KLA Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.98 (+0.28 %)
(As of 08/3/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume894,224 shs
Average Volume1.24 million shs
Market Capitalization$53.17 billion
P/E Ratio25.91
Dividend Yield1.03%
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About KLA

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 packaging process control on wafer, automated optical inspection, data analytics, and packaging process control after singulation. In addition, the company offers compound semiconductor, power device, light emitting diode, and microelectromechanical system manufacturing products; 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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3.21 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

4th out of 844 stocks

Optical Instruments & Lenses Industry

1st out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 4.4Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is KLA a buy right now?

15 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" KLA stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than KLA?

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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 were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Co. (NASDAQ:KLAC) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 28th. The semiconductor company reported $4.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.99 by $0.44. KLA had a net margin of 30.04% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 74.13%.
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How has KLA's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

KLA's stock was trading at $144.92 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, KLAC stock has increased by 139.4% and is now trading at $346.89.
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How often does KLA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KLA?

KLA announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.90 per share on Tuesday, June 1st. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.04%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 14th.
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Is KLA a good dividend stock?

KLA pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.03%. KLA has been increasing its dividend for 11 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of KLA is 24.74%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, KLA will have a dividend payout ratio of 19.25% 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 announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase program on Thursday, July 29th 2021, which authorizes the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 4.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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

KLA issued an update on its first quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 29th. The company provided earnings per share (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?

15 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for KLA's shares. Their forecasts range from $225.00 to $403.00. On average, they anticipate KLA's share price to reach $341.13 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.7%.
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Who are KLA's key executives?

KLA's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Richard P. Wallace, Pres, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 61, Pay $4.53M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Bren D. Higgins, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51, Pay $1.77M)
  • Mr. Ahmad A. Khan, Pres of Semiconductor Process Control (Age 47, Pay $1.8M)
  • Mr. Brian W. Lorig, Exec. VP and GM of Global Support & Services (Age 47, Pay $953.34k)
  • Mr. Oreste Donzella, Exec. VP - Electronics, Packaging & Components (Age 54, Pay $984.39k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Virendra A. Kirloskar, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 58)
  • Dr. Ben Bin-Ming Tsai, CTO & Exec. VP of Corp. Alliances (Age 62)
  • Mr. Kevin M. Kessel C.F.A., CFA, VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. MaryBeth Wilkinson, Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec.
  • Becky Howland Ph.D., Sr. Director of Corp. Communications

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

429 employees have rated KLA CEO Rick Wallace on 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.

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), (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 shareholders include Ceredex Value Advisors LLC (0.50%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.31%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.30%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.20%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.18%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.18%). 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, Oreste Donzella, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar.
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Which major investors are selling KLA stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., PGGM Investments, Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, Alliancebernstein L.P., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and Fort Point Capital Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold KLA company stock in the last year include Ahmad A Khan, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Kevin Kennedy, Kiran M Patel, Oreste Donzella, Richard P Wallace, and Virendra A Kirloskar.
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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., New York State Common Retirement Fund, NZS Capital LLC, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank , and Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd..
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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 $346.89.

How much money does KLA make?

KLA has a market capitalization of $53.17 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

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 8/3/2021 by Staff
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