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

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$90.02 +1.08 (+1.21 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$88.94
Today's Range$89.66 - $93.13
52-Week Range$84.59 - $123.96
Volume2.34 million shs
Average Volume1.58 million shs
Market Capitalization$13.70 billion
P/E Ratio11.25
Dividend Yield3.35%
Beta1.59
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

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.43
Current Ratio3.45
Quick Ratio2.69

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio11.25
Forward P/E Ratio9.83
P/E Growth1.36

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.04 billion
Price / Sales3.41
Cash Flow$8.5166 per share
Price / Cash Flow10.57
Book Value$10.38 per share
Price / Book8.67

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.00
Net Income$802.26 million
Net Margins22.05%
Return on Equity93.99%
Return on Assets24.41%

Miscellaneous

Employees6,550
Outstanding Shares153,070,000
Market Cap$13.70 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 3.33%. 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 announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan 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 plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were KLA-Tencor's earnings last quarter?

KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October, 29th. The semiconductor company reported $2.46 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' 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%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 12.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $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 Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for KLA-Tencor.

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 guidance of $2.02-2.34 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS 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 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for KLA-Tencor's stock. Their forecasts 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 44.9% 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?

News articles about KLAC stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. 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-Tencor earned a news impact score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

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)
  • Ms. Teri A. Little, Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec.
  • Mr. Brian M. Trafas, Exec. VP of Global Customer Organization (Age 55)
  • Mr. Ahmad A. Khan, Exec. VP of Global Products Group (Age 44)

Who are KLA-Tencor's major shareholders?

KLA-Tencor's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.44%), Vanguard Group Inc (11.44%), Primecap Management Co. CA (8.04%), BlackRock Inc. (7.48%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.89%) and Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (1.61%). 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 major investors are selling KLA-Tencor stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Clearbridge Investments LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, AQR Capital Management LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp. 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 major investors are buying KLA-Tencor stock?

KLAC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., Deutsche Bank AG, Renaissance Technologies LLC, FIL Ltd, United Services Automobile Association, Russell Investments Group Ltd., TD Asset Management Inc. and Glenmede Trust Co. NA. 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 $90.02.

How big of a company is KLA-Tencor?

KLA-Tencor has a market capitalization of $13.70 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:  556 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  589 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,145
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 12/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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