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

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$113.29 +2.36 (+2.13 %)
(As of 08/22/2018 01:46 AM ET)
Previous Close$110.93
Today's Range$110.93 - $113.83
52-Week Range$89.47 - $123.96
Volume1.45 million shs
Average Volume1.48 million shs
Market Capitalization$17.55 billion
P/E Ratio14.18
Dividend Yield2.67%
Beta1.61
KLA-Tencor logoKLA-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

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.38
Current Ratio3.73
Quick Ratio2.97

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio14.18
Forward P/E Ratio12.21
P/E Growth1.23

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.04 billion
Price / Sales4.38
Cash Flow$8.5309 per share
Price / Cash13.28
Book Value$10.38 per share
Price / Book10.91

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.00
Net Income$802.26 million
Net Margins19.87%
Return on Equity88.65%
Return on Assets22.57%

Miscellaneous

Employees6,550
Outstanding Shares156,130,000
Market Cap$17.55 billion

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 2nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 14th. View KLA-Tencor's Dividend History.

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

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

How were KLA-Tencor's earnings last quarter?

KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) issued its earnings results on Monday, July, 30th. The semiconductor company reported $2.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.14 by $0.08. The semiconductor company had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.05 billion. KLA-Tencor had a return on equity of 88.65% and a net margin of 19.87%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 14.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.64 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 Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for KLA-Tencor.

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

KLA-Tencor issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Monday, July, 30th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.04-2.36 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.06. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.03-1.10 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.04 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

15 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for KLA-Tencor's stock. Their predictions range from $97.00 to $152.00. On average, they expect KLA-Tencor's share price to reach $133.2843 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for KLA-Tencor.

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

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA-Tencor in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for KLA-Tencor.

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 58)
  • Mr. Bren D. Higgins, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Bobby R. Bell, Chief Strategy Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. Brian M. Trafas, Sr. VP of Global Customer Organisation (Age 55)
  • Mr. Ahmad A. Khan, Exec. VP of Global Products Group (Age 44)

Has KLA-Tencor been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about KLAC stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KLA-Tencor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.27 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for KLA-Tencor.

Who are KLA-Tencor's major shareholders?

KLA-Tencor's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.27%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.91%), Boston Partners (1.34%), Parnassus Investments CA (0.97%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.87%) and LSV Asset Management (0.82%). 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, Kiran M Patel, Michael Kirk, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Institutional Ownership Trends for KLA-Tencor.

Which major investors are selling KLA-Tencor stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Parnassus Investments CA, FMR LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Victory Capital Management Inc., Mackay Shields LLC, Millennium Management LLC and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold KLA-Tencor company stock in the last year include Ahmad A Khan, Bobby R Bell, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Edward W Barnholt, Emiko Higashi, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA-Tencor.

Which major investors are buying KLA-Tencor stock?

KLAC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Schroder Investment Management Group, Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, Bank of America Corp DE, TD Asset Management Inc., Worldquant Millennium Quantitative Strategies LLC, Capital Management Corp VA, BlackRock Inc. and KBC Group NV. 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 $113.29.

How big of a company is KLA-Tencor?

KLA-Tencor has a market capitalization of $17.55 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.

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:  537 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  573 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,110
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This page was last updated on 8/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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