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NASDAQ:KLAC - KLA Stock Price, Forecast & News

$160.88
-2.01 (-1.23 %)
(As of 12/10/2019 06:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$160.63
Now: $160.88
$163.57
50-Day Range
$156.38
MA: $168.00
$177.86
52-Week Range
$80.65
Now: $160.88
$179.95
Volume763,691 shs
Average Volume1.55 million shs
Market Capitalization$25.39 billion
P/E Ratio19.02
Dividend Yield2.09%
Beta1.68
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$9.68 per share
Book Value$16.81 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.18 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees10,020
Market Cap$25.39 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 18th will be given a dividend of $0.85 per share on Tuesday, December 3rd. This represents a $3.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 15th. This is a boost from KLA's previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. View KLA's Dividend History.

How will KLA's stock buyback program work?

KLA announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 30th. The semiconductor company reported $2.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the 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%. KLA's revenue for the quarter was up 29.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last 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 updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, September, 17th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.04-2.34 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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 1-year target prices 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 a possible upside of 6.3% from the stock's current price. 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?

Media headlines about KLAC stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. KLA earned a daily sentiment score of -1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for KLA.

Are investors shorting KLA?

KLA saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,590,000 shares, an increase of 5.6% from the October 31st total of 3,400,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,490,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days. Currently, 2.3% of the company's shares 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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders 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 $160.88.

How big of a company is KLA?

KLA has a market capitalization of $25.39 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 12/10/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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