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KLA Stock Forecast, Price & News

+6.44 (+2.11 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $311.23
50-Day Range
MA: $304.70
52-Week Range
Now: $311.23
Volume1.31 million shs
Average Volume1.22 million shs
Market Capitalization$47.95 billion
P/E Ratio37.86
Dividend Yield1.18%
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Optical instruments & lenses
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
Current SymbolNASDAQ:KLAC
Year Founded1997



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.81 billion
Cash Flow$15.45 per share
Book Value$17.25 per share


Net Income$1.22 billion


Market Cap$47.95 billion
Next Earnings Date5/4/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.21 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

45th out of 1,523 stocks

Optical Instruments & Lenses Industry

1st out of 9 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+6.44 (+2.11 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is KLA a buy right now?

18 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 10 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?

Wall Street analysts have given KLA a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but KLA wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks 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 Tuesday, May 4th 2021.
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How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Co. (NASDAQ:KLAC) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 2nd. The semiconductor company reported $3.24 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $3.19 by $0.05. The semiconductor company had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.60 billion. KLA had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 65.49% and a net margin of 21.76%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.66 EPS.
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How has KLA's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

KLA's stock was trading at $144.92 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, KLAC shares have increased by 114.8% and is now trading at $311.23.
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How often does KLA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KLA?

KLA announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 9th. Investors of record on Friday, February 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.90 per share on Tuesday, March 2nd. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 18th.
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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 1.18%. 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 34.78%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, KLA will have a dividend payout ratio of 27.15% next year. This indicates that KLA will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has KLA issued on next quarter's earnings?

KLA updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.23-3.91 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.22. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.665-1.815 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.61 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

18 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for KLA's shares. Their forecasts range from $190.00 to $360.00. On average, they anticipate KLA's stock price to reach $272.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.6%.
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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) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Ahmad A. Khan, Pres of Semiconductor Process Control (Age 47, Pay $1.8M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Brian W. Lorig, Exec. VP and GM of Global Support & Services (Age 47, Pay $953.34k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Oreste Donzella, Exec. VP - Electronics, Packaging & Components (Age 55, 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. (LinkedIn Profile)
  • 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 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.

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).

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 BlackRock Inc. (7.85%), Primecap Management Co. CA (6.06%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.35%), FMR LLC (2.31%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.31%) and FIL Ltd (1.49%). 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 JPMorgan Chase & Co., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Boston Partners, Primecap Management Co. CA, Alliancebernstein L.P., Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., FIL Ltd, and First Trust Advisors LP. 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 institutional investors are buying KLA stock?

KLAC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Morgan Stanley, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Mariner LLC, KBC Group NV, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, and Lazard Asset Management LLC.
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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 $311.23.

How much money does KLA make?

KLA has a market capitalization of $47.95 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.

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 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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