website?

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

How can I contact KLA?

KLA'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 (NASDAQ KLAC)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  645 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  649 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,294
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about KLA 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 12/13/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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