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NASDAQ:KLAC

KLA - KLAC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$310.74
+2.36 (+0.77%)
(As of 09/28/2022 10:59 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$301.10
$311.57
50-Day Range
$303.57
$397.40
52-Week Range
$282.83
$457.12
Volume
11,218 shs
Average Volume
1.71 million shs
Market Capitalization
$44.07 billion
P/E Ratio
14.19
Dividend Yield
1.71%
Price Target
$424.16

KLA MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.72 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
35.5% Upside
$421.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
3.60% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.14
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.50mentions of KLA in the last 14 days
Based on 14 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$6.48 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-3.81%
From $24.65 to $23.71 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.93 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

29th out of 636 stocks

Optical Instruments & Lenses Industry

1st out of 6 stocks

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About KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Stock

KLA Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control, process-enabling, and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related electronics industries worldwide. It operates through four segments: Semiconductor Process Control; Specialty Semiconductor Process; PCB, Display and Component Inspection; and Other. The company offers integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing products that comprises wafer inspection and review, and metrology; wafer and substrate defect inspection and metrology; reticle defect inspection and metrology; chemical/materials quality analysis; in situ process management and wafer handling diagnostics for IC and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manufacturing; software products to provide run-time process control, defect excursion identification, process corrections, and defect classification; and refurbished and remanufactured products. It also provides specialty semiconductor manufacturing, benchtop metrology, surface characterization, and electrical property measurement services for general purpose/ lab applications; etch, plasma dicing, deposition, and other wafer processing technologies and solutions for the semiconductor and microelectronics industry. In addition, the company offers direct imaging, inspection, optical shaping, additive printing, and computer-aided manufacturing and engineering solutions for the PCB market; inspection and electrical testing systems to identify and classify defects, as well as systems to repair defects for the display market; and inspection and metrology systems for quality control and yield improvement in advanced and traditional semiconductor packaging markets. The company was formerly known as KLA-Tencor Corporation and changed its name to KLA Corporation in July 2019. KLA Corporation was incorporated in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

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KLAC Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/1 Dividend
8/12/2022
Dividend Payable
9/01/2022
Today
9/28/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/26/2022
Fiscal Year End
6/30/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Optical instruments & lenses
Sub-Industry
Semiconductor Equipment
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:KLAC
CUSIP
48248010
Employees
14,280
Year Founded
1976

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$421.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$545.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$265.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+36.5%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.72
Research Coverage
18 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$3.32 billion
Pretax Margin
37.88%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$9.21 billion
Cash Flow
$25.77 per share
Book Value
$9.87 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
141,595,000
Market Cap
$44.07 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.35

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Richard P. WallaceMr. Richard P. Wallace (Age 62)
    Pres, CEO & Exec. Director
    Comp: $4.37M
  • Mr. Bren D. HigginsMr. Bren D. Higgins (Age 52)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.78M
  • Ms. Mary Beth WilkinsonMs. Mary Beth Wilkinson
    Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec.
  • Mr. Ahmad A. KhanMr. Ahmad A. Khan (Age 48)
    Pres of Semiconductor Process Control
    Comp: $1.91M
  • Mr. Brian W. LorigMr. Brian W. Lorig (Age 48)
    Exec. VP of KLA Global Services
    Comp: $1.12M
  • Mr. Virendra A. Kirloskar (Age 59)
    Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Dr. Ben Bin-Ming Tsai (Age 63)
    CTO & Exec. VP of Corp. Alliances
  • Mr. Kevin M. Kessel C.F.A.
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Becky Howland Ph.D.
    Sr. Director of Corp. Communications
  • Randi Polanich
    VP & Chief Communications Officer













KLAC Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell KLA stock right now?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" KLAC shares.
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What is KLA's stock price forecast for 2022?

18 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for KLA's shares. Their KLAC share price forecasts range from $325.00 to $545.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $424.16 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 37.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have KLAC shares performed in 2022?

KLA's stock was trading at $430.11 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, KLAC stock has decreased by 28.3% and is now trading at $308.38.
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When is KLA's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 26th 2022.
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How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Co. (NASDAQ:KLAC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 28th. The semiconductor company reported $5.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $5.46 by $0.35. The semiconductor company earned $2.49 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.42 billion. KLA had a net margin of 36.06% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 95.80%. The firm's revenue was up 29.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $4.43 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 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $1.30 per share on Thursday, September 1st. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 12th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $1.05.
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Is KLA a good dividend stock?

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.71%. The company 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 is 23.74%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, KLAC will have a dividend payout ratio of 21.93% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for KLAC.

How will KLA's stock buyback program work?

KLA announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, June 16th 2022, which allows the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 12.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually 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 2023 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.70-$6.80 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $5.81. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.48 billion-$2.73 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.52 billion.

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

429 employees have rated KLA Chief Executive Officer Rick Wallace on Glassdoor.com. Rick Wallace has an approval rating of 97% among the company'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 (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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Primecap Management Co. CA (5.06%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (4.37%), State Street Corp (4.25%), FMR LLC (2.21%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (1.85%) and Pictet Asset Management SA (1.38%). Insiders that own company stock include Ahmad A Khan, Ahmad A Khan, Amichai Steimberg, Bren D Higgins, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Gary B Moore, Kevin Kennedy, Kiran M Patel, Mary Beth Wilkinson, Oreste Donzella, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little, Virendra A Kirloskar and Virendra A Kirloskar.
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How do I buy shares of KLA?

Shares of KLAC stock 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 $308.38.

How much money does KLA make?

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) has a market capitalization of $43.73 billion and generates $9.21 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $3.32 billion in net income (profit) each year or $21.90 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does KLA have?

The company employs 14,280 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., Jiangsu Xinshun Microelectronics, 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, 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, Zeta Instruments, and Zeta Instruments Inc..
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How can I contact KLA?

KLA's mailing address is ONE TECHNOLOGY DRIVE, MILPITAS CA, 95035. The official website for the company is www.kla.com. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at (408) 875-3000, via email at ir@kla-tencor.com, or via fax at 408-875-4144.

This page (NASDAQ:KLAC) was last updated on 9/28/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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