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NASDAQ:KLAC

KLA Stock Forecast, Price & News

$344.35
+8.84 (+2.63 %)
(As of 10/22/2021 01:03 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$338.98
$357.78
50-Day Range
$317.55
$372.02
52-Week Range
$190.21
$374.60
Volume41,917 shs
Average Volume1.16 million shs
Market Capitalization$52.34 billion
P/E Ratio25.72
Dividend Yield1.27%
Beta1.21
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About KLA

KLA Corp. engages in the supply of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nano-electronics industries. The company operates through the following segments; Semiconductor Process Control, Specialty Semiconductor Process, PCB, Display & Component Inspection and Other. The Semiconductor Process Control segment provides comprehensive portfolio of inspection, metrology and data analytics products, and related services. The Specialty Semiconductor Process segment develops and sells advanced vacuum deposition and etching process tools. the PCB, Display and Component Inspection segment enables electronic device manufacturers to inspect, test and measure PCBs, flat panel displays and ICs to verify its quality. Its products include manufactured chips, reticle, packaging, surface profilers, nanochemical testers, KT pro equipment, and compound semiconductors. The company was founded in April 1997 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Optical instruments & lenses
Sub-Industry
Semiconductor Equipment
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:KLAC
CUSIP
48248010
Employees
10,600
Year Founded
1997

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.92 billion
Cash Flow
$16.68 per share
Book Value
$22.10 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$2.08 billion

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Market Cap
$52.34 billion
Next Earnings Date
10/27/2021 (Confirmed)
Optionable
Optionable

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.92 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

14th out of 865 stocks

Optical Instruments & Lenses Industry

1st out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 4.4Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is KLA a buy right now?

18 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last twelve months. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" KLA stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than KLA?

Wall Street analysts have given KLA a "Buy" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but KLA wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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When is KLA's next earnings date?

KLA is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 27th 2021.
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How can I listen to KLA's earnings call?

KLA will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, October 27th at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Co. (NASDAQ:KLAC) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 28th. The semiconductor company reported $4.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.99 by $0.44. The semiconductor company earned $1.93 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.87 billion. KLA had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 74.13% and a net margin of 30.04%.
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How has KLA's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

KLA's stock was trading at $144.92 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, KLAC stock has increased by 139.5% and is now trading at $347.11.
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How often does KLA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KLA?

KLA declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 16th will be given a dividend of $1.05 per share on Wednesday, September 1st. This represents a $4.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 13th. This is an increase from KLA's previous quarterly dividend of $0.90.
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Is KLA a good dividend stock?

KLA pays an annual dividend of $4.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.27%. KLA has been increasing its dividend for 12 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of KLA is 28.87%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, KLA will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.76% next year. This indicates that KLA will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will KLA's stock buyback program work?

KLA declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, July 29th 2021, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 4.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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

KLA updated its first quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 5th. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.010-$4.890 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.130. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.92 billion-$2.12 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.92 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

18 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for KLA's stock. Their forecasts range from $300.00 to $475.00. On average, they anticipate KLA's stock price to reach $375.29 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.1% from the stock's current price.
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Who are KLA's key executives?

KLA's management team includes the following people:
  • Rick Wallace, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Bren Douglas Higgins, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Bin-Ming Tsai, Chief Technical Officer & VP-Corporate Alliances
  • Mary Beth Wilkinson, Secretary, Executive VP & Chief Legal Officer
  • Oreste Donzella, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President (LinkedIn Profile)

What is Rick Wallace's approval rating as KLA's CEO?

429 employees have rated KLA CEO Rick Wallace on Glassdoor.com. Rick Wallace has an approval rating of 97% among KLA's employees. This puts Rick Wallace in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), Intel (INTC), Lam Research (LRCX), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Applied Materials (AMAT), Micron Technology (MU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), salesforce.com (CRM), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Adobe (ADBE).

What is KLA's stock symbol?

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

Who are KLA's major shareholders?

KLA's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (0.19%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.14%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.13%), PGGM Investments (0.09%), Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc. (0.06%) and Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.06%). Company insiders that own KLA stock include Ahmad A Khan, Amichai Steimberg, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Gary B Moore, Kevin Kennedy, Kiran M Patel, Mary Beth Wilkinson, Oreste Donzella, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar.
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Which institutional investors are selling KLA stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., PGGM Investments, Polaris Wealth Advisory Group LLC, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., American National Bank, and Rothschild Investment Corp IL. Company insiders that have sold KLA company stock in the last year include Ahmad A Khan, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Mary Beth Wilkinson, Oreste Donzella, Richard P Wallace, and Virendra A Kirloskar.
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Which institutional investors are buying KLA stock?

KLAC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, GFG Capital LLC, Pensionfund Sabic, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co Ltd, Sciencast Management LP, Private Advisor Group LLC, Threadgill Financial LLC, and Pensionfund DSM Netherlands.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is KLA's stock price today?

