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NASDAQ:KLAC - KLA Stock Price, Forecast & News

$179.40
-3.15 (-1.73 %)
(As of 01/24/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$178.43
Now: $179.40
$184.50
50-Day Range
$160.91
MA: $175.36
$182.56
52-Week Range
$98.64
Now: $179.40
$184.50
Volume956,784 shs
Average Volume924,502 shs
Market Capitalization$28.31 billion
P/E Ratio25.06
Dividend Yield1.86%
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$9.63 per share
Book Value$16.81 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.18 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees10,020
Market Cap$28.31 billion
Next Earnings Date2/4/2020 (Confirmed)
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. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 1.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 15th. This is a positive change 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 buyback program on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

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

How can I listen to KLA's earnings call?

KLA will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 4th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

14 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for KLA's shares. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $215.00. On average, they expect KLA's stock price to reach $171.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.7%. 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?

News headlines about KLAC stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public 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 -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for KLA.

Are investors shorting KLA?

KLA saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,260,000 shares, an increase of 16.4% from the December 15th total of 2,800,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,270,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.6 days. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the stock 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), Alibaba Group (BABA), salesforce.com (CRM), Home Depot (HD), Micron Technology (MU), Adobe (ADBE), AT&T (T) and Paypal (PYPL).

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 Scout Investments Inc. (0.14%), Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.13%), Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc. (0.06%), OLD National Bancorp IN (0.06%), Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI (0.05%) and Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.05%). 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 major investors are selling KLA stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including PGGM Investments, Advisors Capital Management LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Decatur Capital Management Inc., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH and American National Bank. 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 major investors are buying KLA stock?

KLAC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, Bridger Capital Management LLC, Ambassador Advisors LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Artemis Investment Management LLP, MorganRosel Wealth Management LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $179.40.

How big of a company is KLA?

KLA has a market capitalization of $28.31 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:  661 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  663 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,324
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 1/25/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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