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KLA Stock Forecast, Price & News

+3.37 (+1.83 %)
(As of 09/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $187.91
50-Day Range
MA: $196.14
52-Week Range
Now: $187.91
Volume906,859 shs
Average Volume1.49 million shs
Market Capitalization$29.21 billion
P/E Ratio24.44
Dividend Yield1.95%
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. 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 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; general purpose/lab applications; and previous-generation KLA systems. Further, it provides wafer processing solutions; printed circuit boards, and display and inspection components; products for the deposition of thin film coating of materials on crystalline silicon photovoltaic wafers; and other services. The company offers its products and services for use by various bare wafer, integrated circuit, reticle, and hard disk drive manufacturers. The company was formerly known as KLA-Tencor Corporation and changed its name to KLA Corporation in July 2019. KLA Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.45 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Optical instruments & lenses
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
Current SymbolNASDAQ:KLAC



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.81 billion
Cash Flow$15.20 per share
Book Value$17.25 per share


Net Income$1.22 billion


Market Cap$29.21 billion
Next Earnings Date11/4/2020 (Estimated)
+3.37 (+1.83 %)
(As of 09/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions

How has KLA's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

KLA's stock was trading at $144.92 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, KLAC shares have increased by 29.7% and is now trading at $187.91.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of KLA?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is KLA's next earnings date?

KLA is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 4th 2020.
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How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) announced its earnings results on Monday, August, 3rd. The semiconductor company reported $2.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.35 by $0.38. The semiconductor company earned $1.46 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.42 billion. KLA had a net margin of 20.96% and a return on equity of 63.04%. KLA's revenue for the quarter was up 16.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.78 earnings per share.
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How often does KLA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KLA?

KLA announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 6th. Investors of record on Monday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.90 per share on Tuesday, September 1st. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 14th. This is a positive change from KLA's previous quarterly dividend of $0.85.
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What guidance has KLA issued on next quarter's earnings?

KLA issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Monday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.42-3.06 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.37. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.405-1.555 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.40 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

16 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for KLA's stock. Their forecasts range from $158.00 to $250.00. On average, they anticipate KLA's stock price to reach $210.38 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.0% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting KLA?

KLA saw a decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,520,000 shares, a decrease of 22.2% from the August 31st total of 3,240,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,260,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Currently, 1.6% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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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), 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).

Who are KLA's key executives?

KLA's management team includes the following 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)

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include California Public Employees Retirement System (0.23%), Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. (0.12%), PGGM Investments (0.11%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.09%), Hosking Partners LLP (0.07%) and Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS (0.06%). Company insiders that own KLA stock include Ahmad A Khan, Amichai Steimberg, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Kiran M Patel, 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., Lateef Investment Management L.P., BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Holding S.A., Toronto Dominion Bank, Hosking Partners LLP, Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, and Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky. 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, Kevin Kennedy, Kiran M Patel, Oreste Donzella, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little, and Virendra A Kirloskar.
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Which institutional investors are buying KLA stock?

KLAC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, PGGM Investments, Meritage Portfolio Management, Gabelli Funds LLC, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Ensign Peak Advisors Inc, and Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc..
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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 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 $187.91.

How big of a company is KLA?

KLA has a market capitalization of $29.21 billion and generates $5.81 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $1.22 billion in net income (profit) each year or $10.35 on an earnings per share basis. KLA employs 10,600 workers across the globe.

What is KLA's official website?

The official website for KLA is 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]

This page was last updated on 9/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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