One share of KLAC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $347.11.

How much money does KLA make?

KLA has a market capitalization of $52.76 billion and generates $6.92 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $2.08 billion in net income (profit) each year or $14.55 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does KLA have?

KLA employs 10,600 workers across the globe.

Does KLA have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of KLA: ADE Corporation, Acme Systems, Ambios Technology, Belize Holdings LLC, CAPRES, Candela Instruments, Capres A/S, Dino Acquisition Technology L.L.C., FINLE Technologies, Fab Solutions, FabSolve, Filmetric Europe Gmbh, Filmetrics, Filmetrics Inc., Filmetrics Korea Ltd, Frontline P.C.B. Solutions (1998) Ltd., Frontline P.C.B. Solutions LP, ICOS Vision Systems, ICOS Vision Systems (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., ICOS Vision Systems Corporation BVBA, ICOS Vision Systems Ltd., ICOS Vision Systems NV, International Sales & Business Inc., KLA Aleris Holding LLC, KLA Singapore Holding Company III Pte. Ltd., KLA-Tencor (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, KLA-Tencor (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., KLA-Tencor (Thailand) Limited, KLA-Tencor Asia-Pac Distribution Corporation, KLA-Tencor China Corporation, KLA-Tencor Corporation (1992) Ltd., KLA-Tencor Corporation (Cayman) Limited I, KLA-Tencor Corporation (Cayman) Limited III, KLA-Tencor Corporation (Cayman) Limited IV, KLA-Tencor Corporation (Cayman) Limited V, KLA-Tencor Corporation (Israel), KLA-Tencor Corporation Holding (1987) Ltd., KLA-Tencor France SARL, KLA-Tencor GmbH, KLA-Tencor Integrated Metrology (Israel) (2002) Ltd., KLA-Tencor International Corporation, KLA-Tencor International Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., KLA-Tencor Ireland Ltd., KLA-Tencor Italy S.R.L., KLA-Tencor Japan Ltd., KLA-Tencor Korea Inc., KLA-Tencor Limited, KLA-Tencor MIE GmbH, KLA-Tencor MIE Holdings GmbH & Co. KG, KLA-Tencor MIE Holdings S.à r.l., KLA-Tencor MIE Holdings Verwaltungs GmbH, KLA-Tencor Semiconductor Equipment Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., KLA-Tencor Singapore Holding Company II Pte Ltd., KLA-Tencor Singapore Holding Company Pte. Ltd., KLA-Tencor Software India Private Limited, KT Recreation Association LLC, KT Venture Group II L.L.C., KT Venture Group L.L.C., Lakers Holding Company APS, Laser Imaging Systems GmbH, Lee Ta Technologies (BVI) Inc., Luminescent Technologies, MicroSense, Microsense LLC, Nanomechanics Inc., New System SRL, OnWafer Technologies, Optical Metrology Patents Limited, Orbograph Ltd., Orbot Europe S.A, Orbotech, Orbotech Asia Ltd, Orbotech B.V., Orbotech Caribbean Ltd., Orbotech Deutschland GmbH, Orbotech Electronics (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd, Orbotech Electronics (Suzhou) Co Ltd, Orbotech Holding GmbH, Orbotech Holding UK Ltd., Orbotech Inc., Orbotech Japan Ltd, Orbotech Korea Ltd, Orbotech LT Solar LLC, Orbotech Logistics Ltd, Orbotech Ltd, Orbotech Pacific Ltd., Orbotech S.A., Orbotech Singapore Corporation Pte Ltd, Orbotech Technology Ventures LP, Orbotech Technology Ventures Ltd., Orbotech Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, Photon Dynamics Inc., Photon Dynamics Solar Corporation, PixCell Medical Technologies Ltd., Primaxx Inc., QC Optics, Qoniac, Qoniac GmbH, Qoniac Japan Ltd., Qoniac Korea Ltd., Qoniac Taiwan Ltd., SPTS Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., SPTS Technologies ET Ltd, SPTS Technologies GmbH, SPTS Technologies Group Ltd., SPTS Technologies Holdings Ltd., SPTS Technologies Inc., SPTS Technologies Investment Ltd, SPTS Technologies Limited, SPTS Technologies Ltd, SPTS Technologies Overseas Holdings Ltd., SPTS Technologies Pte Ltd., SPTS Technologies SAS, SPTS Technologies Sapphire Ltd, SPTS Technologies UK Ltd, SensArray Corp, Therma-Wave, VLSI Standards Inc., Vistec Semiconductor Systems - MIE, Whiskey Holding Sub LLC, Xactix Inc., Zeta Instruments, and Zeta Instruments Inc..

When was KLA founded?

KLA was founded in 1997.

What is KLA's official website?

The official website for KLA is www.kla.com.

Where are KLA's headquarters?

KLA is headquartered at ONE TECHNOLOGY DRIVE, MILPITAS CA, 95035.

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].


This page was last updated on 10/22/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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