NASDAQ:KLAC - KLA-Tencor Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $91.78 -0.74 (-0.80 %) (As of 01/16/2019 03:19 PM ET)Previous Close$92.52Today's Range$91.58 - $93.0052-Week Range$80.65 - $123.96Volume38,395 shsAverage Volume1.54 million shsMarket Capitalization$14.15 billionP/E Ratio11.49Dividend Yield3.25%Beta1.52 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email KLA-Tencor 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 that include wafer-level packaging inspection/metrology and component inspection/metrology products 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, which comprise process control equipment, test equipment and surface profilers, and metrology and defect inspection solutions; and optical and stylus profilers, and in situ process monitoring products for general purpose/lab applications. Further, it provides refurbished systems, remanufactured systems, and enhanced and upgraded systems under the K-T Pro name; and service engineering, technical support, and knowledge management system services. The company offers its products and services for use by various bare wafer, integrated circuit, reticle, and hard disk drive manufacturers. KLA-Tencor Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Optical instruments & lenses Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:KLAC Previous Symbol CUSIP48248010 Webwww.kla-tencor.com Phone408-875-3000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.43 Current Ratio3.45 Quick Ratio2.69Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.49 Forward P/E Ratio10.07 P/E Growth1.42 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$4.04 billion Price / Sales3.48 Cash Flow$8.4048 per share Price / Cash Flow10.92 Book Value$10.38 per share Price / Book8.84Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.00 Net Income$802.26 million Net Margins22.05% Return on Equity93.99% Return on Assets24.41%Miscellaneous Employees6,550 Outstanding Shares153,070,000Market Cap$14.15 billion OptionableOptionable KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions What is KLA-Tencor's stock symbol? KLA-Tencor trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "KLAC." How often does KLA-Tencor pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KLA-Tencor? KLA-Tencor declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 7th. Stockholders of record on Saturday, November 17th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Tuesday, December 4th. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 15th. View KLA-Tencor's Dividend History. How will KLA-Tencor's stock buyback program work? KLA-Tencor announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were KLA-Tencor's earnings last quarter? KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) released its earnings results on Monday, October, 29th. The semiconductor company reported $2.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.21 by $0.25. The semiconductor company had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.07 billion. KLA-Tencor had a net margin of 22.05% and a return on equity of 93.99%. The firm's revenue was up 12.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.80 earnings per share. View KLA-Tencor's Earnings History. When is KLA-Tencor's next earnings date? KLA-Tencor is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 29th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for KLA-Tencor. What guidance has KLA-Tencor issued on next quarter's earnings? KLA-Tencor updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Monday, October, 29th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.02-2.34 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.23. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.03-1.11 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.08 billion. What price target have analysts set for KLAC? 13 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for KLA-Tencor's shares. Their forecasts range from $105.00 to $152.00. On average, they anticipate KLA-Tencor's stock price to reach $130.4150 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 41.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for KLA-Tencor. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for KLA-Tencor? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA-Tencor in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for KLA-Tencor. Has KLA-Tencor been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about KLAC stock has been trending positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. KLA-Tencor earned a coverage optimism score of 2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of KLA-Tencor's key competitors? Some companies that are related to KLA-Tencor include II-VI (IIVI), Topcon (TOPCF), Nova Measuring Instruments (NVMI), Camtek (CAMT), CyberOptics (CYBE), Perceptron (PRCP), Optex Systems Hldg InCorp (OPXS) and ProPhotonix (STKR). Who are KLA-Tencor's key executives? KLA-Tencor's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Richard P. Wallace, Pres, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 59)Mr. Bren D. Higgins, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49)Ms. Teri A. Little, Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 55)Mr. Brian M. Trafas, Exec. VP of Global Customer Organization (Age 56)Mr. Ahmad A. Khan, Exec. VP of Global Products Group (Age 45) Who are KLA-Tencor's major shareholders? KLA-Tencor's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%), Kempner Capital Management Inc. (0.03%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), Pensionfund DSM Netherlands (0.02%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.01%) and Pensionfund Sabic (0.01%). Company insiders that own KLA-Tencor stock include Ahmad A Khan, Bobby R Bell, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Edward W Barnholt, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Institutional Ownership Trends for KLA-Tencor. Which major investors are selling KLA-Tencor stock? KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Cullinan Associates Inc., Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Virtu Financial LLC and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. Company insiders that have sold KLA-Tencor company stock in the last year include Ahmad A Khan, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Emiko Higashi, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA-Tencor. Which major investors are buying KLA-Tencor stock? KLAC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Kempner Capital Management Inc., Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Pensionfund Sabic, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, CENTRAL TRUST Co, Cerebellum GP LLC and DNB Asset Management AS. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA-Tencor. How do I buy shares of KLA-Tencor? 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is KLA-Tencor's stock price today? One share of KLAC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $91.90. How big of a company is KLA-Tencor? KLA-Tencor has a market capitalization of $14.15 billion and generates $4.04 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $802.26 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.00 on an earnings per share basis. KLA-Tencor employs 6,550 workers across the globe. What is KLA-Tencor's official website? The official website for KLA-Tencor is http://www.kla-tencor.com. How can I contact KLA-Tencor? KLA-Tencor'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] MarketBeat Community Rating for KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ KLAC)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 556 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 589 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,145MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about KLA-Tencor and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KLAC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KLAC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the Quick Ratio?