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KLA Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.85 (-0.46%)
(As of 12/3/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.31 million shs
Average Volume
1.06 million shs
Market Capitalization
$60.75 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
30 days | 90 days | 365 days | Advanced Chart
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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.


KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Sets New 1-Year High at $428.22
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KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Reaches New 1-Year High at $426.97
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Optical instruments & lenses
Semiconductor Equipment
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.92 billion
Cash Flow
$16.91 per share
Book Value
$25.45 per share


Net Income
$2.08 billion
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$60.75 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Social Links


Overall MarketRank

2.80 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

66th out of 892 stocks

Optical Instruments & Lenses Industry

1st out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 4.4Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is KLA a buy right now?

19 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last twelve months. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" KLA stock.
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How has KLA's stock price 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. Since then, KLAC stock has increased by 176.5% and is now trading at $400.68.
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Are investors shorting KLA?

KLA saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 29th, there was short interest totaling 2,990,000 shares, an increase of 18.2% from the October 14th total of 2,530,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,060,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is KLA's next earnings date?

KLA is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 2nd 2022.
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How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Co. (NASDAQ:KLAC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 26th. The semiconductor company reported $4.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $4.52 by $0.12. The semiconductor company had revenue of $2.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.04 billion. KLA had a net margin of 36.52% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 75.15%. The company's revenue was up 35.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $3.03 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, November 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $1.05 per share on Wednesday, December 1st. This represents a $4.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 12th.
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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 1.04%. 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 23.78%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, KLA will have a dividend payout ratio of 19.82% 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 of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, July 29th 2021, which authorizes the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 4.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

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

KLA updated its second quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.950-$5.850 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.140. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.23 billion-$2.43 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.23 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

19 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for KLA's shares. Their forecasts range from $300.00 to $490.00. On average, they anticipate KLA's stock price to reach $404.44 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.9% 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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.44%), Primecap Management Co. CA (5.28%), Wellington Management Group LLP (3.75%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.08%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.64%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.50%). Company insiders that own KLA stock include Ahmad A Khan, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, 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 Janus Henderson Group PLC, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, M&G Investment Management Ltd., Two Sigma Investments LP, FIL Ltd, KBC Group NV, Bank of Nova Scotia, and Rafferty Asset Management LLC. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Nordea Investment Management AB, Wellington Management Group LLP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Van ECK Associates Corp, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, and Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH.
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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 $400.68.

How much money does KLA make?

KLA has a market capitalization of $60.75 billion and generates $6.92 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $2.08 billion in net income (profit) each year or $17.66 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does KLA have?

KLA employs 11,550 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., 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 (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 Co. Pte II Ltd., KLA-Tencor Singapore Holding Co. 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., KT Venture Mgmt. LLC, Keystone Merger Sub Inc., 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 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, 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 Inc., SPTS Technologies Limited, SPTS Technologies Ltd, SPTS Technologies Overseas Holdings Ltd., SPTS Technologies Pte Ltd., SPTS Technologies SAS, SPTS Technologies UK Limited, 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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 408-875-4144.

This page was last updated on 12/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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